Medical Services




Welcome to Student Health Services! I am writing to inform you that Student Health Services - Clinic will not be able to accommodate any students for medical issues until we secure a Supervising Physician to oversee our nursing staff, as required by state and federal mandates. Please be aware that the timeline for reopening The Clinic for medical issues remains uncertain and could span from weeks to potentially months. We understand the inconvenience this may cause and assure you that we are working diligently to fill this crucial position with a qualified and licensed individual. We hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We are excited to inform you that The Clinic will remain available for Mental Health Counseling.Until the time The Clinic reopens, all medical concerns should be redirected to Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, The MedCenter, Urgent Care facilities, or the Cottage Hospital Emergency Department. In case of an emergency please contact Campus Safety and/or 911, if necessary. If an injury or accident takes place on campus, please address the concern immediately by seeking care for the injured party and at a later date or time stop by The Clinic to complete insurance paperwork.If you have any specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at: or 805-730-4098.      Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this transitional period. 


Medical Office Visits are by Appointment for That Day


Medical Topics from A to Z

  • Single doses of commonly used over the counter medicines.
  • Band-Aids, condoms and feminine products also available.

Enrolled SBCC students will be assessed and may be referred to outside providers such as Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) and/or 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.

SBCC Student Health Services Offers (SS-170):

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
  • Condoms


Through SBNC and Planned Parenthood, students may access  additional support services (often at lower cost):

• Birth Control Options
• STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) testing and treatment
• Pregnancy Testing

Find Out More!   Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics:  
Planned Parenthood:

You're NEVER too old to get immunized!   We offer tuberculosis skin tests and often seasonal flu vaccines (during apppriate months)

Recommended Vaccinations for College Students: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! 
The following vaccines are avaiable in the community.

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                     

Covered California

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
Administrative Office
ph: 805-617-7850
8 am - 5 pm

Carpinteria Health Care Center
931 Walnut Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 560-1050

Santa Barbara Health Care Center
345 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 681-5488

For a complete list of locations and materials needed to complete application, please click here

Web resources:

Coverage Outside of Open Enrollment

Do You Qualify for Medi-Cal

Covered California
(California's marketplace)

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

Cottage Hospital Emergency Services:

Medical FAQs

For a full list of our Medical FAQs click here.

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.

Recommended Vaccinations