There are many health care services in the Santa Barbara area for military, civilians and veterans, including under the Affordable Care Act. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act, and go to www.coveredca.com for more information on plans and carriers in California.
See the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLINICS AND RESOURCES
A community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.
For a full list of community health centers in San Luis Obispo and north Santa Barbara counties, visit the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast Inc. website at www.communityhealthcenters.org and select “Locations.”