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Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

Women's Health/Perinatal Services

The goal of the perinatal unit is to provide comprehensive, personalized, family-focused care. The unit's eight private rooms are beautifully appointed and designed to allow a woman to remain in one room - from labor and delivery through her recovery. We also offer couplet care - care for both mother and newborn - giving new mothers the option of either having their baby sleep with them in the room or in the nursery at night. A patient demonstration lounge for breast feeding consultations, informational sessions on newborn safety, and education for parents with special-needs babies is also a part of the unit. Other special features of the unit include two dedicated operating rooms and an "early labor lounge," where patients can be monitored in a comfortable environment without actually being admitted.

Our Intermediate Care Nursery allows moderately sick infants to remain in the hospital with mom nearby. A special "Boarder Room" is available to accommodate the discharged mother who is learning to care for her special-needs newborn.

We also offer a comprehensive prenatal program through a network of conveniently located Healthy Start/prenatal clinics. Healthy Start offers childbirth and lactation education; makes referrals as needed; offers genetic counseling; prenatal testing; community outreach;Public Health services; Social Services and a Born Free Program. Healthy Start is your liaison between your doctor and you.

To set up an initial interview appointment, call one of the following numbers. A physician will be assigned at the conclusion of this appointment.

Martinez Healthy Start 925-370-5495

Pittsburg Healthy Start 925-431-2345

West County Health Center is 510-231-9469