News and Events
The Opioid Crisis

February 14, 2018

Dr. Paul Swanson will give a talk on the Opioid Crisis in EPHC's Education Center on the Portola Campus next Wed., Feb. 21 at 5:30. This is a subject that is vital to our community! Please attend if you can. Questions/more info - please call 832.6597. The following is one of this week's featured editorials in Plumas County's newspapers. The Opioid Crisis By Paul Swanson MD, Vice-Chair of Board of Directors, Director of Emergency and Hospitalist Services, Eastern Plumas Health Care In August 2016 the Surgeon General of the United States sent a letter to every physician in the United States asking for help...

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EPHC Says Goodbye To Dr. Michelle Kim

January 4, 2018

A letter from Dr. Michelle Kim to her patients: Dear friends, As many of you may already know, I sustained an injury this summer, and I have not been able to make the commute to Portola from my home in Truckee. For those of you who had appointments that have been changed and rescheduled over the past several months, I truly appreciate your patience. Unfortunately, even though I have been healing and improving, I have made the very difficult decision to resign my role as a primary care provider at Eastern Plumas at the end of January 2018. Until then, I...

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EPHC News Update

December 8, 2017

Health Insurance SOS

Eastern Plumas Health Care currently offers one on one help signing up for, or renewing Covered CA insurance. The deadline this year is January 30, so it is urgent to get help signing up if you need it now. Call 530.832.6568.

We also have year round help navigating the process of signing up for MediCal. April Shepherd in our Financial Services Office is here full time to help. You can make an appointment by contacting 530.832.6568; She also takes walk-ins. She will get the information and documentation she needs from you and...

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DRILL: Active Shooter Exercise today at 9am

November 16, 2017

This is a DRILL! Eastern Plumas Health Care is currently involved in an active shooter exercise. This is only a drill. The "active shooter" mass casualty incident occurred at 9 am at the County Fairgrounds in Quincy.

EPHC’s Portola Campus Participates in STATEWIDE DISASTER DRILL, Nov. 16, 9am-12pm

November 15, 2017

THIS IS ONLY A DRILL! Tomorrow EPHC's Portola Campus will be participating in a statewide disaster drill. This includes an "active shooter" incident in Quincy. We will be seeing "casualty patients" and "family members," and as much as possible, we will be responding as if this was a real disaster. Please keep this in mind and SHARE-- THIS IS ONLY A DRILL!

We’ve Got You Covered, CA!

October 31, 2017

We've got you covered, California! Come to our certified enrollment specialist for help enrolling or re-enrolling in your Covered CA health insurance. The open enrollment window for Covered CA is short--Nov. 1 - Jan. 31! Let us help you get the health coverage YOU DESERVE! Call 530.832.6568 for more info.

Employee Appreciation Picnic 2017

September 4, 2017

EPHC's 2017 Employee Appreciation Picnic took place on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Portola Park. Lots of fun and a little bit of mayhem, combined with good music, fine food, and great people made it a superb day. We are lucky to work with these people! The Goodales always look happy to be here together! Logan and family at our Employee Appreciation Picnic. Alanna and Annie.
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TV Coverage Tells The Story Of Plumas County’s Proactive Approach To The National Opioid Epidemic

August 24, 2017 Eastern Plumas Health Care's Dr. Wendy Flapan was featured in a recent KCRA spot on the opioid crisis and how our hospital is working to fight opioid addiction in our community. EPHC also featured in the August 23rd Plumas News editorial: "TV coverage tells the story of Plumas County's proactive approach to the national opioid epidemic: The topic leant itself to a negative portrayal of Plumas County, but the exact opposite occurred. Last week KCRA, the NBC affiliate out of Sacramento, highlighted the opioid epidemic facing this country and featured Plumas County in one of its pieces. "It would have been...

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August 7, 2017

Friday, August 4 through Monday, August 7, 2017 Plumas and Sierra Counties Plumas County Public Health and the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District are extending a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of potentially poor air quality conditions at least through Monday, August 7, caused by the Minerva Fire south of Quincy in Plumas County ( For the next several days, Plumas County’s Air Quality will continue to vary as Fire Crews work to contain the Minerva Fire.  It is important to remember that smoke can be damaging to your health.  Exposure to elevated PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in...

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Marion’s Garden Comes To Life

June 9, 2017

Marion’s Garden Club, Or How To Build A Dream Portola’s skilled nursing facility director, Lorraine Noble, has started a Wednesday garden club, and she’s asking for volunteers to help “preserve and enhance Marion’s Garden.” Marion Vorhees is a skilled nursing resident who has spent several years bringing a patch of dirt and gravel behind the facility to brilliant, colorful life. Eastern Plumas Health Care’s previous groundskeeper, Robert Hayes, used to bring cuttings from home and worked with Marion in her garden. Initially, according to Noble, Marion planted hens and chickens in one corner. Then, Noble gave Marion a private room where she could...

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