Health Lectures

Our Health Lectures are an ongoing free educational series to keep the Lompoc community informed about important health topics, presented for free as a public service. For more information please call (805) 737-5762.

Refreshments and Door Prizes are provided at each lecture

All lectures are held at the Ocean's Seven Cafe, inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital at 1515 East Ocean Ave.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6 - 8 pm

Our intestines play a crucial role in our immune system and overall organ health including:

  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Skin
  • Lungs

Understanding these connections can help lead to better overall health and decrease your cancer risk. Come learn how to heal your gut!

first aid

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6 - 8 pm

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.

Learn five simple steps that may save a life.

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Stay Safe
  • Stop the Bleeding
  • Position the Injured
  • Provide Comfort


August 21, 2019, from 6 - 8 pm

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Richard Rooney will review spine conditions that may prompt patients to seek either non-surgical or surgical care options. Dr. Rooney, a fellowship—trained surgeon, will discuss what patients may expect from surgery if that becomes a treatment option.

Dr. Rooney, who has lectured extensively on spine surgery and regenerative medicine, will answer questions regarding spine surgery, as well as general orthopedic concerns.

multi-generational hands

June 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Family Service Agency provides hope, strength, and stability to Santa Barbara County children, families and seniors.

FSA programs aide more than 23,000 people annually, and address the immediate needs of families and seniors with access to healthy food, shelter, medical insurance, and transportation.

Lecture held in the Ocean's Seven Cafe at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436.

old people on a laptop

July 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa Barbara elder care attorney Dallas Leigh Atkins helps seniors and their families plan for long-term care, quality of life, autonomy and asset preservation. Come to this informative lecture to learn more about the differences in coverage between Medicare (for short-term rehab care) and Medi-Cal (long-term care). Learn strategies for your legal options and how to stay away from financial pitfalls; get educated about maintaining your autonomy and dignity and plan for all stages of your life.

Lecture held in the Ocean's Seven Cafe at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436.

man holding his head in desperation

May 22, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This informative, interactive session with a panel of Mental Health resource professionals will provide valuable information about a multitude of services available in Santa Barbara County, including crisis services; resources for children and teens; adult and senior services and more. Get the details you need to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

Lecture held in the Ocean's Seven Cafe at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436.