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By making a donation today you are helping provide critical healthcare to those in need, many living below the poverty level in South Santa Barbara County.
Winter is the cold and flu season - a time when our families need healthcare most often. Choosing between paying the heating bill and going to the doctor is a decision many families face, but we need your help!
We at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC), provide affordable, quality medical and dental care to these families, regardless of their ability to pay.
In fiscal year 2011 SBNC served nearly 17,000 unduplicated patients with 70,080 total patient visits.
74% of those were medical visits and 26% dental visits
95% of our patients are at or below the federal poverty level
66% are Hispanic
61% are women
37% are children
5% are seniors
2,217 HIV tests and counseling sessions were provided
7,672 Health promotion and education visits
There are over 48 million uninsured Americans. As of December 2011, California has the highest uninsured population rate than any other state in the nation.