Newborn Hearing Screening Program
All babies born at The Birthplace in Williamsport receive a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening before discharge. This screening is to identify infants with possible hearing loss, and refer them for additional services as needed. If you ever have concerns about your baby's hearing, tell your baby's doctor as soon as possible.
Birth Certificate & Social Security Card
The birth certificate information that you provide for your baby while in the hospital is sent to the Commonwealth of PA Department of Vital Statistics. Their phone number is 800-323-9613.
Your baby's Social Security card is also mailed to your home. The birth certificate will arrive in three months and the social security card should arrive about a week later.
If you move, please make sure to fill out a change of address card at the post office to ensure that you receive the certificate.
You may also contact The Birthplace at (570) 321-2069.
When a child is born to an unmarried woman, a unit clerk provides the newborn's mother and father with an opportunity to complete a form acknowledging paternity. This form must be signed by both parents. The unit clerk sends it to the Department of Public Welfare. Each of the birth parents receives a copy.