North Custer Hospital District (NCHD) EMS is a BLS agency that provides 911 emergency medical services for 3200 square miles in northern Custer County. Our staff consists of paid volunteer EMTs, a full-time Community Health Paramedic (CHP), and Ambulance Based Clinicians (ABCs)-the Challis Area Health Center’s PA-Cs. We pride ourselves on innovation, safety, and providing clinically appropriate care with compassion and skill.
The Challis Area Health Center, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and receives federal HHS funding through its designation as a Section 330 community health center. Related to CAHC’s status as an FQHC, the CAHC has federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals (i.e., covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act/FTCA). For more information, please see visit HRSA.gov.
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