COVID-19 Information

The Cottage Health Call Center is experiencing high call volume and is unable to schedule vaccination appointments for incoming calls. For new vaccine appointments, please visit My Turn. If you do not have a mobile phone or email address, call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Sa-Su 8am-5pm) for assistance.

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COVID Vaccine Status

Cottage Health is offering COVID-19 vaccine at multiple locations based on available vaccine supply. Everyone age 16+ is now eligible to receive vaccine. Minors age 16 or 17 may receive only Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

If Cottage locations are not currently listed in My Turn, please check back or try other providers. Locations will appear in My Turn when appointments become available again.

Vaccine by the Numbers

April 12 (numbers updated weekly)

  • 62,933 vaccine doses have been administered by Cottage Health
  • 25,509 people have been fully vaccinated by Cottage Health

Register for My Turn

Everyone age 16 and over who lives or works in Santa Barbara County is now eligible to receive vaccine.

Register now to receive updates from My Turn. If you do not have an email address or mobile phone to receive notifications, call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Sa-Su 8am-5pm).

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Appointments at the Cottage Vaccine Clinic

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My Turn website appointment screen

  • Start at My Turn to check for appointments:
  • Vaccine supply is limited and appointments fill quickly. Please keep trying if you do not find an appointment.
  • When My Turn locates available appointments for you, a list of the options will appear so you can select the first appointment accessible to you.
  • If you select Cottage Health as your vaccine provider, you will receive a link to the appointment scheduler. Your appointment is not confirmed until you select a time and complete the scheduling process using the link.
  • To cancel or ask questions about your appointment: If you do not have regular computer access or have questions about your upcoming appointment with Cottage, call the Cottage Health COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 805-678-7016 or 800-756-5510 (8am-4:30pm). After hours, please leave a voicemail. Note the Call Center is not a service for scheduling vaccine if no appointments are available online. Please call to cancel if you will not use your appointment, so the appointment can be opened for someone else.

  • For your second dose: For Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, the provider who administers your first dose will give you details on scheduling your second dose at the same location. If you receive the vaccine at Cottage, you will get email reminders for your scheduling your second dose. As of April 7, second doses are being scheduled at first dose appointments.

  • Pfizer is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals 16 and 17 years old. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor to the vaccination appointment to provide consent.

Cottage Health COVID Community Vaccine Clinic FAQ


When are the vaccine clinics?

Cottage Health vaccines clinics are weekly ongoing based on staffing and vaccine availability. Current vaccine supplies are limited.

Who can get the vaccine now?

  • Go to My Turn to find appointments. Everyone who lives or works in Santa Barbara County and is age 16 and over is now eligible.
  • On April 15, eligibility throughout California will open for everyone age 16 and over. (Note Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized for those age 16 and 17, and parental consent is required.)

How will I know when appointments open?

Register at My Turn and also check the county website and other providers.

Current vaccine supplies are limited. It will take time to vaccinate our community, and Cottage Health is one provider in this effort. New appointments are released every week, and vaccine supplies are expected to increase. Please keep trying if you do not get an appointment right away.

Cottage Health opens vaccine appointments in My Turn on Fridays between 3-5 p.m. A small number of additional appointments may open throughout the week, most between 3-5 p.m.

How do I sign up if I don’t have a computer?

Call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Sa-Su 8am-5pm).

For questions about an appointment you have scheduled with Cottage Health, call us at 805-678-7016 or 800-756-5510. Please do not call this number for an appointment if you are able to access My Turn to make your appointment online. It is not a service for bypassing My Turn scheduling for those who have computer access.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are required for each person receiving the vaccine.


Will I receive confirmation once I schedule an appointment?

Once you complete your appointment reservation, an email confirmation will be sent.

Please note: If you opted out/unsubscribed from receiving Cottage Health emails in the past, we will be unable to contact you at the email address you unsubscribed. You may provide a different email address when scheduling your appointment to ensure quickest receipt of vaccine messages.


What if I need to cancel an appointment?

After registering, if you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, call our COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 805-678-7016 or 800-756-5510 (8am-4:30pm). If calling after hours, please leave a voicemail with your full name and appointment time.

Please cancel promptly to ensure your appointment can be offered to someone else.

Please cancel if you feel sick on your scheduled date.

Can I make an appointment for my spouse or another household member at the same time?

Each person will need a unique appointment to receive vaccine.

The same time slot may not be available to all eligible members in a household.

We will only be able to vaccinate the individual/s who have an appointment in their name.

To make an appointment for someone else, please work with them to register at My Turn.


Which COVID-19 vaccine will I receive from Cottage?

Vaccine will be based on availability and will be noted in your appointment scheduling process. At the clinic site, you will receive a vaccination record card listing the type of vaccine you receive.

Can I mix vaccines?

For the Pfizer and Moderna two-dose vaccines, it is important that your first and second doses are from the same company. (i.e., You should receive both doses of Pfizer, or both doses Moderna). The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is a single dose.


Where is Cottage Health’s vaccine clinic?

Details on location and a pre-appointment checklist will be sent once you have an appointment.

Cottage Health is offering vaccinations at multiple locations, so be sure to check the location of your appointment before arriving.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please wear short sleeves.

Wear a face mask over your mouth AND nose.

Bring a current photo ID to verify age, and your insurance card if you have health insurance.

You will be asked to complete patient information forms when you arrive.

Parent or legal guardian must be present for vaccination of individuals less than 18 years old.

Be prepared to remain at the clinic for your vaccination and for a 15-30 minute observation period after receiving your vaccine.

Is there a cost for vaccine?

There will be no charge to you.

If you have insurance, bring your card to your appointment.

Do I need to have Cottage MyChart account?

A Cottage Health MyChart account is not required when making a vaccine appointment, but it may be helpful to you.

Cottage Health MyChart gives you access to your medical records, lab results, and quicker registration and appointment check in.

Now is a good time to sign up or ensure your login information is current. Visit to log in. If you have forgotten your username or password please click on the “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password” buttons.

Should I take the vaccine if I’ve had COVID?

It depends on when you recovered. If you had COVID in the past three months, you may not need the vaccine until after three months from recovery. Please check with your medical provider.

Should I take the vaccine if I have allergies?

Please consult a physician for medical advice specific to your medical history.

As a precaution, individuals at the vaccine clinic will be monitored by the Cottage Health clinical team for 15-30 minutes after vaccination.

Should I take the vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Please consult a physician for medical advice if you have questions on whether the vaccine is right for you.

An FAQ sheet on safety of vaccine during pregnancy is available at the California Department of Public Health website.


How will I sign up for a second dose?

If you receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, information on second dose scheduling will be provided at your first dose appointment.

For Cottage Health vaccine clinics, an email will be sent to you directly from Cottage Health to schedule your second dose. The second dose of Pfizer vaccine should be scheduled approximately 3-6 weeks after the first dose (no earlier than 17 days).

You will receive a link to schedule at least five days before your second dose is due. Call the Cottage Health COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 805-678-7016 or 800-756-5510 if you have not received an email 17 days after your first dose appointment.

As of April 7, Cottage will the schedule second dose at the first dose appointment, and the date/time will be written on the vaccination record card as a reminder.


Are there other places to get vaccine?

My Turn is the hub for vaccine scheduling in California.

Pharmacies and healthcare providers may list additional details on their websites.

Visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health website for other updates.

Where are updates posted?

COVID-19 Daily Report

Cottage Health is providing ongoing care for our community and has isolation precautions in place for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Information & Education

A listing of information, education and resources from Cottage Health and community organizations.

Visiting Cottage

Temporary Restriction of Hospital Visitors

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To protect the health of vulnerable patients and essential health care workers, it is necessary at this time for our hospitals to limit visits.

Hospital Visitor Policy Update

To maintain hospital safety for ongoing care, Cottage Health continues to use both Public Health Department recommendations and the current community transmission rate in making decisions on temporary visitor limitations. Visitation policies may vary by care location and hospital unit. Please call ahead for specific guidance on visiting a patient.

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Information and Updates

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Recorded information line: 805-681-4373

Santa Barbara County Call Center: 833-688-5551

Phone line staffed 9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Behavioral Wellness 24/7 Access Line: 888-868-1649

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Wellness Resources

A listing of articles & resources from Cottage Health and community partners relating to overall health and well-being.


Mask Guides

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Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks provide the same protection. The CDC offers a guide on effective mask practices. Updated 2/10/21

CDC Guide

Cottage Health is offering guides for making your own masks at home and how to properly wear, remove, and wash cloth face coverings.

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CDPH Crisis Care

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Cottage Health is responding to the ongoing and surging COVID-19 pandemic. Our care continuum plan for surge operations and crisis care during public emergency is guided California Department of Public Health’s framework on best practices, ethical principles and commitment to equity in care.

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Note on website images: Photographs in our hospitals showing groups without masks were taken prior to March 2020.

Staff Thank You Cards

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Please take a moment to send an electronic thank you card to a member of the Cottage Health team.

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When it comes to fighting COVID, be Masked and mighty. We can stop the spread of the virus if we work together. Stay Masked and Mighty, Santa Barbara.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

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Everyone age 16+ is now eligible.

Cottage opens most vaccine appointments Fridays between 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Appointments are required. Family members without an appointment will not be vaccinated. A parent/guardian is required to accompany minors age 16 and 17 to provide consent.

Visit My Turn to find appointments.

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COVID-19 Community Update

March 23, 2021

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Ron Werft, Cottage Health President & CEO, shares an update with the community.

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Mental Health Resources for Children and Families

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The emotional impacts of COVID-19 are impacting many children, teens, and families. If you or someone you know needs help with depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns, Cottage Health offers help.

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