We know this is a wonderful and busy time for your family. To help you plan for your first days at home, we hope you will find this newborn checklist useful.
Your newborn checklist:
- Birth Certificate/Social Security Card
If you have not already completed your Birth Certificate Worksheet (included in your admission packet), please contact the Maryland Division of Vital Records at 410-764-3038 or visit www.vsa.state.md.us. For Social Security Card information, please call the Social Security office at 1-800-772-1213. For a copy of a Proof of Birth letter or for any other questions or concerns, please call the Birth Registrar at 301-754-7185 for Holy Cross Hospital or 301-557-5984 for Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.
- Add Newborn to Insurance
Please contact your insurance company and/or employer to add your newborn to your insurance plan. Please do so within a week of discharge to avoid delays in obtaining insurance coverage for your baby. If you do not have insurance or need financial assistance, please contact our Financial Counseling office at 301-754-7195 for Holy Cross Hospital or 301-557-6195 for Holy Cross Germantown Hospital.
- Enroll in Patient Portal
MyHolyCrossHealth is an online tool that allows you to manage your personal health care information at any time, view and pay your hospital bills, check test results, and more. You can enroll while in the hospital or by calling 301-754-7363.
- Follow Up Appointment With Your Pediatrician
Please schedule this appointment within a week of your baby's birth, or as suggested by your pediatrician.
- Follow Up Appointment With Your Obstetrician
Please schedule this appointment within six weeks of your delivery, or as directed by your obstetrician.
- Breast-feeding Questions
If you have questions about breast-feeding after returning home, please call our warm line at 301-754-7745 at Holy Cross Hospital or 301-557-6097 for Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. This service is a free service for our patients. Questions are answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Parenting Classes
To learn about our parenting classes, call 301-754-8800 or view online.
For any other questions, please call 301-754-7680.
Thank you for choosing Holy Cross Health for your child’s birth.