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Santa Barbara County Public Health to offer Back to School Health Fairs in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is getting ready for a series of back-to-school health fairs.

The health fairs will be at three Health Care Centers throughout the county as part of National Health Center Week.

The events will offer free health screenings such as blood pressure and sports physicals, as well as free or low-cost COVID and Mpox immunizations.

The sessions are open to all Santa Barbara County community members, including families and those with no insurance.

The Back to School Health Fairs will be at the following times and locations:

  • Santa Maria: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Maria Health Care Center located at 2115 Centerpointe Pkwy.
  • Santa Barbara: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Santa Barbara Health Care Center located at 345 Camino del Remedio.
  • Lompoc: Thursday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lompoc Health Care Center located at 301 North R St.

The health fairs will feature community partners including CenCal, Cottage Health, Family Service Agency, First 5, Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization (LVCHO), Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness and the Santa Barbara County Promotores Network. Resources and services will be provided in both English and Spanish.

The events will also feature food trucks, a variety of prizes (including gift cards, backpacks and bike helmets) and a presentation of speeches from our local elected officials and leaders.

“As the Public Health Department, we want to improve the health of our county by preventing disease, ensuring access to needed health care and promoting wellness and health equity," said Public Health Director Mouhanad Hammami. "So, our health fairs intend to help the families in Santa Barbara County by raising awareness of health risks, demonstrating healthy habits and promoting available resources that families can access."

For more information, call: 805-681-5102 or visit:

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