A Safe Haven for Your Baby

If you are not ready to be a parent or take care of your newborn, there are places called Safe Haven locations where you can take your baby to make sure they are safe. Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a Safe Haven location where you can legally surrender your newborn infant without facing criminal prosecution. 

All you have to do is bring your newborn, up to 7 days old, into the Emergency Department at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. As long as your baby is unharmed you will not get in trouble. Our goal is to ensure the safety of your infant.

Other hospitals, police stations and manned fire stations are Safe Haven locations where you can also drop off your newborn without facing criminal prosecution.

Safe Haven locations
The Safe Haven Act of Massachusetts

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Events

10/27: Community Forum on Ebola Preparedness

Medical experts from Newton-Wellesley, the city of Newton, and Mass General will present about ebola, with a Q&A session. Mon, Oct. 27, NWH Shipley Auditorium - 7:00 to  8:30 pm
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10/28: Free Running Clinic

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Shipley Auditorium at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for a free presentation for beginner and intermediate runners. Registration required.
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News

"Top Doctors"

Boston Magazine featured Newton-Wellesley Hospital in their annual “Top Doctors” issue as a top community hospital outside of Boston.
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US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 16th in Massachusetts.
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