“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”
Health & Safety
As remote and sparsely populated as Serra County is, we are lucky enough to have an strong volunteer base. Volunteer fire departments are located in Alleghany, Pike, Downieville, Sierra City, Sattley, Sierra Brooks, Calpine, Sieraville, & Loyalton. At the sound of the siren, fire personnel including EMTs and First Responders arrive, almost out of nowhere to take care of most any situation. So while vacationing or visiting the area, play safe, but if faced with an emergency, rest assured, help is right around the bend.
Personal preparedness goes a long way in avoiding meeting our trusty search and rescue volunteers. Always let somebody know where you are going and when you expect to return. Do not count on having cell phone service! Make sure to remember basic first aid supplies, any medications needed, flashlight, jacket, bug spray, sunscreen, and most importantly water. GPS is not always accurate in the canyons so make sure to have a hard copy map and compass as well.
For emergencies in Sierra County call 530-289-3700 instead of 911 for faster response times.
Local Medical Clinics
Eastern Plumas Health Care
700 Third, Loyalton CA 96118
Sierra County Public Health
Family Planning and Immunizations
Not Primary Care
202 Front St, Loyalton CA 96118
Western Sierra Medical Clinic
Limited emergency & pharmacy abilities
209 Nevada St, Downieville CA 95936
701 Main St, Loyalton CA 96118
Sierra Family Medical Clinic
15301 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City 95959
Should you need advanced medical attention while in Sierra County there is a high probability that you will be transported by air. This service is not always covered under regular insurance.
Costs start at $15,000 per trip. Purchasing a membership with a medical transport company in advance could save you big time in the end. For an an annual fee of less than $100 you can have peace of mind for you and your family.
Enloe Flight Care