Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Mental Health, Health, Breast Cancer
Location: 1900 State Street, Suite G Santa Barbara CA 93101 USA
Results: What SBNC Provides: In 2009: SBNC provided 67,928 patient visits in our medical, dental, and health program centers, 2,339 HIV tests and counseling sessions were provided, 36,535 doctors visits, 9,946 Promotion and Education Sessions, And 11,367 dentist visits. That is a priceless amount of care!!
Target demographics: Statitstics: There are 43 million uninsured Americans. 44% of Californians are uninsured. Only 60% of children have access to private health insurance. 6.7 million, 65 and over, depend on Medicare for health insurance. The Hispanic population are the least likely to have any health insurance. All statistics taken from U.S. census records at www.cdc.gov/nchs/. Who SBNC Serves: In 2009: 64% of our patients are at or below the Federal Poverty Line 67% of our patients are Hispanic 36% of our patients are children 67% of our patients are under 35 58% of our patients are Women
Geographic areas served: Santa Barbara County
Programs: The following is a list of our current services: Preventative and critical medical care Preventative, Comprehensive and Emergency Dental Care for children and adults. Dental services are also provided for the Homeless. Mental health and counseling services Chronic care management for illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, etc. Cancer Detection Program and Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program Family Planning Services HIV, HepC and STD education, counseling and testing Application assistance for health coverage, such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Bi-lingual health education Community outreach and presentations Advance Education in General Dentistry Residency Program CalWorks Welfare to Work Program, internships, work-study and other work training programs Links patients with a broader community network of services and organizations
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I have volunteered at SBNC since September of 2007. Previously to that, I was the clinic manager at one of their clinics (Westside Clinic), and witnessed first hand the excellent work these dedicated individuals provide to the community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Provided critical medical care for the low and lower income, disadvantaged members of the Santa Barbara community, with impunity. The HIV Aids and Hep C programs, along with the diabetes and pulmonary programs are critical to the health of many individuals without proper insurance. This is a true, grassroots, community clinic organization.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand outreach and the diabetes program. Expand the clinics into other areas of the county. Open an urgent care center. Of course, all of this would be contingent upon funding, and I hope this review spurs those who are looking for an excellent organization to support will select SBNC.