For Enrollees

Now that you are enrolled in DASH, here is what you need to know…

When should I call DASH?

checkbox You prefer not to go to the emergency room


checkbox You need medical attention that can’t wait for an appointment with your primary care doctor, such as:

  • Cough and fever, which could be pneumonia
  • A bladder infection
  • A skin or wound infection
  • A painful rash, which could be shingles
  • Feeling faint or extremely dizzy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increasing leg swelling, which could be a heart problem
  • Stomach flu with vomiting or dehydration
  • A new and intense pain
  • Confusion or a change in mental state
  • A fall or injury

Download DASH’s “When to Call Us” Guide

What DASH is NOT:

  • for routine care that can wait for a visit to your Primary Care Physician
  • a replacement for calling 911 in all circumstances – some things, like broken hips, can’t be handled at home.

If you are enrolled in DASH and need medical attention.

Call (805) 617-0049

Visits available
Monday through Saturday.
Doctors available by phone on Sundays.

From Our Blog

Make Medical Wishes Known

DASH enrollment coordinator Jeanne West meets with a senior to discuss their options for Advance Directives. Credit: David Bazemore.   Max and Mabel, aged 94 and 97, are a charming Santa Barbara couple who had made solid financial and legal plans. They’d written... read more


Instead of calling emergency, I call DASH and a nurse comes to me. You can’t beat that.