Coronavirus - COVID-19

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The Cottage Health COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinic in Goleta is closed as of July 29, 2021, after administering more than 99,100 doses of vaccine at this location. Thank you to all who volunteered at the clinic, and all of our community members who arrived for vaccine. You have helped to protect our community.

Cottage continues ongoing vaccine outreach for hospitalized patients and through partner programs with the Cottage Center for Population Health.


How to Access Your Second Dose of Pfizer Vaccine

For your second dose: Visit vaccines.gov and click Find COVID-19 Vaccines to search by vaccine type and location.

If you received a first dose of Pfizer vaccine at Cottage’s community clinic, it is very important to complete your second dose. Three weeks is the recommended interval between doses of Pfizer vaccine, but you can still get your second dose if you have waited longer than three weeks. Completing your vaccination is the best protection against the Delta variant.


Cottage Health COVID Community Vaccine Clinic FAQ

GETTING A VACCINE

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

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.

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.

VACCINE IS AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO YOU

Will I receive confirmation once I schedule an appointment?

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.

SECOND DOSE APPOINTMENTS

How do I get my second dose?

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

If you receive a first dose of Pfizer vaccine at Cottage’s community clinic, it is very important to complete your second dose. Three weeks is the recommended interval between doses of Pfizer vaccine, but you can still get your second dose if you have waited longer than three weeks. Completing your vaccination is the best protection against the Delta variant.

MORE OPTIONS AND UPDATES

Are there other places to get vaccine?

For help finding a vaccine anywhere in the US, go to vaccines.gov 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: https://publichealthsbc.org/vaccine/

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 will 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.


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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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Resources

Information and Updates

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

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

Wellness Resources

Masks

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

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Staff Thank You Cards

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

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

COVID-19 Community Update - August 16, 2021

COVID-19 - Video Update March 16, 2021

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Dr. Joseph Aragon talks about the importance of not delaying care when you need it.

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Cottage Health is prepared to provide safe ongoing care in our community.

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Cottage's emergency rooms are open for all needs. Precautions have been taken to protect patients from exposure to COVID-19.

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The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is fully staffed and open for all patients and all emergency care needs.

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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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Hospitals are safe and ready for care

Even during a pandemic, your health and safety are the top priority at hospitals, clinics, and med centers. If you’re experiencing a health emergency, we’re here for you.

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