General Health Information

Health Information

For assistance with physical health questions, visit the county’s website at or departments linked below. If you are feeling ill, consult with your physician.

Mental health services are available 24/7 through the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness at (888) 868-1649.

County Public Health Department: 

Behavioral Wellness: 

Air Pollution Control District:
For information about air quality and air monitoring, go to

California Department of Public Health:
For information on health concerns related to a disaster, call (916) 650-6416 or visit CDPH at .

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program:

The Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) program helps low-to-moderate-income pregnant women, new mothers and their babies and young children to eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides:

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods such as milk, juice, eggs, cheese, fruits, vegetables, baby foods and whole grains;
  • Information about nutrition and health;
  • Breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and community services.

For more information, call (888) 942-9675 or visit the WIC website at and click on “Join WIC.”

Medi-Cal Insurance Program:
Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program that provides Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost coverage to low-income Californians who meet eligibility requirements, including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and low-income people with specific diseases, such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.

In Santa Barbara County, go to the County Public Health Department website, Benefits & Referral Center at .

Contact Office of Emergency Management

4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526
UPDATE Tsunami Advisory has been cancelled
Adviso de Tsunami ha sido cancelada