California Perinatal Transport System
California Perinatal Transport Systems was established in 1976 pursuant
to the enactment of California Assemby Bill 4439. This act appropriated
funds for the development of a dispatch service to address the need
for facilitating transports of critically ill infants and mothers with
high risk conditions to regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)
and Perinatal High Risk Units (PHRUs).
CPeTS provides the collection and analysis of perinatal and neonatal
transport data for regional planning, outreach program development,
and outcome analysis.This information is reported back to the participating
hospitals, and the Division of Maternal and Child Health of the California
Department of Health. We support an integrated network of regional perinatal
programs in California. Opportunities for regional perinatal programs
to share and solve their common problems are provided through meetings
of its Advisory Committee.
California Perinatal Transport System can assist health care professionals
in the REFERRAL of high-risk pregnant women and newborn infants. An
updated bed availability status is obtained daily from regional CCS
approved neonatal intensive care units. There are many NICUs participating
in this daily survey that includes an array of County, for-profit, non-profit,
University affiliated, and HMO owned facilities. This information is
being made available via this website.