In Santa Barbara
Please find below a list of valuable resources in Santa Barbara that may help you navigate through difficult health situations.
Health Resources in the Santa Barbara Area
2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number for non-emergency information and referral, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention. 2-1-1 is to health and human services what 911 is to emergency services.
Area Agency on Aging
Useful directories and resources for seniors are available to download, such as:
Santa Barbara County Senior Resource Directory
San Luis Obispo County Senior Information Guide
They offer services which:
Maintain seniors' independence and dignity as people.
Encourage seniors to be socially and economically successful.
Care for the frail elderly.
California Caregiver Resource Centers
Provides links to Caregiver Resource Centers for each area of California.
California Coalition for Compassionate Care
A statewide partnership of more than 95 regional and statewide organizations dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California. Has a variety of downloadable Advance Directive Forms. Each enables you to write down your wishes for end-of-life care and to select a surrogate decision-maker.
California Department of Aging
Programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State.
Caregiver Resource Center
For Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. Serving family caregivers of those with adult-onset brain impairment and older adults with disabling conditions. A program of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. Information on additional disease specific sites can be found on the “links” section of the Caregiver Resource Center website.
Cottage Health System
Cottage Health System is the not-for-profit parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Cottage Children’s Hospital, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. The only Level II Trauma Center in the region.
The Eldercare Locator is a great first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.
Family Service Agency
Services that prevent family breakdown, intervene effectively where problems are known to exist, and help individuals and families build on existing strength. Family Service Agency programs are available throughout Santa Barbara County. We offer programs addressing the unique concerns of youth, individuals, couples and seniors.
Santa Barbara (805) 965-1001
Lompoc (805) 735-4376
Santa Maria (805) 925-1100
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
800- 434-0222 or 928-5663.
HICAP offers free information and assistance with understanding Medicare benefits and rights, solving medical billing problems, filing claims and appeals, and comparing insurance policies. Trained volunteer counselors, registered by the California Department of Aging, are available at local community sites to provide one on one counseling and assistance.
Hospice of Santa Barbara
A volunteer hospice organization that provides care for anyone experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one.
National Alzheimer’s Association
website with links to local chapters.
National Library of Medicine
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is the critical health safety net for Santa Barbara County. They offer free and sliding-scale primary and preventative medical and dental care to low-income, homeless, uninsured and underserved adults and children.
Eastside Neighborhood Clinic (805) 963-1641
915 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Eastside Family Dental Clinic (805) 884-1998
923 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Eastside Health Program Center (805) 963- 8566
915 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic (805) 968- 1511
970 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Westside Neighborhood Clinic (805) 963-1546
628 W. Micheltorena St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine
Provides free, volunteer medical care for the most vulnerable of Santa Barbara County, when and where they are in need, including in times of disaster. Provides education and training for DWW-SBSM volunteers and others, in order to promote the practice of humanitarian medicine.
A “social model” hospice residence for low income individuals. Provides care to those in need regardless of their ability to pay, integrating high-quality medical care into a warm, home-like environment.
UCSB Counseling Services
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara
Nursing care and rehabilitation at home. Home health aides. Hospice care at home, or at Serenity House.