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Our Mission



A Long Lasting and Meaningful Way to Make a Difference in the Health and Safety of Our Community

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The Cambria Community Healthcare District serves on the front lines of healthcare, providing ambulance service to Cambria, San Simeon and the rural areas of the north coast, and serving the county through its mutual aid system.

The District also provides healthcare education and training, and helps recruit needed healthcare services to the area.

If you would like to make a donation to the Cambria Community Healthcare District now or in the future, we have a Trust which qualifies as a (501)(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donations can be used only to support vital capital and equipment needs for the District.

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If you would like to learn more about how to make a gift, or would like information on how to allocate a gift in a Trust or Will, please call Mike McDonough, District Administrator, at (805) 927-8304.

*When making an online donation will be automatically redirected to our secure donation form.

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Public Meetings

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Regular Board Meeting

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map location pin iconThe Old Grammar School - CUSD Board Room, 1350 Main Street in Cambria.

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Cambria Community Healthcare District Announces Award of $76,190 FEMA Grant to Purchase Ambulance Power Gurney/Loading Systems

Cambria Community Healthcare District Announces Award of $76,190 FEMA Grant to Purchase Ambulance Power Gurney/Loading Systems - New state-of-the-art power gurney/loading systems will be installed in two front-line ambulances operated by the Cambria Community Healthcare District (CCHD). Partially funded by a $76,190 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the new equipment uses a hydraulic power system to raise, lower or smoothly... maneuver the gurney into and out of the ambulance. This offers several advantages for both patients and ambulance crew members. “Our patients will have a safer and more comfortable transfer in and out of the ambulance,” explained Operations Manager and Paramedic Tim Benes. Tim also explained that this will help crew members to lower their own risk of serious muscle strains, spine injury or even permanent disability. “Replacing older equipment is a CCHD priority to assure patients receive the best emergency medical services from our paramedics and emergency medical technicians,” added Administrator Mike McDonough. In addition to the new power gurney/loading systems, the CCHD has recently upgraded communication radios, replaced personal protective gear, and acquired a low-mileage 4-wheel drive ambulance. The equipment upgrades were enabled by funding support from local foundations such as the Cambria Community Council and Project Heartbeat, through private donations, and from federal agencies. According to Administer McDonough the CCHD has received more than $180,000 in grant awards and pledges over the past year and a half. “The CCHD is committed to its mission of improving the health of District residents by providing emergency services, enhancing access to care, and promoting wellness. We do this in part by providing a safe work environment that protects our valued ambulance crew members,” McDonough added. The CCHD continues to seek charitable contributions to its 501(c)(3) not for profit trust, as well as additional grant fund

earth iconCCHD Press Release - Cambria Community Healthcare District Announces Award of $76,190 FEMA Grant to Purchase Ambulance Power Gurney/Loading Systems

Posted On: 09/27/2021

CCHD Hosts Fall Prevention Program

This year, 1 in 4 seniors will experience a fall. Hosted by the CCHD and presented by the SLO County Health Agency, this FREE five-week class series is designed to help seniors stay independent and prevent falls through exercise and discussion about fall risks. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from September 15 through October 13, 10:00a - 11:00a,... at the Board Room of the Old Grammar School at 1350 Main Street, Cambria. For more information contact the Cambria Community Healthcare District at (805) 927-8304 or Michelle at

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Posted On: 08/13/2021

Cambria Community Healthcare District Board Approves Mandatory Vaccinations for all Employees

On August 3rd, 2021, at a special Board meeting, the Directors approved the implementation of a new policy regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Essentially, out of a concern for the safety of the District employees and those in the community whom they serve, the Board felt compelled to act on their desire to vaccinate the staff. With the recent increases in COVID-19 Delta... Variant cases, the urgency to ensure safe work environment was paramount to their decision. The new policy describes processes where the employees, as a condition of employment, must be vaccinated by September 30th, 2021, unless they file and exemption for medical or religious reasons. Those who are exempted must wear a mask when around others and be tested for COVID-19 twice a week. This policy is consistent with the California State Health Officer’s July 26th, 2021 order requiring health care workers to be vaccinated, as well as recommendations and guidelines from other Federal and State regulatory agencies. The District leadership emphasizes that the professionals who staff our ambulances are well trained and equipped to continue in providing a safe and effective service. The residents and visitors in our community should never hesitate to call 911 in an emergency.

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Posted On: 08/05/2021

Strategic Plan Communication 2020-2023

Please click on the link to view the overview of the CCHD Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

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Posted On: 01/20/2021

Health District Reports Community-Wide Survey Results

The Cambria Community Healthcare District (CCHD) conducted a community-wide Healthcare Needs survey in July to better understand the primary care needs of Cambria, San Simeon, and the surrounding rural areas. The response was excellent, with 23% of all households (975 residences) responding by mail or online on the District’s website. Please click on the link below for complete survey results.

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Posted On: 09/08/2020

Subscribe to COVID-19 Updates. (English and Spanish versions)

Do you want the latest COVID-19 updates directly from the County to your inbox? Sign up to get emailed updates no more than 3 times per week.

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Posted On: 04/20/2020

NCEP Stay-at-Home Program

Free service for Cambria and San Simeon residents, receive regular phone inquiring about your welfare.

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Posted On: 04/16/2020

SLO County Alerts

San Luis Obispo County Emergency Information

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Posted On: 03/18/2020