to do list written on paper

in Health & Wellness

As the nation continues to learn more about the Coronavirus and its health-related impacts, the Centers for Disease Control is urging households to prepare for outbreaks in their own communities.


in LVMC News

Effective March 19, 2020, visitors are prohibited from entering Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital and the Comprehensive Care Center by order of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer.

Read the Order

blood vials

in LVMC News

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Lompoc Health are putting in place new rules concerning laboratory appointments. The temporary changes are being made to help limit interactions between patients and staff, to adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing, and to reduce the likelihood of community spread of COVID-19. They will be in place until further notice.

ipad with the words social distancing

in Health & Wellness

Amid the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and the declaration of a National Emergency, the public is being asked – and in some cases required – to practice a concept called “social distancing.”

For many, terms such as social distancing are new. COVID-19 response has also led to quarantine and isolation to limit the spread of the virus. 

Bill Shaner

in Patient Stories

Vilinda Shaner Read wanted to do something to cheer up her brother Bill, who is being cared for at the Comprehensive Care Center and unable to have visitors due to the COVID-19 virus and visitor restrictions.

Health Lecture Crowed

in Blog

With the ongoing and evolving COVID-19 situation and the declaration of a national emergency, we are canceling all workshops, lectures and support group gatherings regularly held to the end of the year.

We are making this very difficult decision to protect public health and the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors.

person eating potato chips

in Health & Wellness

If you find yourself reaching into the chip bag multiple times per day, eating small amounts of nuts here and there, or taking a few bites of leftovers from the fridge, you may have a common eating pattern called grazing.


in Advisories

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) released a new information portal to augment its current website in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The new COVID-19 website is located at with information available in English and Spanish. The site features daily status reports, general information about coronavirus, prevention tips, frequently asked questions, and links to information released by the California Department of Public Health Department (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

swab and testing vial

in Advisories

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is actively preparing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The situation with the virus is rapidly evolving and as guidance from State and Local Public Health Departments are updated, our procedures and protocols are revised accordingly. We will inform the community via our webpage, signage at our facilities, and other means, as developments occur that may impact your healthcare needs.


in Advisories

There are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County at this time.

In order to protect the health of our community, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has issued a declaration of a local health emergency and health officer order for the postponement and cancellation of events, as indicated below, as well as social distancing measures.


woman sleeping peacefully

in Health & Wellness

Sleep, precious sleep. After a long day of work and play, going to sleep is something many of us look forward to. But are you getting enough? While we all know that eating nutritious foods and getting exercise is important for our health, we hear less about the importance of sleep. Getting enough rest is critical to your overall health and well-being.

young man speaking with his doctor

in Health & Wellness

Colorectal cancer cases among young adults are rising in the United States. Though rates are increasing, there is still a misperception that the disease does not affect young adults.

Jim Morgenstern

in Patient Stories

At the age of six, the path of Jim Morgenstern’s life changed forever. It was at that tender age in 1949 that the Fresno boy was diagnosed with polio. 

Lompoc Valley Medical Center

in Advisories

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, the novel (new) coronavirus identified late last year in China, Lompoc Valley Medical Center has participated regularly in Santa Barbara County and statewide updates and planning calls along with other regional hospitals and clinics.

Dr. Peng examining Patient

in LVMC News

Many new physicians coming to Lompoc Valley Medical Center are unfamiliar with the area and need to spend a bit of time getting to know the Central Coast.