Public Health Department (PHD)


Any time a patient is treated by any of the Santa Barbara County Health Care Centers, a medical record is created. Your medical record is protected under state and federal privacy and confidentiality laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act commonly known as HIPAA. The Health Information Program oversees your medical records and all requests for medical records.



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Health Information is maintained according to retention guidelines which are as follows: 
  • Adults (age 18 and over) records are maintained for 7 years from the last date of service.
  • Minors (up to the age of 18) records are maintained up to the age of majority (age 19) or for 7 years, which ever is longer.



Health Information Management specialists are located at every Health Care Center during the following times:  

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.


Carpinteria Health Care Center


Franklin Health Care Center


Lompoc Health Care Center

Santa Barbara Health Care Center


Santa Maria Health Care Center




If you have questions regarding accessing or releasing your health information call your Health Care Center.



Health Care Centers (HCC) Main Office Lines


Carpinteria HCC (805) 560-1050   -   Franklin HCC/Casa Esperanza/Rescue Mission (805) 568-2099


Lompoc HCC (805) 737-6400    -    Santa Barbara HCC (805) 681-5488


Santa Maria HCC/Good Samaritan (805) 346-7230