Western Sierra Medical Clinic is open to help identify and stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Dear Valued WSMC Patients,
Like the rest of the nation, WSMC is experiencing the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. We are committed to avoiding delays of care and giving the best service possible even in the face of staffing shortages. We ask for your understanding and patience as we strive to provide you with quality healthcare. Some of the best things we can do as a community are wearing our masks and getting up to date on our COVID-19 vaccinations.
If you are sick, get a home test, or get tested at WSMC. If you need to see a provider for your symptoms, we have outside visits available through Urgent Care, or you can schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider. As a reminder, if you are symptomatic, or have sick family members, please do not come inside for services, for the sake of our staff and other patients. If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 hotline at 530-274-9762 and follow the prompts.
Stay safe, stay well and thank you for your understanding,
Jennifer Malone, Chief Executive Officer
All patients, staff and visitors at WSMC over 2 years of age are required to wear a well-fitting face mask that fully covers the nose and mouth.* As a precautionary measure, we screen all that enter a WSMC faciltiy.
*Certain medical exemptions apply. Please bring documentation of your medical exemption with you to the clinic. If you can’t wear a mask, please be ready to do your visit outdoors or by phone at your provider’s discretion.
COVID Vaccine Boosters
We are currently offering COVID vaccine boosters for those that are eligible.
Please see the COVID Booster Vaccine Clinic schedule below. The Flu vaccine is also available during these times.
844 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley
- Monday through Friday: Accepting walk-ins from 1 pm to 4 pm. (Wait times may vary.)
3111 Professional Drive in Auburn
- Monday through Thursday: Accepting appointments from 10 am to 12 pm.
- We offer vaccines in Downieville, King’s Beach, and Penn Valley by appointment only. Please call to schedule.
Our vaccination program is available to ANYONE that wants a vaccine, no matter if our established patient or not.
Interested individuals can also call 530-274-9762 and follow the prompts to COVID Vaccine scheduling to get an appointment.
Appointments can also be scheduled with Dokimos and the Nevada County Public Health Department at myturn.ca.gov.
More information is available on the following county websites:
At WSMC, we take your health and safety seriously. If you are experiencing potential symptoms of COVID 19, we are offering testing for adults from 10:30-12:30 p.m., and children and immediate family members from 3:30-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday on a first come first serve basis at 844 Old Tunnel Rd. Only individuals with symptoms will be tested at our locations.
If you do not have symptoms but want to be tested, please contact 1-888-634-1123 or visit the website at: https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting
For more information, visit California Department of Public Health Testing Guidance: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Updated-COVID-19-Testing-Guidance.aspx
If you have been exposed and have symptoms, you are to isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms PLUS 24 hours after fever resolves without medications. If you have been exposed and have no symptoms, you are to quarantine at home and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days unless you have been fully vaccinated with at least two weeks since the last shot. Exceptions apply for people in the healthcare field using appropriate PPE; please discuss with your employer.
For Instructions on Isolation and Care of Upper Respiratory Symptoms
We appreciate all of your cooperation with our safety guidelines of wearing face coverings when entering our buildings. We appreciate all of your efforts to socially distance yourself when at home or out in public. And most of all, we appreciate your patience and kindness with all of our staff and each other.
You can help the prevention efforts by:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- STAY HOME when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Symptoms of the coronavirus can include, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms are usually mild and can be treated at home. We encourage you to stay home and call us if you have questions at 530-274-9762.
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