What if the hospital sends me a bill?

If the hospital sends you a bill from when you gave birth, call the hospital immediately to tell them that you need to apply for Medi-Cal to pay for the delivery. They may have people to help you apply.

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What is Safe Surrender?

If you feel like you cannot keep your newborn baby, you can drop it off at a safe surrender site.  If you drop the baby off at a safe surrender site:

  • no one will ask you questions
  • you do not have to give your name or any other information
  • everything you say will be kept a secret
  • the baby will be safe and cared for

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