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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Safe Surrender Baby Program

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Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 1255.7 and California Penal Code section 271.5, a parent or person in lawful custody of a newborn infant seventy-two (72) hours old or younger is granted immunity from criminal prosecution for abandonment if they surrender the baby at a hospital or other designated safe surrender site.

Imperial County Designated Safe Surrender Sites Include:

  1. El Centro Regional Medical Center
    1415 Ross. Ave., El Centro, CA
    Phone:(760) 339-7100
  2. Pioneers Memorial Hospital
    207 W. Legion Rd., Brawley, CA
    Phone: (760) 351-3333
  3. Imperial County Fire Department
    1. Station 1 2541 La Bruchierie Rd., Imperial, CA
      Phone: (760) 355-1191

    2. Station 2 1078 Dogwood Rd., Heber CA
      Phone: (760) 482-2420

    3. Station 3 1828 Park St., Seeley, CA
      Phone: (760) 352-2421

    4. Station 4 2541 La Bruchierie Rd., Imperial, CA
      Phone: (760) 355-1191

    5. Station 6 1157 Imperial Ave., Ocotillo, CA
      Phone: (760) 358-7802

Additional Medical and Support Resources:

  • Emergency 9-1-1

  • Imperial County Children and Families Services
    24-hour Hotline
    Phone: (760) 337-7750

  • PROJECT CUDDLE
    1-888-628-3353

  • Or go to: www.babysafe.ca.gov