Medical Records

Birth Certificates: Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I have not received my baby's birth certificate. Can Valley Presbyterian send this to me?

Answer: Valley Presbyterian Hospital obtained the information from you during your maternity stay to populate the birth certificate. The actual birth certificate comes from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Vital Records.

Effective March 16, 2020 requests for Birth Certificates are available through the Office of Vital Records by mail only. No in-person Birth Certificate will be issued until further notice. Please visit the website link below for fees and forms that are needed for your request. Contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk for additional information.

DPH Vital Records Office
Attn: Birth Section
313 North Figueroa St, Rm Lobby-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 288-7812 or (800) 201-8999
Website: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/dca/dcabirth.htm

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The fee for a copy of the birth certificate is $28. Payment can be made by check or money order only. You also must provide a valid photo ID to request a birth certificate.

Question: I completed paperwork for my baby's social security card during my maternity stay, but have not received the card. What should I do?

Answer: In order to get the social security number, you will need to contact the U.S. Social Security Office. The closest office to the hospital is:

Social Security Office
14500 Roscoe Blvd, Suite 207
Panorama City, CA 91402
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
Website: www.ssa.gov

Question: I am traveling with my baby and must have the birth certificate in order to get a passport. Can I rush order the birth certificate?

Answer: Rush requests are possible within five days. You must provide proof of travel (airline tickets, etc.). You must be traveling in less than one month. There is a $40 additional charge for each birth certificate copy. Call the Valley Presbyterian Hospital Birth Registry office for more details (818) 902-3953.