Child Health Resources
HPSM and other organizations in San Mateo County offer programs to support children, parents and families.
Baby + Me
Baby + Me is HPSM’s care program for pregnant people, birthing parents and their babies! Baby + Me promotes timely maternal and child care, as well as comprehensive health for birthing parents and infants, from the beginning of pregnancy to birth and beyond.
Learn more about how Baby + Me can help you get on the road to a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby.
HPSM Nurse Advice Line
Call 1-833-846-8773 24 hours a day–7 days a week.
A Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) will give you medical advice when you think you need urgent medical attention, but you are not sure. A nurse will ask about your symptoms and tell you:
- If you need to go to Urgent Care
- If you can wait to see your doctor (within 24 hours, 3 days, or longer)
- How to take care of your symptoms at home
Learn more about the Nurse Advice Line.
Free care for pregnant people
Temporary Medi-Cal is a program for pregnant people living in California without prenatal insurance. Immigration status does not matter. These prenatal services are covered for free:
- Pregnancy test at a clinic
- Prenatal care visits
- Prescription medicines for your pregnancy
Applying for temporary Medi-Cal is fast and easy
- Call a clinic or provider to make an appointment for prenatal care
- Tell the staff that you do not have health insurance
- Apply for temporary Medi-Cal when you are at your appointment
Prenatal to Three Program
For over 20 years, San Mateo County Health’s Prenatal to Three Healthy Families (PRE-3 HF) Program has provided support services to pregnant people and their children. Learn more
WIC helps low-wage households get food and teaches people about healthy eating. They also have parenting support groups and classes. WIC serves people who are pregnant, nursing or who have just given birth but are not nursing. They also help infants and children up to age five.
NFP nurses help young moms get ready for their first child’s birth. Nurses visit moms at home and teach them parenting skills. They can start early in the pregnancy and keep helping until the child turns two. Moms who are 19 years or younger and
live in Daly City, South San Francisco or San Bruno are eligible.
For trans and gender non-binary folks
Getting ready for pregnancy as a non-binary person will involve a few extra steps to make sure your mental and physical health is supported throughout the way. For more information, suggestions on questions to ask your provider, and resources, with a guide for preparing for pregnancy as a non-binary person, visit Family Equality.
If you are pregnant and unsure how to feel or what to do next, or you want to talk about a past or current experience with abortion, adoption, parenting, infertility or pregnancy loss, All-Options has a free Talkline available to you. Just call (toll-free) 1-888-493-0092.
Looking for a dentist?
It is safe and recommended to see your dentist for a cleaning and exam before your baby is born. To get dental care:
- Medi-Cal & CareAdvantage members get dental care through HPSM Dental
- HealthWorx HMO members & San Mateo County ACE participants: check your member handbook for information or call the HPSM Health Education line at 650-616-2165