Welcome Baby Hospitals

Welcome Baby supports pregnant women and families with newborns in L.A. County. The free program provides personalized health and parenting education, plus support with breastfeeding, home safety, and infant development. Like its partner home visiting programs in the Family Strengthening Network, Welcome Baby is funded by First 5 LA and is free to families of all income levels who deliver, or plan to deliver, at these hospitals:

  • Antelope Valley Hospital: Lancaster, CA (661) 942-4719
    In partnership with Antelope Valley Partners for Health, serves the Best Start Lancaster and Palmdale communities
  • California Hospital Medical Center: Los Angeles, CA (213) 342-3127
    In partnership with Maternal & Child Health Access, serves the Best Start Metro LA community
  • Centinela Hospital Medical Center: Inglewood, CA (323) 242-5000, ext. 2218
    In partnership with Shields for Families, serves the Best Start Watts/Willowbrook, Compton, West Athens, and Broadway/Manchester communities
  • Citrus Valley Health Partners / Queen of the Valley Hospital: West Covina, CA (626) 851-2749
    Serves the Best Start El Monte / South El Monte communities
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital: South Los Angeles, CA (323) 242-5000, ext. 2205
    In partnership with Shields for Families, serves the Best Start Watts/Willowbrook, Compton communities
  • Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital: Long Beach, CA (562) 933-2410
    Serves the Best Start Long Beach, Compton, and Wilmington communities
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center: Northridge, CA (818) 885-3575
    Serves the Best Start Pacoima and Panorama City communities
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center: Mission Hills, CA (818) 496-4173
    Serves the Best Start Pacoima and Panorama City communities
  • Providence Little Company of Mary – San Pedro: Wilmington, CA (310) 514-5444
    Serves the Best Start Wilmington and Long Beach communities
  • St. Francis Medical Center: Lynwood, CA (310) 900-4710
    In partnership with Shields for Families, serves the Best Start Watts/Willowbrook, Compton, West Athens, Broadway/Manchester, and southeast LA communities
  • St. Mary Medical Center: Long Beach, CA (562) 491-4841
    Serves the Best Start Central Long Beach, Compton, and Wilmington communities
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center: Wilmington, CA (310) 514-5444
    Serves the Best Start Wilmington community
  • Valley Presbyterian Hospital: Van Nuys, CA (818) 781-8120
    In partnership with El Nido Family Centers, serves the Best Start Pacoima and Panorama City communities
  • White Memorial Medical Center: Los Angeles, CA (323) 260-5712
    Serves the Best Start East LA and South East LA communities