Student Health Services
* SPECIAL ALERT *
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 Fall 2020 Session
can schedule a full-service telehealth appointment with a
personal counselor, nurse, or nurse practitioner
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:
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:
Go to the pyramed portal at: https://sbcc.
Enter your K Number. Do not include the K, just enter the number and Password
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.
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:
Consent Form for Personal Counseling Services
Mental Health Intake Form
Notice of Privacy Practice Form
Consent for Telehealth
If you are a returning Individual Personal Counseling Sessions please complete the following form:
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.
How Can We Help You? Please fill out the Student Health and Wellness Services Request
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.
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: email@example.com for additional questions regarding the medical services.
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.
Student Health Services ~ The WELL
Now Operating Remotely!
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!
Below is a list of important medical and mental health resources that can help support you
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
- 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
- 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 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:
- National Suicide Hotline at 877-727-4747
- LGBTQ Youth Hotline at 866-488-7386
- Translifeline at 877-565-8860
- Veterans Crisis Hotline at 800-273-8255
- Standing Together to End Sexual Assault at 805-564-3696
- Nationwide RAINN National Rape Crisis Hotline at 800-656-HOPE
- Domestic Violence Solutions Crisis Hotline at 805-964-5245
- Child Abuse/Child Welfare Services at 800-367-0166
- Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services at 844-751-6729
Low-Cost Counseling Resources in Santa Barbara:
Community Education & Counseling Center
923 Olive St. Suite 1
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!
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!
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Sign up for the Personal Development 4 Class - FALL 2020
Facilitated by LMFT, Alyson Bostwick
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: https://sbcc.campuswell.com/
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.