The East Umatilla County Health District was formed in 1988 to better serve the communities of Athena and Weston during medical emergencies. In 2016, voters approved the formation of a new health district. On July 1, 2017, the East Umatilla County Ambulance Area Health District replaced EUCHD.
Today, the ASA-5 (ambulance service area) serves over 400 square miles with a year round population of over 4000 in the communities of Athena, Weston, Helix, Adams, and Tollgate.
We respond to more than 250 calls per year. Our coverage area borders with the Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Service as well as the Umatilla Tribal Fire & Ambulance Service to the South, the Millton-Freewater Rural Fire & Ambulance to the North and to the Union County line on Highway #204.
The District is comprised of one full time Paramedic/Administrator, a Paramedic training officer/ supply officer, a Paramedic billing and accounting clerk and several volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians. Medic 400 is a State Certified Advanced Life Support ambulance based in Athena, Oregon.
We have mutual aid agreements with the Athena Volunteer Fire Department, East Umatilla County Rural Fire Protection District in Weston, Helix Rural Fire Department, Pendleton Fire Department, Tribal Fire Department, and Milton-Freewater Rural Fire Department and Ambulance. We also work closely with LIFE FLIGHT Network.