Celebrates National Health Center Week 2018

As part of a national campaign, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) will be celebrating National Health Center Week 2018, from August 12th – 18th, with events to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health care to the medically underserved, including Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics will start off the celebration of National Health Center Week (NHCW) on:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, we will begin the celebration with an all staff meeting beginning at 8:30am at the Goleta Valley Community Center. Congressman Salud Carbajal and City of Goleta Mayor, Paula Perotte, along with representatives from the offices of State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson and Assembly Member Monique Limón will be recognizing the dedicated staff of SBNC. The rest of the week SBNC will hold a series of events to continue the celebration.

Healthcare for the Homeless Day– Wednesday, August 15, 2018, SBNC will be giving away hygiene bags donated by Direct Relief and providing dental screenings to the unsheltered in collaboration with Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine in Pershing Park located at 100 Castillo Street from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Public & Children’s Vaccine Day– Thursday, August 16, 2018, Join us at La Cumbre Junior High School (inside the health office) located at 2255 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 from 1:00pm-3:00pm where we will be administering TdaP, HPV, and MCV4 vaccines.

Patient Appreciation Day– Friday, August 17, 2018, all of our 7 clinics will be celebrating our patients by giving out raffle prizes, this will include gift cards ranging from $25.00- $100.00 for patients that enroll in our Patient Portal, a platform designed to help patients get easier access to view there medical records, access services, and communicate with their healthcare team.

Children’s Health Day– Saturday, August 18, 2018: All SBNC will be at Bohnett Part located at 1251 San Pascual Street from 1:00pm-4:00pm, to commemorate National Children’s Health Day. Assembly Member Monique Limón and Santa Barbara Mayor, Cathy Murillo will be joining the event, where there will be family activities, face painting, children’s dental screenings for ages 0 to 12 years old, free vaccines for children 10 years to 17 years of age, Zumba demonstration, a children’s dance performance, a boxing exhibition with “Chia” Santana, and many more health focused activities.

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is part of a nationwide network of health centers that serve more than 27 million Americans. Health centers have compiled a significant record of success that includes:

 Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings;
 Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room;
 Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit;
 Maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent;
 Serving more than one in six Medicaid beneficiaries for less than two percent of the national Medicaid budget;
 Lowering the cost of children’s primary care by approximately 35 percent.

The heroes who work at health centers and help make affordable health care possible for people in need, are at the center of this year’s NHCW. More than 205,000 people work at health centers in positions that include clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dentists and dental hygienists, behavioral health specialists, and many more.
Working together, these health care heroes produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities, reaching beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that may cause sickness, such as lack of nutrition, mental illness, homelessness and substance use disorders. It is their work that has helped reduce health care costs and reduce chronic disease, generating a record of success and along with it a long tradition of bipartisan support in Congress.

As a Patient Centered Medical Home, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics provide integrated Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health services. Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics are located on the Eastside, Westside and Downtown Santa Barbara as well as Goleta and Isla Vista.

For additional information on SBNC’s National Health Center Week Events, please visit our web-site, To learn more about National Health Center Week and the listing of events please visit:
To make an appointment or learn more about the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, please visit, or call us Toll Free @ 1-844-594-0343.
SBNC provides high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity.

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