Workers' Compensation

Medical Treatment Authorization and Facilities


During normal work hours (M-F, 8-5); please call the Workers’ Compensation office to obtain authorization for initial medical treatment for non-emergency injuries at 805.893.4440.  If an injury occurs outside of normal work hours, contact the Workers’ Compensation office by phone within one working day.  See Workers’ Compensation Injury Reporting Procedure for complete reporting instructions.


If you have experienced a work-related injury, and need medical treatment, please contact your supervisor (or the Workers’ Compensation office at 805.893.4440) for authorization. If you wish to see your personal physician, you must have previously completed the Designation of Personal Physician for Workers’ Compensation form and have it on file in the Workers’ Compensation Office in Environmental Health & Safety.  Please inform the treating physician and other appropriate medical facility staff that the injury occurred while working.  For further information, see the UCSB Employee’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation, or call the Workers’ Compensation office at 805.893.4440.


For serious injuries not threatening to life or limb. Urgent care is available on a walk-in basis at the following facilities:

Non-Emergency Medical Facility Days Hours
Occupational Medicine Center Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Urgent Care Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
* See below for contact information and map


If the situation is immediately threatening to life or limb, get emergency care.
On Campus: dial 9-911 for paramedic assistance. Off Campus: use the nearest available medical facility for care.

Emergency Medical Facility Days Hours
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital All 24 hours
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital All 24 hours
* See below for contact information and map

Occupational Medicine Center

Sansum Clinic, 101 S. Patterson, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 805.898.3311

map showing Occupational Medicine Center

Urgent Care

Sansum Clinic, 215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 805.563.6110

map showing Urgent Care/Hitchcock Branch

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

351 S. Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 805.967.3411

map showing Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Pueblo at Bath, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 805.682.7111

map showing Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital