CALSTAR 7 — SANTA MARIA
3996 Mitchell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
CALSTAR 7 opened for service on December 5, 2002. It is located at the Santa Maria Airport on California's beautiful Central Coast and serves Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, southern Monterey, and western Kern counties.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center in the immediate area and is the destination hospital for many trauma patients. CALSTAR 7 also transports patients via fixed wing aircraft to outlying hospitals such as UCLA Medical Center, USC University Hospital, Community Regional Medical Center Fresno, Stanford University Hospital, Children’s Hospital Central California, and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.
During the summer months, the population in the coastal communities nearly doubles with tourists and visitors who are active in several recreational activities: hiking, cycling, swimming, equestrian sports, ATV riding, boating, bird watching, etc. This increased population can sometimes be a logistical challenge for the medical community, making air medical transport an essential asset.