Arizona Perinatal Trust
"Working together to improve the health of Arizona's mothers and babies"

The Levels of care, effective January 1, 2012, that make up Arizona's regional health care system are as follows:

IN-HOSPITAL BIRTHING CENTERS (IHBC) - Indian Health Services Only

  • Provide hospital services for uncomplicated obstetrical patients (excluding cesarean delivery) and basic and transitional newborn care; such Centers should not electively deliver infants less than 37 weeks gestation.

PERINATAL CARE CENTERS - LEVEL I

  • Provide hospital services for low-risk obstetrical patients, including cesarean delivery and basic and transitional newborn care; such Centers should not electively deliver infants less than 36 weeks gestation.

PERINATAL CARE CENTERS - LEVEL II
  • Provides hospital services for selected high-risk obstetrical patients and newborns requiring selective continuing care; such Centers should not electively deliver infants less than 32 weeks gestation.
 
PERINATAL CARE CENTERS - LEVEL IIE

  • Provide hospital services for high-risk obstetrical patients and newborns requiring selective continuing care; such Centers should not electively deliver infants less than 28 weeks gestation.

PERINATAL CARE CENTERS - LEVEL III
  • Provide hospital services for all obstetrical and newborn patients including those patients requiring subspecialty and intensive care at all gestational ages.
     

FREESTANDING NEONATAL CARE CENTERS (FNCC) – LEVEL III

  • Provide hospital services for all newborns requiring subspecialty and intensive care at all gestational ages.



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