Western Sierra Medical Clinic is open to help identify and stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Greetings from WSMC,
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.* You will be triaged OUTSIDE by staff when you arrive and present to the front of the clinic.
We also strongly encourage all of our patients and the general public to follow CDC and CDPH guidelines, which recommend wearing masks indoors and in crowded outdoor venues, regardless of your vaccination status.
*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.
Our vaccination program is available to ANYONE that wants a vaccine, no matter if our established patient or not. We want to get as many people vaccinated as possible. We have both Moderna, which requires two shots, and Johnson & Johnson, which requires just one shot, available at our Grass Valley and Auburn locations.
Interested individuals can also call 530-274-9762 and follow the prompts to COVID Vaccine scheduling to get an appointment. Our vaccinations are by appointment only.
More information is available on the following county websites:
Thank you for your patience during this process.
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:
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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