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We offer Telehealth visits

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Covid-19 Advisory:

If you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath) or upper respiratory symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion), please consider using our telehealth services for an online diagnosis.  If clinically appropriate, we will refer you for an in-person evaluation.  If you are having severe breathing difficulties or a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency department immediately.  For the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County, visit:

SYTHC Telehealth Visits:

In an effort to comply with CA. Dept. of Public Health guidelines, SYTHC clinic appointments are currently reserved for patients who are in need of an in-person emergency visit.  In order to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses, patients can receive their valuable medical care from the safety of their own home!

Telehealth visits are a combination of a video chat and a phone call (sometimes just a phone call) using your phone, tablet or computer. These telehealth visits are conducted during our business hours, Monday – Friday.  The following are common conditions/circumstances appropriate for telehealth:

  • Common ailments – fever, cough, cold, headaches/migraines
  • Nose & throat – sore throat, sinus infection, stuffy nose
  • Respiratory – infections, bronchitis, pet allergies, seasonal allergies, chest congestion
  • Eye – infection, irritation, pink eye, sty
  • Skin & nails – rashes, hives, infections, dry skin, poison ivy/oak, athletes foot, acne
  • Gastrointestinal – heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach
  • Primary care follow up
  • Medication refills
  • Review of lab or imaging results

*SYTHC Behavioral Health and Dental departments are also connecting with our patients via Telehealth!

How does Telehealth Work?

  • Telehealth Invite/Download:

We recommend that you use a mobile device (iPad, iPhone or Android Phone) or tablet for your Telehealth visit.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: • Make sure you are in a private, quiet setting with reliable Wi-Fi or cellular service. • Review the Devices and Connection Guide on the back of this page or at


If you have questions regarding your health care needs, payment, or scheduling, please contact your provider’s office directly.


  • We recommend using a secure and private internet connection (or cellular service on your mobile device). If you are in a corporate office, firewalls often block the video connection. Turn off WiFi and refresh your page on a cellular device, or try another secure WiFi network on your computer


  • Device must have front-facing camera.
  • Allow browser access to camera and microphone.
  • Earphones must have a microphone.
  • Turn device volume up.



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Attention all SYTHC patients,

Update to Information on COVIDUpdate to Information about Clinic

Due to the emergence of increasing respiratory illnesses (Covid-19 virus, flu virus), we will be asking everyone about their travel history, possible exposures, and possible respiratory symptoms.

This is an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please call the clinic prior to your appointment if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms.  In an abundance of caution, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Dental/Behavioral Health Patients: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please contact our clinic by phone prior to your appointment.  Your appointment may be rescheduled.

Medical Patients: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms or suspect that you may have the COVID-19 virus or flu virus, please call us PRIOR to your appointment to notify us of your symptoms.  Please follow the direction of the front office staff.  You may be asked to remain in your vehicle while our medical assistant meets you at the car.

Guests accompanying patients in the clinic, who are suspected of having respiratory symptoms, will also be asked to wear a mask while in the facility.

The Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic (SYTHC) is tracking the status of the Coronavirus, and our Infection Prevention staff are regularly participating in local, state and federal conference calls regarding the spread of the virus. We want the community to be aware of the steps we are taking during this time. For more information please go to .

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For more information in Simplified Chinese please click on the link below:

Thank you for your understanding and support to keep our community healthy.

Welcomed VIP guest, Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Services (IHS)

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On October 9, 2019, Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic welcomed VIP guest, Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Services (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As Principal Deputy Director, RADM Weahkee administers a nationwide health care delivery program that is responsible for providing preventive, curative, and community health care for approximately 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in hospitals, clinics, and other settings throughout the United States.