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Cottage Health’s history dates back to 1888, when a group of 50 women saw great medical needs in their growing community and formed the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Society. Their efforts led to the 1891 opening of the hospital, which they continued to nurture through the years.

Their giving spirit lives on today, throughout the Central Coast, with people like you who elevate the level of care that Cottage Health, a not-for-profit organization, provides in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and the Santa Ynez Valley.

You may be our greatest asset. Please consider these options for contributing:

Give Online

Your support is important to us! Click on the donate button below to make a gift online for any amount to any of our hospitals’ foundations.

To donate to the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation follow this link - Donate Online

For more information on how to support emergency services, critical care and trauma services at Cottage, please contact Patricia Heller at (805) 879-8988 or

Support Cottage

When you make a financial donation, you keep Cottage Health at the forefront of medical excellence. There are many ways individuals and businesses can give, and all gifts can be directed to the Cottage Health hospital or program of the donor’s choice. Cottage Health is a not-for-profit hospital system, and your gifts are tax deductible.

Donate Blood

Not everyone can give blood, but those who do are life savers. Find out more about this vital way to give to others in your community.

Volunteer at Cottage Health

Join our amazing community of volunteers. Help patients and their families, or assist staff behind the scenes. You can contribute your time and talents in a surprising number of ways. We can help you find the right fit.

"The emergency room was like a scene from a movie. They saved his life!"

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - Sepsis - Tommy Johnson

Shortly after playing a full season of football his senior year, Tommy Johnson faced a much more deadly opponent. With the help of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Tommy was back in competition just a few weeks later.

Tommy's Inspiring Story

Family Assistance Fund

Cottage Children's Medical Center - Stella

Like many of Cottage Children’s Medical Center’s patients, Stella’s family traveled from outside Santa Barbara to receive care. The Family Assistance Fund helped them make ends meet while they were here supporting their daughter.

Helping Families

No Replacement for True Passions

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital - Orthopedics - Theo Stephan
When arthritis caused chronic pain and surgery was her only hope for relief, Theo chose to have hip replacement surgery at the Cottage Center for Orthopedics at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Today, she is back to enjoying her healthy lifestyle.

Theo's Passion

National Leader in Hospital Care

Cottage Health - CMS 5 Star Rating for Quality

Only 2.2 percent of hospitals evaluated earned the government’s first-ever 5-Star rating for overall quality and safety. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital were two of them.

Watch Patients Tell Our Story

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