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Safe Arms for Newborns

The County of San Diego has designated all Hospital Emergency Rooms and designated Fire Stations as the location where newborns can safely be surrendered to care without prosecution of the parent.

For more information send us an email or phone 858-694-5700


 About Safe Arms for Newborns

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has designated all Hospital Emergency Rooms and designated Fire Stations as the appropriate place to surrender infants safely.

On January 1, 2001, California became one of a dozen states to enact a new law that is intended to provide for the health and safety of unwanted newborn children. The "Safe Arms for Newborns" law states that "no parent or other person who has lawful custody of a minor child 72 hours old or younger may be prosecuted for child abandonment if he or she voluntarily surrenders physical custody of the child to a designated employee at a public or private hospital emergency room or other location designated by the county board of supervisors".

Since 2001, San Diego County hospitals have been designated as Safely Surrender sites as the location where newborns can safely be surrendered to care without prosecution of the parent. As of May 2, 2008 most County fire stations will serve that purpose as well.


 Safe Arms Designated Locations

Below is a list of San Diego County hospitals that have been designated as Safely Surrender sites where newborns can safely be surrendered to care without prosecution of the parent. In addition, most County fire stations will serve that purpose as well. Please see the list below for the list of designated sites.



Alvarado Hospital &
Medical Center
6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego CA 92120
(619) 287-3270
Paradise Valley Hospital
2400 East Fourth St
National City CA 91950
(619) 470-4321
Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Pl
Coronado CA 92118
(619) 522-3600
Children's Hospital &
Health Center
3020 Children's Way
San Diego CA 92123
(858) 576-1700
Pomerado Hospital
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway CA 92064
(858) 485-6511
Sharp Memorial
7901 Frost St
San Diego CA 92123
(858) 541-3400
Fallbrook Hospital
624 E Elder St
Fallbrook CA 92028
(760) 728-1191
Scripps Memorial Hospital -
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 633-7685
Tri-City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 724-8411
Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa CA 91942
(619) 465-0711
Scripps Memorial Hospital -
La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla CA 92038
(858) 457-4123
UCSD Medical Center
200 West Arbor Dr
San Diego CA 92103
(619) 543-6222
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego CA 92120
(619) 528-5000
Scripps Mercy Hospital &
Medical Center
4077 Fifth Ave
San Diego CA 92103
(619) 294-8111
UCSD Thornton Hospital
9300 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 657-7000
Palomar Medical Center
555 E Valley Parkway
Escondido CA 92025
(760) 739-3300
Scripps Memorial Hospital -
Chula Vista
435 H St
Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 691-7000
University Community
Medical Center
5550 University Ave
San Diego CA 92105
(619) 582-3516
 Sharp Chula Vista
Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 482-5800


Fire Stations

DepartmentStation #Physical AddressCityStateZip
Alpine171364 Tavern RoadAlpineCA91901
Barona271112 Barona RoadLakesideCA92040
Bonita-Sunnyside74900 Bonita RdBonitaCA91902
Borrego Springs 2324 Stirrup RdBorrego SpringsCA92004
Carlsbad11275 Carlsbad Village DrCarlsbadCA92008
21906 Arenal RoadCarlsbadCA92009
33701 Chestnut AveCarlsbadCA92010
46885 Bataquitos DrCarlsbadCA92011
52540 Orion WayCarlsbadCA92010
67201 Rancho Santa Fe Rd.CarlsbadCA92009
Cal FireCampo31577 Highway 94CampoCA91906
Cuyamaca13650 Highway 79JulianCA92036
DeLuz39431 De Luz RoadFallbrookCA92028
Dulzura17304 Highway 94DulzuraCA91917
Del Dios2323 Felicita RoadEscondidoCA92025
Flinn Springs9711 Flinn Springs RoadEl CajonCA92021
Julian1587 Highway 78JulianCA92036
Lyons Valley14047 Maxfield RdJamulCA91935
Miller9127 W. Lilac RoadEscondidoCA92026
Monte Vista2249 Jamacha RoadEl CajonCA92019
Potrero25130 Highway 94PotreroCA91963
Ramona16310 Highway 67RamonaCA92065
Red Mtn3660 E. Mission RoadFallbrookCA92028
Rincon16971 Highway 76Pauma ValleyCA92061
Valley Center14946 Vesper RoadValley CenterCA92082
Warner Springs31049 Highway 79Warner SpringsCA92086
White Star1684 Tierra Del Sol RoadBoulevardCA91905
Witch Creek27330 Highway 78RamonaCA92065
Campo Reservation6536210 Church RdCampoCA91906
Chula Vista51447 F StreetChula VistaCA91910
5280 East J StreetChula VistaCA 
531410 Brandywine Ave.Chula VistaCA91911
54850 Paseo RancheroChula VistaCA91910
55391 Oxford StreetChula VistaCA91911
56605 Mt. Miguel RoadChula VistaCA91914
571640 Santa VenetiaChula VistaCA91913
581180 Woods DriveChula VistaCA91914
59266 E OneidaChula VistaCA91911
Coronado361001 6th StreetCoronadoCA92118
37101 Grand Caribe CauswayCoronadoCA92118
Del Mar12200 Jimmy Durante BlvdDel MarCA92014
Deer Springs18709 Circle "R" DriveEscondidoCA92026
21321 Deer Springs RoadEscondidoCA92026
31321 10308 Meadow Glen Way Easter Springs RoadDeer SpringsCA92026
East County FPD181811 Suncrest BlvdCrestCA92021
191273 Clarendon StreetEl CajonCA92021
El Cajon6100 East LexingtonEl CajonCA92020
7695 Tyrone StreetEl CajonCA92020
81270 East MadisonEl CajonCA92020
91301 N. MarshallEl CajonCA92020
Encinitas1415 2nd StreetEncinitasCA92024
21867 MacKinnon AveEncinitasCA92007
3801 Orpheus AveEncinitasCA92024
42011 Village ParkwayEncinitasCA92024
5540 Balour DriveEncinitasCA92024
Escondido1905 W. WashingtonEscondidoCA92025
2421 N. Midway Dr.EscondidoCA92027
31808 Nutmeg St.EscondidoCA92026
43301 S. Bear Valley Pkwy.EscondidoCA92025
52319 Felicita Rd.EscondidoCA92029
Imperial Beach39865 Imperial Beach BlvdImperial BeachCA91932
Intermountain VFR9525858A Hwy 78RamonaCA92065
Julian Cuyamaca FPD712645 Farmers RoadJulianCA92036
Lakeside FPD19726 Riverview StreetLakesideCA92040
212216 Lakeside AvenueLakesideCA92040
314008 Highway 8 BusinessEl CajonCA92021
2615245 Oak Creek RoadEl CajonCA92021
La Mesa118034 Allison AveLa MesaCA 
128834 Dallas StreetLa MesaCA 
139110 Grossmont BlvdLa MesaCA 
Lemon Grove107853 Central AveLemon GroveCA91945
Mesa Grande RFD     
Mount Laguna VFD8310385 Sunrise HighwayMt LagunaCA91948
National City FD312333 East Euclid Ave.National CityCA91950
34343 East 16th StreetNational CityCA91950
North County FPD1315 East Ivy StreetFallbrookCA92028
22180 WinterwarmFallbrookCA92028
34157 Olive Hill Rd.FallbrookCA92028
44375 Pala Mesa Dr.FallbrookCA92028
531403 Old River Rd.FallbrookCA92003
Rainbow 12309 Rainbow Valley Blvd.RainbowCA92028
Oceanside1714 Pier View WayOceansideCA 
21640 South Ditmar StreetOceansideCA 
33101 Oceanside BoulevardOceansideCA 
43990 Lake BoulevardOceansideCA 
54841 North River RoadOceansideCA 
6895 North Santa Fe AvenueOceansideCA 
7110 Jones RoadOceansideCA 
84927 Oceanside Blvd.OceansideCA 
Pala 34884 Lilac Extension Rd.PalaCA92059
Pauma69800 Pauma Reservation RdPauma ValleyCA92061
  Phone: 760-742-1488   
Pine Valley128850 Old Highway 80Pine ValleyCA91962
Poway113050 Community RoadPowayCA92064
216914 Westling CourtPowayCA92064
314322 Pomerado RoadPowayCA92064
Ramona80829 San Vicente RdRamonaCA92065
8124462 San Vicente Rd.RamonaCA92065
823410 Dye RoadRamonaCA92065
Rancho Santa Fe116936 El FuegoRancho Santa FeCA92067
216930 Four Gee Road,Rancho Santa FeCA92127
36424 El ApajoRancho Santa FeCA92067
418040 Calle AmbienteRancho Santa FeCA92067
Rincon Reservation133485 Valley Center Rd.Valley CenterCA92082
San Diego11222 First AveSan DiegoCA92101
AP3698 Pacific HwySan DiegoCA92101
3725 W. Kalmia StSan DiegoCA92101
4404 Eighth AveSan DiegoCA92101
53902 Ninth AveSan DiegoCA92103
6693 Twining AveSan DiegoCA92154
7944 Crosby St.San DiegoCA92113
83974 Goldfinch St.San DiegoCA92103
97870 Ardath LaneSan DiegoCA92137
104605 62nd St.San DiegoCA92115
11945 25th St.San DiegoCA92102
124964 Imperial AvSan DiegoCA92113
13809 Nautilus St.San DiegoCA92137
144011 32nd St.San DiegoCA92104
154711 Voltaire St.San DiegoCA92107
162110 Via Casa AltaSan DiegoCA92137
174206 Chamoune AveSan DiegoCA92115
184676 Felton St.San DiegoCA92116
193434 Oceanview BlSan DiegoCA92113
203305 Kemper BlSan DiegoCA92110
21750 Grand AveSan DiegoCA92109
221055 Catalina BlSan DiegoCA92107
232190 Comstock St.San DiegoCA92111
2413077 HatfieldSan DiegoCA92130
251972 Chicago St.San DiegoCA92110
262850 54th St.San DiegoCA92105
275064 Clairemont Dr.San DiegoCA92117
283880 Kearny Villa RdSan DiegoCA92123
29198 W. San YsidroSan DiegoCA92173
302265 Coronado AveSan DiegoCA92154
316002 Camino RicoSan DiegoCA92120
32484 Briarwood RdSan DiegoCA92114
3316966 Bernardo Ctr Dr.San DiegoCA92128
346565 Cowles Mtn BlSan DiegoCA92119
354285 Eastgate MallSan DiegoCA92137
365855 Chateau Dr.San DiegoCA92117
3711640 Spring Canyon RdSan DiegoCA92131
388441 New Salem St.San DiegoCA92126
394949 La Cuenta Dr.San DiegoCA92124
4013393 Salmon River RdSan DiegoCA92129
414914 Carroll CanyonSan DiegoCA92121
4212110 World Trade Dr.San DiegoCA92128
431590 La Media RdSan DiegoCA92173
4410011 Black Mtn RdSan DiegoCA92126
45SW Corner QualcommSan DiegoCA92108
4614556 Lazanja Dr.San DiegoCA92127
476041 Edgewood Bend Ct.San DiegoCA92130
San Diego Rural6338999 Montiel Truck TrailJamulCA 
6415763 Lyons Valley RoadPotreroCA 
65480 Alta Road CA 
6614145 Highway 94JamulCA91935
68446 Alta Road Building 32San DiegoCA92154
742383 Honey Springs RoadDeerhornCA 
755425 Dehesa RoadDehesaCA 
76113 Frances DriveHarbison CanyonCA 
781135 Community Bldg RoadDulzuraCA 
79444 Tecate RoadTecateCA 
8024550 Highway 94PotreroCA 
8229870 Oak DriveLake MorenaCA 
859718 River RoadDescansoCA91916
881255 Jacumba StreetJacumbaCA 
San Marcos1180 West Mission RoadSan MarcosCA92069
21250 Rancho Santa Fe RoadSan MarcosCA92069
3404 Woodland ParkwaySan MarcosCA92069
4204 San Elijo RoadSan MarcosCA92069
San Miguel143255 Helix St.Spring ValleyCA91977
152850 Via Orange WaySpring ValleyCA91978
16905 Gillespie Dr.Spring ValleyCA91977
2110105 Vivera WayLa MesaCA91941
2211501 Via Rancho San DiegoEl CajonCA92019
232140 Dehesa Rd.El CajonCA92019
San Pasqual VFD117701 San Pasqual ValleyEscondidoCA92025
San Pasqual RFD6716150 Kumeyaay WayValley CenterCA92082
Santee FD48950 CottonwoodSanteeCA92017
59130 Carlton Oaks DrSanteeCA92017
Solana Beach1500 Lomas Santa Fe DrSolana BeachCA92075
Sycuan RFD 5469 Dehesa RoadEl CajonCA92019
Valley Center7228234 Lilac RoadValley CenterCA92082
7328205 North Lake Wohlford RoadValley CenterCA92082
Vista1175 N Melrose DriveVistaCA92083
21050 Valley DriveVistaCA92084
31070 Old Taylor StreetVistaCA92084
42121 Thibodo RoadVistaCA92083
52009 S Melrose DriveVistaCA 
6651 East Vista WayVistaCA 
Viejas 19860 Viejas Grade Rd.AlpineCA91901
Yuima 16971 Hwy 76Pauma ValleyCA92061

For more information send us an email or phone 858-694-5700