Medical Office Visits are by Appointment for That Day
- Single doses of commonly used over the counter medicines.
- Band-Aids, condoms and feminine products also available.
Due to Covid-19, enrolled SBCC students will be assessed and will be referred to outside providers such as Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) and Planned Parenthood. There are income eligibility requirements (most students qualify) and paperwork to fill out at the time of your first appointment. When making appointment with SBNC or Planned Parenthood, mention being seen through the FamPact Program for sexual health services.
Through SBNC and Planned Parenthood, students may be able to access support services in these following areas:
• Birth Control Options
• STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) testing and treatment
• Pregnancy Testing
• Emergency Contraception ("Plan B") for patients (available any day clinic is open).
You can find more information about Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics on their website: www.sbclinics.com
You can find more information about Planned Parenthood on their website: www.plannedparenthood.org
SBCC Student Health Services Offers (SS-170):
- Pregnancy Testing
- Emergency Contraception
We offer tuberculosis skin tests and seasonal flu vaccines (during appropriate months) at low cost.
Recommended Vaccinations for College Students. You're NEVER too old to get immunized!
The following vaccines are avaiable in the community.
- Tetanus/Tdap (whooping cough) > Offered at SHS when appropriate for wounds. This vaccine needs to be renewed every 10 yrs (5 yrs if you had a deep/dirty wound)
- Meningococcal (meningitis) > Effective vaccine to prevent a serious illness to type A & B meningitis.
- HPV/Human Papillomavirus > This vaccine is for both men and women Prevents HPV infections, cervical and genital cancer.
- MMR/Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- FLU offered at SHS during appropriate months such as October-December
Feel free to contact us or stop by to receive more information on these vaccines. We can refer you to an inexpensive place in the community!
Click here or on any of the listed vaccines for a table with information about these and more vaccines!
- Blood pressure
- Height and weight
- Tuberculosis test
Information regarding various community agencies is available. Referrals will be made as needed. Many agencies provide a student discount.
Please see the Resources link in the navigation menu above
Dental Services: Dr. Doran Z. Dobranszky, D.D.S. is offering dental services at discount prices for SBCC students who do not have dental insurance. For a list of prices please stop by Student Health or the International Student Office. The dentists' office is located at 5901 Encina Road, Suite C-1, in Goleta. To make an appointment please call (805) 967-5671.
SBCC offers a secondary insurance policy to cover students for accidental injuries that occur in class or college sponsored activities. Accidents must be reported to the Student Health Services office (SS-170) within 72 hours. Students must first submit claims to their private primary insurance. There is a $50 deductible on claims. For full information on this coverage, bulletins are available at the Student Health Services office (SS-170).
Affordable Care Act www.healthcare.gov
Covered California www.coveredca.com
Some people qualify to apply outside the enrollment period. Qualifying events include life changes like: getting divorced, married; having a baby or adopting; losing coverage because you turned 26, left your job, or your job benefits were reduced. For more information about whether you can apply for health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment Period, see resources listed below.
If you qualify for Medi-Cal (making $16,105 or less for a single adult; $32,913 for a family of 4), you can apply at any time.
Having insurance, and a local primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) makes it easier to succeed in school. Data about college student success supports this statement. That is why the Student Health Services staff is dedicated to assisting you in enrolling in health insurance. We do this in a number of ways.
Certified Enrollment Counselors are available in the community through the County of Santa Barbara's Public Health Department and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. To schedule an appointment to enroll in Covered California (private insurance) or Medi-Cal (public insurance), please refer to the following information:
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
8 am - 5 pm
Carpinteria Health Care Center
931 Walnut Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Santa Barbara Health Care Center
345 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
For a complete list of locations and materials needed to complete application, please click here
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department for latest COVID-19 information:
Cottage Hospital Emergency Services:
For a full list of our Medical FAQs click here.
Ask a Nurse
Ask a Nurse is a free service offered by SBCC Health Services. You may submit a medical question by clicking the medical link below.
Medical questions are answered by e-mail during normal Health Services operating hours. Answers to questions submitted during the weekend may take up to 72 hours. In case of emergency, you should seek immediate medical attention. The Health Services nurse may suggest an alternate source for your answer depending on the nature of the question.
Information you receive in answer to your question is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice regarding a specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your physician or other health provider for any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Only SBCC Pipeline e-mail addresses will be answered.
Although SBCC Health Services strives to protect the privacy of individual information, information provided over the internet is not secure. For private or personal issues, the student is encouraged to call 805-730-4098 or come to the Health Services clinic.