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Health Care in Churchill County

NAS Fallon Health Care in Churchill County

There are many health care services in Churchill County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Nevada Health Link’s website (

can help applicants walk through the maze of choices.

See the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.


A community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.

For a full list of community health centers in Nevada, visit the Nevada Health Centers website at and select “Locations.”


The Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners website,, is a useful place to verify a dentist’s license. Select “License Verification” from the “Consumers” drop-down menu to verify a dentist or hygienist. You can also seek referrals from people you know who’ve had dental care in the area.

Consider the following to find the best dentist for your needs.

  • Are the dentist’s office hours convenient for your schedule?
  • Is the dental office close to your home or office?
  • How are dental emergencies handled?
  • Does the office appear to be clean and well organized?
  • Is the staff helpful and friendly?
  • What are the dental office’s financial policies and how is insurance handled?

The Oral Health Program of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health can give you tips for oral health and low-cost dental care. Visit its website at


Before you arrive at your new assignment, you can check the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners online license search at You can browse for a provider by type or by location. This should give you a preview of the local medical practitioners as well as where you might need to go for specialized care.

Personal referrals from friends or other medical personnel can add to your options.

You can check a doctor’s certification at the American Board of Medical Specialties at To see if anyone has registered a complaint or taken disciplinary action against the doctor, visit the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners website at or call 775-688-2559. When you have selected a health care provider, consider the following.

  • When you scheduled your appointment, was the receptionist friendly, prompt and professional? Did he or she take time to answer your questions? Were you left on hold too long?
  • When you arrived for your appointment, were you greeted promptly? Was the reception area clean and comfortable?
  • Was the staff friendly and willing to answer your questions?
  • Did you have to wait long in the exam room before the doctor arrived? Was the exam room orderly and clean, with a chair for a family member?
  • When the doctor arrived and introduced himself or herself, did he or she seem rushed or tired? Did you get a good first impression?
  • During the consultation, did nurses or assistants pop in and out? Did the doctor seem caring, compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns? Did you feel comfortable revealing personal information? Did the doctor rush through the meeting?

Treat finding a doctor as seriously as looking for a new job or a new home. You want to be comfortable with the person who will see you while you are most vulnerable.

For Veterans

NAS Fallon Health Care For Veterans


Veterans in Churchill County are served by Veterans Integrated Service Network 21 — Sierra Pacific Network, with the nearest major medical center in Reno, about 1 hour and 15 minutes from NAS Fallon. VISN 21 serves veterans with 67 geographic sites of care located throughout northern and central California, Nevada, Hawaii, the Philippines and U.S. territories in the Pacific Basin. The closest community-based outpatient clinic is in Fallon.

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

975 Kirman Ave.
Reno, NV 89502

The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nevada, offers a broad spectrum of inpatient and outpatient health care services, ranging from primary care to hospice care to a large geographical area that includes 20 counties in northern Nevada and northeastern California.

The following is the closest community-based outpatient clinic near NAS Fallon. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to

Lahontan Valley Clinic

1020 New River Parkway, Suite 304
Fallon, NV 89406

Nevada Department of Veterans Services

6630 S. McCarran Blvd., Building C, Suite 204
Reno, NV 89509

VA Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255 

The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for Nevada’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources.

It operates one Veterans Advocacy and Support Team office in the area:

VAST Fallon

485 W. B St., Suite 103
Fallon, NV 89406

Hospitals/Medical Centers

Because emergencies can happen without warning, it is prudent to know where to go when they happen. Saving minutes in a crisis can mean saving a life. Knowing what services are available, and where, can make all the difference. Visit the following websites for more information on local hospital and medical center services.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

801 E. Williams Ave.
Fallon, NV 89406

Renown Children’s Hospital

1155 Mill St.
Reno, NV 89502

Renown Regional Medical Center

1155 Mill St.
Reno, NV 89502

Saint Mary’s Hospital 

235 W. Sixth St.
Reno, NV 89503

West Hills Hospital

1240 E. Ninth St.
Reno, NV 89512

Public Health Care

NAS Fallon Health Care Public Health Care


Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706

The state division of public health works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Nevadans. The organization offers a variety of services by public health professionals to assure that water is safe, children have their immunizations, restaurants are safe and birth certificates are correct — to name just a few.

The division’s main office is in Carson City, with community health nursing clinics throughout Nevada’s rural counties. More than 1,800 employees serve in the division’s four branches: Administrative Services, Clinical Services, Community Services, and Regulatory and Planning Services. The division’s website has information on health topics, services available and a listing of local community health nursing clinics.

Local clinics offer a variety of services, including communicable disease services, family planning, immunizations, STD counseling and testing, well-child services and cancer screening. Services can vary by location. For a list of clinics, visit

Churchill County has one local clinic.


485 W. B St., Suite 101
Fallon, NV 89406


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