When two organizations with more than 40 years experience serving their shared community teamed up, the Integrated Care Clinic was born. A fully unique collaboration between our team at Sanctuary Centers and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, the Integrated Care Clinic provides patient-centered, co-located medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare services for adults living with mental illness and substance use disorders. Members of this stigmatized, misdiagnosed, and misunderstood population are twice as likely to suffer from preventable diseases including heart disease, emphysema, liver disease, and diabetes. Furthermore, they are statistically only half as likely to seek treatment.
Challenged at every step in navigating the healthcare system, these adults all too often find themselves unable to find proper medical care for the unique issues presented by mental illness. This can lead to problems with both scheduling and attending appointments for preventive care, as well as failure to follow up on treatment recommendations. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, these adults must finally resort to seeking and receiving expensive emergency room services as their symptoms progress and become chronic conditions. The Integrated Care Clinic seeks to forge a better, healthier path for adults living with mental illness in the community we love and call home.
When Does Someone Need Integrated Care?
Though our clinic and services are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of individuals living with mental illness–The Integrated Care Clinic is open to the entire community of Santa Barbara County. Contact us if you have questions about need for Integrated Care.
What to Expect:
Once you check in at the clinic for your scheduled appointment, you will be greeted by the Behavioral Health Advocate who will explain the process and guide you through your appointment with as much or as little support as you request.
Our unique Behavioral Health Advocate can also:
- Connect you with on-site substance use and mental health services
- Walk you through the process of making appointments
- Provide follow-up services to assist you with long-term care management
- Attend medical and/or dental appointments with you
- Coordinate specialty appointments and treatment referrals
- Coordinate care with a treatment team to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care that you need
- Schedule transportation
Bilingual staff members are available to assist the Spanish speaking population during all business hours.
- Family Medicine
- Pediatric Care
- Women’s Health
- Cancer Detection
- HIV/Hepatitis C Testing
- Dental Services
- Exams and Cleanings
- Fillings and Crowns
- Behavioral Health Services
- Substance Abuse Services
How Much Do Appointments at the Integrated Care Clinic Cost?
The Integrated Care Clinic accepts most insurance plans, including Medi-Cal. Sliding fees available. Patients will not be turned away due to inability to pay.
Getting Started With Integrated Care
For appointments, please call: (805) 963-1642
The Integrated Care Clinic is located in a green cottage behind the apartment building at 115 W. Anapamu Street #B151 (between De La Vina and Chapala Streets)
Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 6:00pm(Closed 2:00pm - 3:00pm for Lunch)WALK-INS WELCOME
“The care I received [from the Integrated Care Clinic] is the best medical care I have ever received. I came in because I was short of breath, and full of fear. People don’t go in because they are afraid and don’t want to find out bad news but that doesn’t work too well, so eventually you have to get care…I was treated with respect and there was a partnership in addressing my health and well-being. When it was determined that I needed a higher level of care, I was offered immediate and free transportation; Who does that?! Everything was set up for me and I didn’t have to wade through paperwork, I was just taken care of. It felt like family. Like I said, hands down the best medical care I have ever had.”
“The Integrated Care Clinic” program just makes sense. By bringing medical and dental services directly to adults with mental illness, healthcare professionals can quickly identify and treat risk factors before they develop chronic conditions, improving the patients quality of life while saving all of us precious financial resources in the long run. I fully support this program.”
—former Mayor Helene Schneider
“In my medical practice, I see so many mentally ill patients who have never received the proper medical care and as a result have developed chronic and debilitating health conditions. A clinic of this kind will provide the interventions desperately needed to extend lives and greatly improve the overall quality of life.”
—Dr. Benjamin Gilmore