Department of Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care Services

Special Programs

Sacred Space at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Spiritual Care Team



Department of Spiritual Care
(805) 569-8396



Spiritual Care Special Programs


  • Training for lay visitors within local congregations
  • Spirituality and bioethics
  • Hospital interfaith memorial services
  • Services to commemorate religious holidays
  • Bereavement support network
  • Assistance with Advance Directives
  • Organ and tissue donation
  • Healing Touch: a non-invasive treatment that can be helpful in pain reduction, arthritis, pre/post surgical procedures, and wound healing, as well as decreasing chemo/radiation side effects, decreasing anxiety, and promoting general well-being.