Black Infant Health Program


For more information phone 619-542-4039 or send us an email

Purpose: The San Diego County Black Infant Health (BIH) program provides services to African-American pregnant women. BIH works to ensure that African-American babies are born healthy and have the opportunity to grow into healthy children. The San Diego County BIH program is part of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and is required by the following authorities: Senate Bill (SB165); Health & Safety Code, Section 131051(d)(4); and California Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 14148.9(c-d).

Goals of the Program

  • Empower women, build resilience, and reduce stress
  • Promote healthy behaviors to support health, wellness, and relationships
  • Promote healthy relationships and enhance bonding and parenting skills
  • Connect women with medical, social, economic, and mental health services
  • Engage communities to raise community awareness and mobilize community action to support BIH efforts and improve conditions for African-American women and their families

Facilities where this Service is Offered

Black Infant Health
4725 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Phone: (619) 266-7466

Black Infant Health - North County
3375 Mission Avenue, Suite F
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 730-5078

About the Black Infant Health Program

The County’s BIH contractor, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), provides direct BIH services in specific zip codes in San Diego County. Pregnant African-American women benefit from the program by becoming empowered to make positive choices in their life, not only for themselves, but for their families and communities.    

Community partners -- we have two locations to serve clients.  Please use the appropriate referral form:

Program Services

  • Participate in 10-week prenatal and 10-week postpartum groups
  • Help in finding prenatal and well-child care
  • Referrals to Public Health Nursing and other resources for pregnant women
  • Obtain individual case management and services based on client needs
  • Receive referrals for health check-ups, emergency clothes, food, housing, and more


  • Pregnant African-American women 18 years of age and older

All BIH services are at no cost.  

Resources and Links

  • BIH is part of the California Department of Public Health Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program. More information is available from the State.
  • Every Woman California is a website that provides information about health considerations for women and their partners before they become pregnant for the first time or between pregnancies.  More information is available at
  • Preconception/Interconception Health Tool to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices that impact health and pregnancy outcomes. Call 619-542-4050 for samples.


For more information phone 619-542-4039 or send us an email.