Dr. Paul Swanson, Emergency Services Medical Director.


As a medical care provider looking for a rewarding, challenging career, there are a number of reasons you should consider working in a small, rural community. While 25 percent of Americans live in rural locations like Plumas County, only 10 percent of physicians practice in these areas, which means that here at Eastern Plumas Health Care, we need you!

We offer an unparalleled sense of community in a safe, family friendly environment. In addition, with a short, stress free commute, you'll have more time to spend with your family and friends, or to explore the million acres of national forest, 1,000 miles of waterways, and 100 lakes that our county has to offer.

If making a difference is important to you, you'll gain a strong sense of satisfaction when you practice at our critical access hospital and clinics. Your expertise and availability close to home will be very much appreciated by your patients.

In addition, rural hospitals like EPHC need quality physicians and other health care providers in order to remain viable, so when you practice here your value to the hospital and to the community as a whole is never taken for granted.

If you're recently out of medical school, your debt load may seem staggering, and one of the significant advantages of a rural practice is that you may be eligible for more federal and/or state loan repayment programs. Also, you'll find the cost of living to be much lower here than in an urban area. And, the clean air, breathtaking views, and wildlife at your doorstep won't cost you a thing.

All of this adds up to a quality of life that you won't find elsewhere: increased job satisfaction, time with family and friends, and time for yourself.

For Medical Staff office, call Alanna Collier-Wilson, 530.832.6564 or email alanna.wilson@ephc.org. The fax number is 530.832.4494.