Save Children's Lives

Cottage Health relies on your support to provide the best possible care for children. Your gifts to Cottage Children’s Medical Center go to research, training and technology, and help us cover the costs of children whose families cannot fully pay for their health care. With your help, we are also building a new children’s medical center that will endure for generations.

Support Excellence

We care for kids as they grow from newborns to age 18, tending to everyday concerns, emergencies and complex, even rare problems. Our reputation for excellence has drawn the nation’s top experts in children’s health to our community.

In addition to serving the Central Coast, Cottage Children’s Medical Center is a regional referral center that cares for children from greater Los Angeles and inland California. We offer the only Pediatric Trauma Center between San Jose and Los Angeles with specialists ready around the clock to give life-saving care to kids. We also started the region’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Our emergency departments handle more than 7,000 visits by children each year. And our Grotenhuis Pediatric Multispecialty Clinics total more than 4,000 annual visits.

Children's Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. Cottage Children’s Medical Center is proud to be a part of the CMN family.

These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. With the help of Cottage Children's Medical Center and Children's Miracle Network, 11-year-old friends Faith and Lexi fight cancer together.

Carry on a Tradition of Giving

You can give online and ask that your gift go to children's services at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital or learn about other ways to make a donation.

Help Through Your Business

We are grateful for all the support we have from businesses and foundations. That includes the donations retailers collect from customers as they join forces with Cottage Children’s Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Partner with us to raise money and spread the word about how we save and improve children’s lives at Cottage Health. Contact Ann Peyrat at or 805-879-8743 about fundraising programs, Miracle Balloon Campaigns and Miracle Kids Day.