Provider: HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
Prenatal services include comprehensive obstetrics and neonatology for pregnant women and newborn babies. The hospital can accommodate high risk patients. Services include information and referral, and prenatal care. Staff can provide neonatal intensive care for very ill infants and a total spectrum of specialized services for mother and child. Staff social workers can assist patients to obtain Medi-Cal.
Under the Safe Haven Law, this county designated site accepts newborn babies up to 72 hours old from mothers who want to anonymously relinquish their child. After 72 hours women are not protected under the law. Designated emergency room staff attempt to place a numerically matching ID bracelet on the mother and the baby, and women have up to 14 days to reclaim their child. Women may receive emergency medical attention without the threat of criminal prosecution; however, confidentiality will be compromised. Mothers who surrender a newborn in accordance with the Safe Haven Law are immune from criminal liability for child abandonment. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call to apply or walk in for emergency service.
To surrender a newborn baby under the Safe Haven Law, walk in to the emergency room and ask for a designated employee who can accept the child. Designated hospital staff encourage individuals to complete a family medical history questionnaire; however, it is not required. Within 14 days of surrender, a mother may speak to a social worker about reclaiming the child at the hospital where the baby was surrendered. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are fixed fees. Medi-Cal, Medicare and private insurance is accepted.
There are no fees to surrender a newborn baby under the Safe Haven Law.
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