Best Birth Centers in the Bay Area

These Birth Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here

Silicon Valley

Gold: Good Samaritan Hospital. An acute care hospital with more than 450 beds. It is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques. 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose. 408-559-2011.

Silver: O’Connor Hospital. 2105 Forest Ave., San Jose. 408-947-2599.

Bronze: El Camino Hospital. 815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos. 408-378-6131. 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. 650-940-7000.


Gold: Sequoia Hospital. It offers anesthesia, pediatricians and OB physicians 24 hours a day. 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, third floor, Redwood City. 877-703-1625.

Silver: Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. 650-696-5656.

Bronze: Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center. 1100 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. 650-299-2000.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: California Pacific Medical Center. This Sutter Health affiliate is consistently ranked as one of the Bay Area’s best birthing centers. Multiple San Francisco locations. 415-600-6000.

Silver: Bay Area Homebirth Collective. 415-578-8598.

Bronze: UCSF Medical Center. 1825 Fourth St., San Francisco. 415-514-2670.

East Bay

Gold: Kaiser Permanente. From prenatal care and classes to birth and beyond, Kaiser offers healthcare and support to new parents and families. Multiple locations.

Silver: John Muir Medical Center. Multiple locations.

Bronze: San Ramon Regional Medical Center. 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. 925-275-9200.