Alerts & Notices

Local Emergency Information

[Graphic]:  Blue rectangular sign with a white H indicating a Hospital.  Usually seen as a road sign.

Accidents Do Happen.

All travel and recreation activities pose a certain degree of risk to the participants. Orienting yourself to local emergency facilities before you travel can help prevent confusion and save precious time in the event of an accident or medical emergency.

Remain Calm.

Call 911.

In the case of a medical emergency where immediate help is required, Call 911. Emergency operators will dispatch necessary personnel to assist you. Be prepared to give them the phone number you are calling from, the victim's location, the nature of the injury or accident and information about the victim or victims and their status.

Stay on the line and do not hang up! If possible, have someone help guide emergency personnel to the victim's location by making themselves visible near the entrance or crossroads to the location.

Remember that the Forest is remote. Emergency response times will be longer than those in an urban setting. It is a good idea to always carry First Aid supplies and be certified by your local American Red Cross in Advanced First Aid and CPR.

Local Hospitals

There are three main local hospitals you may need to locate. Depending upon your location on the forest, emergency personnel may take victims to hospitals in:

Placerville - Jackson - South Lake Tahoe

The following maps will assist you in locating these medical facilities. Keep an eye out for the blue Hospital road signs as you get closer to the hospital.

Marshall Hospital

Address: 1100 Marshall Way, Placerville, CA 95667
Emergency Room: Open 24 hours
Phone: (530) 622-1441
Directions in Google Maps

Line graphic detailing the location of Marshall Hospital in Placerville.  Marshall Hospital is located south of Highway 50 near the intersection of Main Street and Cedar Ravine St, on Marshall Way.

Sutter Amador Hospital

Address: 200 Mission Blvd, Jackson, CA 95642
Emergency Room: Open 24 hours
Phone: (209) 223-7500
Directions in Google Maps

Line graphic illustrating the location of Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson.  Sutter Amador Hospital is located on the north side of Highway 88, east of the junction of Highway 88 and Highway 49.

Barton Memorial Hospital

Address: 2170 South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (530) 541-3420
Directions in Google Maps

Line graphic detailing the location of Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe.  Barton Memorial Hospital is located east of the Y intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89.  It is located south of Highway 50 where Second and Fourth Streets meet South Street.