San Luis Obispo is a nationally recognized hub of health care excellence, serving all of the Central Coast with superior regional medical facilities and well trained providers of all types.
The city is home to two major private hospitals, plus urgent care facilities, health maintenance and community health care centers, as well as assisted living communities.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has grown into a leading provider of high-level medical and urgent care services in San Luis Obispo County. Today Sierra Vista houses the county’s only neurosurgery program, high-risk pregnancy program, dedicated Pediatric Unit as well as the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas.
French Hospital Medical Center is renowned for its cardiac services, and was recently named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Shield of California. To date, only 433 facilities nationwide have received this designation. Additionally, the San Luis Obispo hospital offers a wide range of services to meet the growing needs of the community including a family-focused birthing center, 24-hour emergency services, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center.