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Office Address

2511 Main Street, Suite A, Cambria, California 93428

Administrative Office Telephone


805-927-0185 fax

Ambulance StationAddress


Ambulance Station



805-927-3141 fax

Emergency Telephone


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Office Hours

Normal hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Staff are subject to meetings, vacation and emergency calls, therefore it is possible that the offices will temporarily not be open to the public. We recommend calling ahead to make an appointment.


The regular meetings of the District occur on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 1:00 P.M.,at the Old Cambria Grammar School @ 1350 Main Street, Cambria.  The meeting dates are sometimes subject to temporary change.  Agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance.  The posting site is the entrance to the administrative offices, and the ambulance station, 2535 Main Street.   Special Meetings may be called by the Board President as needed.

Professional Building

This building has three suites:  

  • Suite A is leased by Commmunity Health Centers 805-927-5292, 2511 Main Street.

  • Suite B and Suite C is leased by Community Health Centers

  • 805-927-5292, 2515 Main Street.


Additional Phone Numbers

  • San Luis Obispo County Health Department: 

  • San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department: 

  • San Luis Obispo County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Inc.:  805-788-2511

  • Cambria Community Services District Fire Department:  805-927-6240

  • Cambria Community Services District Offices: 


Barbara Bronson Gray, R.N., M.N.


Healthcare District Director elected November 2012, term expires December 2020. B.S in Nursing, M.N. in Administration, Healthcare Journalist, Communications Consultant

Laurie Mileur


Igor "Iggy" Fedoroff


Graduated from Syracuse University with an A.B. in economics and has an M.B.A. After a career in contracting, he retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. Then worked 12+ years with an aerospace company, finishing in 2000 as sector vice president of contracts and regional marketing for BAE SYSTEMS North America Aircraft Controls in Santa Monica. Iggy is married to the former Suzanne Harrington and they have lived in Cambria full time since 2000. Iggy and Suzanne have a blended family of seven children and seven grandchildren.

Bill Rice


Dr. Miguel Hernandez





Heidi Holmes-Nagy, EMT

Administrative Services Manager

Jason Melendy, Paramedic

Operations Director

Julie Harper

Administrative Clerk



The District formation was approved by the local voting constituency and was authorized by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to establish under California Health and Safety Code, Division 23, Section 3200, Hospital Districts.  Objective:  To attract physicians and dentists to locate their practice to the community


Medical offices were leased by the District from a private party and in turn were rented (at a nominal amount) to a physician.


The District took over operation of the ambulance services from the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, using volunteers via a telephone call list for emergency response.  The ambulance was located in a shed behind the old Bank of America building.


The District purchases 2 lots from the Campbell Estate - Total price $3,500.  Construction begins on the "clinic" located on the new property on Main Street.


The District built it's own "clinic" to provide medical offices that could be leased to a physician at a nominal rate.  This building was completed on land donated by the Soto Family at its present location on Main Street.  The District also began to purchase medical equipment for the physicians use.


Total ambulance runs for the year were 54.


The District expanded its facility by adding an ambulance garage and new medical office space, for future use of any additional physicians. Total ambulance runs for the year were 62.


Total ambulance runs for the year were 82.


Total ambulance runs for the year were 95.   Note: current ambulance call volume is displayed on this link:  ambulance statistics.   A 1965 Cadillac ambulance was purchased for $9,595.  Arrangements are made to house the older ambulance at the original garage behind the former Bank of America building at Main and Bridge Street.



Due to the communities request, the District added more office space for lease to a dentist.


The District built a separate ambulance garage to house additional ambulances and create more room in the "clinic".


In order to facilitate interest expressed by numerous residents of the District, the new office space was leased to a second physician on a trial basis in order to provide more choices in medical care.  The physician resigned before the end of the year.


Again, at the request of community members, the District leased office space to a second physician, who retired from practicing in 1987.


The District acquires a new "van style" ambulance from Wayne Corporation of Arkansas.  Due to numerous defects in construction, the vehicle was rejected and returned to the manufacturer.  The District also creates a full-time ambulance manager position to help coordinate the volunteers.


In response to the County Emergency Medical Care Committee recommendations, the District hires a full-time Emergency Medical Technician ambulance staff, maintaining 24 hour ambulance coverage.  The ambulance is maintain at the crew's home.  The volunteer system continues to help augment the full-time personnel.


The separate ambulance garage was remodeled into a crew quarters and office. During this year, an independent fund raising foundation called "Project Heartbeat" was established to purchase life-saving equipment.


The District acquired a new Type 1 modular ambulance from Superior Corporation of Ohio, with the help of  financial aid from the State Office of Traffic Safety.  



The medical building, usually referred to as the "clinic", was renamed the Professional Building.  Additional personnel are hired to provide an improved, full-time schedule rotation.


The District, along with other County Emergency Medical Service Providers, upgrading to Advanced Life Support operations by sponsoring personnel to become Emergency Medical Technician II (intermediate paramedic). 


The District acquires a second ambulance (used) to supplement the existing unit.  A back-up response system is established and is coordinated via the services of a local answering exchange company.  A part-time office assistant is also hired.


In November, the Hospital District passes a Special Assessment (Measure B) by a majority vote.  This annual parcel assessment is established to raise monies for periodic ambulance and equipment replacement.  The annual fee was three dollars for an unimproved parcel, seven dollars for improved.


The District enters the computer era to assist in billing and other bookkeeping procedures.


The District purchases a new modular ambulance made by Excellance Corporation of Alabama.  The unit is a 1987 Ford Type III, consisting of an all-aluminum patient compartment.  A 1988 Ford Bronco II is also acquired to serve as a District utility vehicle.


The personnel are upgraded to full paramedic status (EMT-P).  The staffing level was at four full-time paramedics and three part-time paramedics.  Additional equipment is purchased through Project Heartbeat to complete the upgrade.


The District completes work on the installation and implementation of a new VHF radio repeater system.  The radios allow direct paging access of one or all pagers for back-up personnel response with second or third emergency calls.


A new diesel type III ambulance (1992 model) is acquired from Horton Corporation of Ohio, contributing to an overall response system improvement.  The older ambulances are sold.



An additional paramedic position is established, allowing the Administrator to assume full-time office duties in addition to remaining available to help on emergency calls. The District also changes it's name from Cambria Community Hospital District to Cambria Community Healthcare District in order to distinguish its service level and mission.  The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is formed in September.  In November, the voters approve an increase to the special assessment, raising the unimproved parcel fee to $7.00 and the improved parcel fee to $20.  The increased funding allows for the hiring of an additional paramedic and for equipment replacement. The paramedic crews change from a 72 hour work week schedule to a 56 hour (average) work week schedule.


A 1991 Type II ambulance made by Leader Industries of California, is purchased from San Luis Ambulance Service Corporation.  This unit becomes the third ambulance in the District's fleet, to be used as a reserve vehicle for primary/secondary unit replacement.  This ambulance is equipped via Project Heartbeat funding.


The District purchases a new, Type II ambulance from Leader Industries, replacing the 1992 Horton Ambulance.


The District purchases a new, Type II ambulance, also from Leader Industries.  This unit replaces the used Type II acquired from San Luis Ambulance Service.  The District also established it's web site.


The District prepares to launch an annual newsletter, titled: Healthcare News, to all local District residents.


Don Melendy becomes the new District Administrator after the retirement of his brother, Dave, at the end of June.


The District administrative offices are relocated to 1241 Knollwood Circle at the end of October.  This new facility includes a multipurpose room for District meetings as well as CPR, First Aid, and Community Health Classes.


Measure AA passes to accomodate the hiring of additional staff.


July 1st, Paramedics & EMTs hired to staff 2 full time ambulances. Ambulance station remodel completed to house new personnel.

The District purchases 2 new Sprinter Type II Leader Van Ambulances replacing Unit 9 which is sold, and increasing our fleet from 3 to 4 ambulances. CCHD staff begins teaching an annual CPR/First Aid class to all Junior High Students. CCHD staff start an annual drunk driving campaign.



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