Coronavirus - COVID-19

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Completing your vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19.

COVID vaccine, including the second doses and booster dose, is available at

Cottage Health is not currently offering public vaccine clinics. Cottage has administered more than 114,000 doses of vaccine and continues ongoing vaccine outreach for hospitalized patients and through partner programs with the Cottage Center for Population Health.



Visit or My Turn to find COVID-19 vaccine providers near you. Or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489). Vaccine providers offer first, second and booster doses.

Everyone age 12 and over is eligible for Pfizer vaccine.

Everyone age 18 and over is eligible for any of the FDA authorized vaccines: J&J, Moderna or Pfizer.

Getting a booster dose of vaccine

As of September 27, 2021, the CDC recommends for those who received Pfizer vaccine, after at least 6 months have passed since the original vaccination series:

  • People age 65 should get a booster dose.
  • People age 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should get a booster dose.
  • People age 18-64 years with increased risk for COVID exposure due to occupational or institutional setting may get a booster dose.

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

Call the National Vaccine Hotline: 1-800-232-0233 or the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8am-8pm, Sa-Su 8am-5pm).

Do I need an appointment?

Most vaccine providers accept walk-ins. Please check with your provider or pharmacy.


There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Insurance is not required to receive vaccine. If you do have insurance, your insurance company may be billed for vaccine administration, but there will be no cost to you.

If you receive the COVID-19 vaccine during a hospital stay or a clinical care visit for reasons other than the vaccination, you may be charged for the hospital or clinical care visit.

If you receive an EOB (explanation of benefits) summary from your insurer and have any questions, please call your insurer or vaccine provider.


How do I get my second dose?

Go to and click Find COVID-19 Vaccines to search by vaccine type and location.


How can I get a copy of my vaccine record?

You will receive a paper vaccine record card when you are vaccinated.

If you lose this card, you can get a digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record from the State of California.

If you received vaccine from Cottage, you can access your medical record through MyChart or by contacting the Health Information Management office.


Are there other places to get vaccine?

For help finding a vaccine anywhere in the US, go to or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489)

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:

How many people are vaccinated in Santa Barbara County?

Find current vaccination numbers at Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard

Information & Education

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

COVID-19 Reports

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

New Visitor Policy -- Screening and Safety Requirements

Effective August 11, 2021, California State Public Health Officer Orders require visitors follow these guidelines:

  • Visitors must show record of their COVID-19 Vaccination and be fully vaccinated – with a single dose of Johnson & Johnson, or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine completed at least two weeks prior to visit. Proof of vaccination may be your COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card (printed or digital), California-issued QR code, or printed immunization record from your healthcare provider.
  • OR
  • If full vaccination has not been completed, visitors must show record of a negative COVID-19 test received within 72 hours prior to each visit. The test may be a PCR or antigen test.
  • All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask at all times within the facility.

Cottage Health continues ongoing care with a commitment to quality and safety for all patients, visitors and staff.

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

How Do I Get a Copy of My COVID-19 Vaccine Record?

Masked and Mighty Coalition for COVID Prevention

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

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

211 or 800-400-1572

US Centers for Disease Control

FAQ About COVID-19 Vaccination

California Department of Public Health


Wellness Resources


Mask Guides

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The CDC offers guidance on masks. Updated 7/27/2021

CDC Guide

The CDC currently recommends everyone wear a mask indoors in public in communities (like Santa Barbara County) with substantial or high transmission of COVID.

Please note that healthcare settings have a higher level of precautions than the general public. To protect patients and staff, visitors at Cottage Health are required to wear masks at all times within our facilities.

CDPH Crisis Care

CDPH Crisis Care Guidelines

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.

Crisis Care Guidelines

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

Need a Vaccine?

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Visit or My Turn to find COVID-19 vaccine providers near you. Or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489). 

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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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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