Don't Delay Seeking Treatment for Your Medical Emergency

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tahoe Forest Health System reminds you: your health is important; please don’t wait for treatment.

All aspects of your health are important during the COVID-19 crisis. Please do not wait for treatment if you need urgent or emergent medical care. Delaying timely treatment can cause the condition to worsen or become an emergency that earlier intervention could have prevented.

It is safe and important to come to Tahoe Forest Health System Emergency Departments in Truckee and Incline Village with symptoms like chest pain or evidence of stroke, trauma or severe injuries. These conditions require immediate medical attention and should not be delayed.

We are screening patients at the front door for COVID-19. We are separating patients appropriately into our COVID secured area. Those suspected to have the virus are placed in closed rooms in a separate area of the emergency department.

Patients also receive masks and maintain appropriate social distancing. Staff are also wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

Again, please know it is safe to come and see us if you have a medical emergency needing immediate attention. We are here to serve you.

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