This patient guide contains information you may find helpful in preparing for your hospital stay. In addition, information on billing, your medical record and obtaining your baby's birth certificate also follows.
Birth certificates are obtained through Alameda County. When you have a baby at ValleyCare, you are asked to complete a form that is sent by Medical Records to Alameda County. The county forwards appropriate information to the Social Security Administration, which automatically mails a Social Security card to you as the parent(s). Birth certificates can be requested by calling Alameda County Offices at 510.272.6377.
You may also visit the Alameda County website to request a birth certificate.
ValleyCare Health System has specially trained nurses called discharge planners who can help you or your family members arrange assistance at home. If you need assistance, a discharge planner or social worker will meet with you and your family in the hospital.
Discharge time is estimated to be around 11 a.m. Please make sure you have arranged for your transportation and home needs. ValleyCare cannot be responsible for providing transportation upon discharge. This is a financial responsibility between you and the transportation provider.
ValleyCare Health System has a special line for people who are hearing impaired. For TDD and TTY, please call 925.416.3422.
You may obtain a copy of your medical record by calling Medical Records on the Valley Memorial campus in Livermore. Records must be requested five days in advance. There is a fee of $0.25 per page. You may pick up your medical records at the location below.
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