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Student Health Services



As of March 16, 2020 Student Health & Wellness Services is closed for in person counseling and medical appointments due to the elevated threat of COVID-19 in the Santa Barbara area. 

In order to meet the needs of our students during this difficult time, we are offering telehealth support to students. If you are having an emergency, please dial 911.

Students who are enrolled in Spring 2021 Session 
can schedule a full-service telehealth appointment with a
personal counselor, nurse, or nurse practitioner

By calling:
(805) 730-4098 

During regular office hours:
Mon & Thurs: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tues & Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
 Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm


General Information about Medical &

Personal Counseling Appointments

Appointments will remain and continue to be scheduled via Telehealth (Zoom or Phone Sessions.)

Medical and Personal Counseling Appointments: 

If you would like to schedule an appointment for either personal counseling or medical services, please call us at:

We do not make appointments via email due to confidentiality laws.

When you call us, we will ask you for the following information:

  • K#

  • Student Availability for desired appointment (during our business hours M,TH 8-4 and T,W 8-6 F 8-1pm)

  • Telehealth Preference- phone/ zoom preference. 

  • Gender Preference (if you are seeking personal counseling)

Students are required to fill out telehealth forms via our new Student Health Portal. Please try to complete all forms prior to the appointment time. If students need assistance in completing paperwork, please contact us and we are happy to assist you.  


 How to Log Into the Student Health Portal:

If you are NEW to the Portal follow these quick steps:

Step 1:  Click “Register”: Enter your K Number. Do not include the K, just enter the number and your pipeline email.

Step 2:  Go to your pipeline email and click the email sent by Pyramed. You can then click the link where you will set a password. 

Step 3:  Go to the pyramed portal at: https://sbcc. and log in with your new password, which you just set. 

How to Access Required Personal Counseling Forms: 
The following forms must be completed prior to your first counseling appointment: 

  • Go to “My Forms”

If you are beginning Individual Personal Counseling Sessions fill out these forms:

  1. Consent Form for Personal Counseling Services

  2. Mental Health Intake Form

  3. Notice of Privacy Practice Form

  4. Consent for Telehealth 

If you are a returning Individual Personal Counseling Sessions please complete the following form:

  1. Consent for Telehealth

How to Access a Scheduled Appointment:

If students choose a ZOOM appointment, students will be able to access the appointment link through our Student Health Portal at the top of the homepage. 

If students choose a phone session, students will receive a call from a blocked number at the time of your appointment. Your provider will try calling you 2 times and after that point, you will need to contact our office to reschedule your appointment. 


Click Here to Visit New Student Health Portal 

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After Hours Phone Counseling Information
for SBCC Students

If you are a registered student and need help outside SBCC Student Health and Wellness office hours, contact the following phone number for after hours phone counseling suport!

SBCC After Hours Phone Counseling/Crisis Support: (805) 730-4098

Additional After Hours Resources:

  • Emergency/Police/Paramedics: 911
  • Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness, Crisis Response & Service Access Line 1-888-868-1649
  • Safe Alternatives for Treatment of Youth (SAFTY) SAFTY 1-888-334-2777
  • Cottage Hospital Emergency Psychiatric Services: 805-569-8339 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text COURAGE to 741741

 How Can We Help You? Please fill out the Student Health and Wellness Services Request Form

Click Here For Request Form


Got Medical Questions? Ask a SBCC 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.

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Medical questions are answered by email 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.

For more information about Medical Care?

Please contact Director of Student Health & Wellness Services, Laura Fariss at: for additional questions regarding the medical services. 

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SBCC Telehealth & Off-Site Community Support Services & Resource Guide

This guide provides SBCC students and employees a comprehensive list of SBCC Telehealth &
Off-site mental health, medical, and wellness support services and resources.

View Guide Here 

Student Health Services ~ The WELL 

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Now Operating Remotely!

Click Here for The WELL Website

Based on the elevated threat of COVID-19 in the Santa Barbara area, we have suspended ALL physical in-person activity at The WELL until further notice.

Check out our Calendar to learn more about and sign up for our Health & Wellness Workshops, Group Counseling, & Skill Building Groups! All workshops and groups are being offered via Zoom for FALL 2020!

Check out our dynamic Digital Health & Wellness Series, Staying-In Self-Care Kit, Alternative Activities Guide, and Wellness and Resiliency Blog to help support you through this difficult time.


Below is a list of important medical and mental health resources that can help support you

Medical Resources:

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department for latest COVID-19 information:

Cottage Hospital Emergency Services:

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics:

Mental Health Resources:

Are you Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency?
In the case of a physical or mental health emergency, Please Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.


Emergency and Crisis Hotline Information:

If you or someone you know is at risk for harm to self or others and you want to talk to a mental health specialist immediately, call one of the crisis numbers listed below. Help is available.

Text COURAGE to 741741 (24-7)


  • Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness, Crisis Response & Service Access Line  1-888-868-1649
  • Safe Alternatives for Treatment of Youth (SAFTY) SAFTY 1-888-334-2777
  • Ventura County Healthcare Agency, Crisis Response & Service Access Line  1-866-998-2243
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
South County:
  • Cottage Hospital Emergency Room- Psychiatric Services, West Junipero St. and, Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105  805-569-7210
  • SB County Behavioral Wellness Crisis Services, 315 Calle Del Remedio Suite B Santa Barbara, CA  93110 805-884-6850
North County:
  • Lompoc - Adult Mental Health Services, 117 North B Street  Lompoc, CA 93436 805-737-6690 
  • Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436 (24 hour ER) 805-737-3300
  • Santa Maria- North County Crisis Services, 212 West Carmen Lane Santa Maria, CA 93458 805-739-8700
  • Marian Regional Medical Center 1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, CA 93454 (24 hour ER) 805-739-3000
Ventura County:
  • Ventura County Healthcare Agency and STAR Program, 1911 Williams Drive, Oxnard, California, United States Crisis Response & Service Access Line 1-866-998-2243
  • Vista Del Mar Hospital, 801 Seneca St, Ventura, CA 93001 805-653-6434
  • Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N Brent St, Ventura, CA 93003 (24 hour ER)   805-652-5011
  • Ventura County Medical Center, 300 Hillmont Ave, Ventura, CA 93003 (24 hour ER) 805-652-6000

 Additional Crisis Hotlines:

Low-Cost Counseling Resources in Santa Barbara:

Community Education & Counseling Center
923 Olive St. Suite 1
(805) 962-3363

Family Service Agency
123 W. Gutierrez St. 93101  (805) 965-1001

STESA (Standing Together to End Sexual Assault)
433 E. Canon Perdido 93101
24 hour hotline: (805) 564-3696

Hospice of Santa Barbara (Grief Counseling)
2050 Alameda Padre Serra Suite 100  (805) 563-8820

Acacia Counseling Center (Isla Vista and Goleta)
281 Magnolia Ave | Floor 2, Goleta, CA 93117 (805) 883-6856
948 Embarcadero del Norte | 102  Isla Vista, CA 93117 (805) 699-6668

Family Therapy Institute
111 E. Arrellaga St. (805) 882-2400

Holman Group- Psychiatry and Psychotherapy(Medi-cal/Cen-cal provider) 
1 (800) 321-2843

New Beginnings Counseling Center
324 E. Carrillo St. Ste. C, 93101 (805) 963-7777

Pacific Pride Foundation(LGBTQ counseling and resources) 
126 E Haley St, 93101  (805) 963-3636

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care (Grief Counseling) 
512 E Gutierrez St (805) 965-5555 

Low-Cost Counseling Resources in Ventura:

Ventura Counseling and Wellness Center 
5450 Ralston Street Suite 101, Ventura CA 93003 (805) 620-8046

Maple Counseling Center 
2021 Sperry Ave #41, Ventura, CA 93003  (805) 669-8846

Ventura Community Counseling Center
2140 Eastman Avenue, Suite 112, Ventura, CA (805) 791-9700

Santa Barbara Country Resource Guides:

View/Download the Common Ground Santa Barabara County Resource Guide here.
View/Download the Common Ground Santa Barabara North County Resource Guide in Spanish here.
View/Download the Common Ground Santa Barabara South County Resource Guide in Spanish here.


Welcome to Student Health & Wellness Services we provide medical services, personal counseling in our office in Student Services Building Room 170 , and a comprehensive wellness program through our Wellness Center “The Well” ECC21.

Finding and maintaining health and balance in life is a challenge, but the pay offs are huge. You have power to make positive decisions that affect your academic, social and personal goals now and in your future... and we're here to help!

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Our Mission...

Is to ensure the diverse SBCC student community feels heard, respected, and encouraged to gain vital knowledge, tools, and support to move towards optimal life long health and wellness!


What does your student health fee cover?

Medical care
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Sexual Health
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Student Health 101
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Student Health 101

Student Health & Wellness Services are excited to partner with Student Health 101 to offer CampusWell, the online wellness magazine for SBCC students.  

Each week, students receive a brief email with health and wellness resources and articles to help support their mind & body!

Check out the online wellness magazine at:


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Looking for reliable health information?

Wellness Central was created with you in mind.
This private, Canvas-based online tool provides information specifically for California Community College students about six dimensions of health and wellness.

Access Wellness Central through Canvas now:

Each health and wellness topic includes an overview and additional resources for exploration such as videos, articles, quizzes, and more - all available 24/7.


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