Veterans in Santa Barbara County are served within Veterans Integrated Service Network 22 — the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network. VISN 22 serves more than 1.5 million veterans with eight VA health care systems and 65 community clinics throughout Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. The closest community outpatient clinic is in Santa Maria.
California Department of Veteran Affairs
1227 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
VA Suicide Lifeline 800-273-8255
The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for California’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources. Veterans within the state can receive health care from a variety of facilities including hospitals, community clinics and veterans homes. Combat veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003, are eligible to enroll for enhanced care in the VA health care system for five years from their date of discharge or release. The enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active-duty service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Veterans, including activated reservists and National Guard members, are eligible if they served on active duty in combat after Nov. 11, 1998, and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Go to www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_servicemembers.asp.
VA Santa Barbara Community-based Outpatient Clinic
4440 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
The VA Santa Barbara Community-based Outpatient Clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and takes patients on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Services offered include primary care, women’s health, mental health, social services and dietary services. Call the center or visit its website for programs and other services offered, basic eligibility requirements and information you should bring to your first visit.
VA Santa Maria Community-based Outpatient Clinic
1550 E. Main St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
The VA Santa Maria Community-based Outpatient Clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and takes patients on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Call the center or visit its website for programs and other services offered, basic eligibility requirements and information you should bring to your first visit.
Santa Barbara County Veterans Links
For a good source of resources and services available to veterans in California and Santa Barbara County, visit the county’s website.