If you plan to deliver your baby at one of California Pacific Medical Center’s two campuses, we ask that you pre-register during your second trimester. This way, we can anticipate your arrival and quickly admit you when you are in active labor. We look forward to taking care of you during this exciting time.
Pre-Register for Delivery
The first step is to decide at what campus you want to deliver your baby. Our California Campus is located at 3700 California Street in San Francisco and our Mission Bernal Campus is located at 3555 Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco. To pre-register by phone, call the Patient Access Center at (855) 398-1637 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Tour Your Hospital
To prepare for the arrival of your baby, we encourage you to take a hospital tour about four to six weeks before your due date. Also get in touch with our Newborn Connections center for helpful resources such as prenatal classes, support groups, lactation services and breastfeeding and baby supplies.
When You're in Labor
When you begin to experience symptoms of labor and have consulted with your doctor or midwife, you should make your way to the OB/Gyn reception area at the hospital you’ve chosen. A nurse will examine you and consult with your physician or midwife to determine whether it’s time for you to be admitted. Do not be disappointed if you are not admitted on your first visit. It is very common for women to experience symptoms of labor and not yet be ready for admission.
CPMC’s OB/Gyn reception locations:
- California Campus — Hospital lobby level at 3700 California Street in San Francisco.
- Mission Bernal Campus — Hospital’s third floor at 3555 Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco.
Upon admission, you will be taken into one of our private labor and delivery rooms, where you will stay during labor, the birth of your baby and during the recovery period immediately after birth. After you have recovered from the delivery of your baby, you will be moved to a private recovery room where you and your baby will stay until you are ready to go home.
Doctors at California Pacific Medical Center