Santa Barbara County Public Health Department – Health Care for the Homeless

Member of the Council badgeThe HCH Project provides health and support services to people experiencing homelessness throughout  county. Access to health care is provided through coordinated outreach integrated with an elaborate and effective clinic system.

Services

The system of care has three satellite clinics located within homeless shelters, five Public Health Department Health Care Centers, five non-profit sub-recipient community clinics and one contracted dental center that collaborate to serve all areas of the County. The field service team consists of Public Health Nurses (PHNs) stationed in thirteen homeless shelters and transitional living centers. The nurses provide triage care and make referrals to the Health Care Centers and shelter-based clinics for those needing additional care.

Linkages

Coalitions, Casa Esperanza and Good Samaritan shelters, Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Transition House, Bridge House, and Hope Center.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 6,500

Patients served: (2013) 4,373

Subcontractors

Casa Esperanza Homeless Center

816 Cacique Street PO Box 24116 Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Contact:
Imelda Loza 805-884-8481
Phone:
805-884-0173
Fax:
805-965-3871
Website:
www.casa-esperanza.org

Easy Lift

53 Cass Place, Suite D Goleta, CA 93117
Contact:
Ernesto Paredes
Phone:
(805) 681-1410
Fax:
(805) 681-1184

Good Samaritan Services, Inc.

731 South Lincoln Ave. Santa Maria, CA 93458
Contact:
Sylvia Barnard
Phone:
805-346-8185
Fax:
805-346-8656
Email:
goodsam@goodsamshelter.net

Marian Community Clinic

4723 West Main Guadalupe, CA 93434
Contact:
Lupe Terrones
Phone:
(805) 343-2004

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Isla Vista, West Side, East Side 1900 State St. Suite G Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Contact:
Bonnie Campbell, Deputy Director
Phone:
(805) 617-7853

Eastside Family Dental Clinic

923 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact:
Susan Casort
Phone:
(805) 884-1998
Fax:
(805) 884-1875