Date: July 22, 2021

For: Immediate Distribution

From: Chelssa Outland, PIO


Effective Thursday, July 22, 2021, Seneca Healthcare District (SHD) Hospital Incident Command Center (HICC) will be altering our onsite staffing hours. HICC will be staffed onsite from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Lake Almanor Clinic conference room.  After 8:00 pm, the HICC and assigned incident commander will continue to be available via phone at

(530) 258-3681 for all questions and concerns related to Seneca Healthcare District.


Seneca HICC will continue to work closely with local state and federal authorities to stay updated on relevant fire and evacuation information.  Chester remains in an “advisory warning evacuation” status. If Chester moves into a “mandatory evacuation order” an updated press release will be issued with information about the healthcare facility’s operational capabilities.

Seneca Healthcare District Hospital Emergency Room, Family Practice, and Walk-in Clinic remain open at the time of this press release.


Please direct ALL inquiries about the status of Seneca Healthcare District to the HICC at the numbers below.

HICC Direct Line – (530) 258-3681