1/15/2012 The phone number on the website, 805-682-7111, is correct. To be connected to a patient's room, simply provide their first and last name. Having had my father, mother, daughter and other extended family receive care at Cottage, I would assure anyone having a loved one receiving care at this facility, that they are receiving caring, compassionate and competent care. My only advice, (when being treated at any facility), is to always get a second opinion when being evaluated by an emergency room or on call specialist. Also, let loved ones know about the "CaringBridge.org" website which can be set up to let others know a patient's status and where messages of love and support can be left , without having to deal with making and receiving numerous phone calls.
This is where you would want to be in a life saving emergency. This is the only place within 100's of miles along the central California coast where you can get the best medical care. I have on of my two children here, as well as all of my girlfriends. It is a state of the art facility where there are friendly and well educated staff to help you along every step of your stay. Goleta valley Cottage Hospital is my very favorite hospital, it is a smaller, more intimate facility where you can get the best care with quicker response, especially in an emergency situation. Good luck to you or your loved one.
Almost all Doctors & Nurses were sympathetic, friendly, helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable of our needs. Also the food service was very good and, for a hospital, the food menue was excellent.