Patients and Visitors

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Patient Registration

All patient registration for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is now located at the Virgil Elings Lobby. For your convenience, parking services are available.

At Cottage Health, we partner with patients and loved ones to make your hospital visits as comfortable and uncomplicated as possible. This section will answer some of your most pressing questions and help you plan your stay at Cottage Health.

About Your Stay
What to bring, meals and medical tests

Accessing Your Medical Records
How to obtain paper and electronic health records

Amenities for Cottage Health Patients and Visitors
Services to enhance patient and visitor comfort

Flowers and Gifts
Cottage offers three full-service gift shops

Insurance, Billing and Financial Assistance
To help you better understand your bill and Cottage payment policies

Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Includes information about advance directives and patient advocacy

Patient Safety and Security
We can all work together to ensure safety

SAGE Medical Library and Online Resources
Multiple resources to research conditions and procedures

Spiritual Care
For access to your spiritual care team and resources

Support for Patients and Caregivers
Access to social services

Visitor and Parking Information
Important facts before you visit

Hospital Visitor Policy Update

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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.

View Visitor Policies

Cottage Virtual Care

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No appointment needed. No waiting room. Connect with a member of Cottage Virtual Care's team of doctors and nurse practitioners online.

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General Questions

For general questions, call (805) 682-7111.

Questions About Your Recent Visit

If you have any questions about your recent visit, our patient relations representative can be reached by email at, or by phone at 805-569-7244.