Amenities for Patients & Visitors

Patients are our priority at Cottage Health, and we want to ensure that all patients and their guests enjoy a comfortable stay.

General Information


All Cottage hospitals offer complimentary Wi-Fi. Internet is also available on most patients’ televisions.

At Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, the Concierge has laptops and iPads available for guest use. In addition, computers are available in the SAGE Medical Library at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Interpreter and Translation Services

Interpreter support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all Cottage Health campuses to help patients and family communicate effectively with physicians, nurses and other staff. Language assistance is available in many languages, including American Sign Language. Please ask your nurse for assistance.

Phones and Hospital Numbers

Telephones are by each bed. For local calls, dial 9 + the number.
For long distance, dial 9 + 0 to reach an outside operator. You may call collect or charge to a calling card or home phone number.

Family and friends can reach you by calling the hospital and asking for your floor and room number.

  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital 805-682-7111
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital 805-967-3411
  • Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital 805-688-6431
  • Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital 805-687-7444 or 805-569-8999 (automated system)

Patient Rooms

Each room has an adjustable bed, a special mattress, and storage space for personal items. Private rooms are subject to availability.


Each patient room has a television with interactive capabilities, including educational health videos. The program guide can be found on the main menu. The remote control also serves as a nurse call button.

We encourage you to watch the patient welcome, safety and rights programs. Additional programs cover advance directives, pain management, infection control, medication use and other topics.

From the Main Menu, select Patient Education followed by Important, Please View. Closed captioning is available.

The Little Cottages

The Little Cottages provides overnight accommodations in a supportive, home-like environment, for out-of-the-area families of patients who are hospitalized or receiving medical services in Cottage Health facilities. Call 805-569-7589 for more information.

Volunteer Services

Volunteers can be identified by their dark green jackets, polo shirts or aprons, beige slacks and identification badges. Our volunteers offer a variety of services for patients and families, including: gift shops, patient escort and ambassador programs, patient care units and Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT).

To request a pet visit, reading materials or other volunteer services, call the Volunteer Services Department at your hospital:
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital
Cottage Children’s Hospital

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
Please ask your nurse.

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Healing Arts

There are many paths to healing. Visual arts enhance patient care, relieve stress and increase employee satisfaction. In addition, research shows art therapy reduces the need for pain medications, increases treatment compliance and shortens hospital stays.

Support our Healing Arts Program.


For patients who will have longer stays, mail is delivered directly to your room. Outgoing mail may be given to your nurse. Mail to patients can be addressed to:

Patient Name
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital
2415 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara CA 93105


For patients in elementary, middle or high school, tutors are available through the local school district. School and study time will be arranged to accommodate rehabilitation. Case managers can help make these arrangements.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Concierge Services

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital features a hotel-style concierge staff who put themselves completely at your service during your hospital experience. Ask the impossible—from borrowing a phone charger to arranging international travel and everything in between! The concierge team truly enjoy serving our guests and exceeding expectations.

Concierge staff is available to assist at the information desks in our lobbies. In the Virgil Elings Lobby, services are available Monday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To contact us, please e-mail or call 805-569-7589.

Healing Arts

There are many paths to healing. Visual arts enhance patient care, relieve stress and increase employee satisfaction. In addition, research shows art therapy reduces the need for pain medications, increases treatment compliance and shortens hospital stays. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital has a robust Healing Arts Program, featuring nearly 600 pieces of artwork by Central Coast artists.

More than 400 Central Coast artists were invited to submit samples of their work and concepts for consideration; 123 of these artists were selected to provide art for the new Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ultimately, more than 1,200 pieces will be acquired for the system-wide program, including the Goleta Valley and Santa Ynez Valley campuses. A wide variety of media will be represented, including sculpture, two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks, mixed-media art, glass, mosaics, fabric, and photography.

Take a look at 45 pieces that were especially commissioned for The Landmark Collection in the new Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Support our Healing Arts Programs.

Visitor Dining

In addition to onsite options, there are a number of restaurants near our hospitals. Ask a hospital receptionist or concierge for more details.

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

You can find vending machines on the lower level. See Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for more options.

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 7:00 – 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Vending machines are also located near the surgical waiting room.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Park Place Deli
Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

Park Place Deli Menu

Pueblo Marketplace
Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Weekends: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Farmers Market
You can buy local, organic produce in the Central Courtyard every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cottage uses locally grown organic produce in patient meals, as well as the Cafeteria, Cottage Café, Park Place Deli and Pueblo Marketplace.

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

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