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The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics received $325,000 of federal grant funding to combat opioid abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the funding through its Substance Abuse Service Expansion Awards program. The HHS has issued $94 million in grants to 271 health centers throughout the country to expand substance abuse services. Opioid Read More →
The future of health care in South Santa Barbara County became considerably clearer in recent days, with the biggest merger in decades headed off for regulatory review and hiccups in the delivery of care through the state insurance exchange and to the poor largely resolved.
The struggling Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics nonprofit is narrowing its funding gap and has a strategic plan and new permanent CEO in place, putting it on track to become financially sustainable at a time when it looks to expand service to Goleta.
“Six months ago, we were in danger of closing our doors,” said Mark Palmer, president of the board.
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics will not close its doors on Monday, thanks to hundreds of thousands of dollars in community support. The nonprofits clinics, which serve low-income and uninsured residents on the South Coast, has been struggling financially and said in May that it would be forced to shut down if it couldn’t find the Read More →
The two largest health care providers in Santa Barbara are in talks to merge just weeks after the city’s only free clinic system said it may shut down, potentially marking the emergence of a dominant market player with unprecedented power in price negotiations with private insurers and the government. Sansum Clinic and Cottage Health System Read More →
After an urgent call for funding from the community two weeks ago, the nonprofit Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics said it has received more than $50,000 from community groups and philanthropists. At a press briefing on May 22, the group said it was in a “financial emergency” and would have to close its doors by the Read More →