San Diego Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Tri-City Medical Center - Oceanside, CA

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit North County San Diego

Loving, skilled care . . .  for our tiniest patients



NICU baby being wrapped up by nurse


If your baby has been born prematurely or with health problems, you want the best care available.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is among the finest in the region.  It's the only Level III NICU in North County.

The 20-bed nursery has sophisticated equipment like specialized isolettes that control a baby's temperature and environment. Our team of experts includes board certified neonatologists, registered nurses and a variety of specialized professionals, all there to give your baby skilled and loving care.   

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Why Choose Us 

Tri-City's NICU staff includes board-certified neonatologists, physicians who specialize in caring for newborns. These highly skilled, caring doctors are onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensuring both high risk and non-high risk care. Nursery care is provided exclusively by registered nurses and there is a team of dedicated social service providers available to help you with your baby's needs.

Our Staff

  • Neonatologists on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Occupational and physical therapists to assist with increasing the level of developmental care
  • Dedicated social services for immediate support
  • Certified lactation consultant for breastfeeding support
  • Neonatal nutritional specialist for support
  • Nursing provided exclusively by registered nurses
  • Neonatal respiratory therapists

Your family

While your baby is getting the highest possible level of care, we also keep the whole family in mind.

  • Parents are encouraged to be at baby's bedside as much as possible
  • Breastfeeding is encouraged and supported whenever possible
  • A comfortable family lounge is adjacent to nursery with warm, comfortable furnishings 

Unique Offerings

  • Largest NICU in San Diego's North County
  • Comprehensive care for pre-term (26 weeks) to full-term babies
  • Multi-disciplinary care team works cohesively to ensure best outcome for your baby

Family Support Group

One in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is admitted to a Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) because of prematurity or other medical condition. We understand that having a baby hospitalized in the NICU can be frightening and overwhelming for parents. The March of Dimes developed in conjunction with the National Prematurity Campaign, NICU Family Support to provide information and comfort to families during the NICU hospitalization of their newborn, during the transition to home and in the event of a newborn death. In the NICU at Tri-City Medical Center, as participants in the March of Dimes NICU Family Support program parents have access to printed materials introducing them to the staff, equipment, procedures, conditions and common emotions they may encounter during their newborn’s NICU stay. In addition, at Tri-City Medical Center parents have the opportunity to attend a parent scrapbooking event twice a month where they can create lasting scrapbooks of their newborn’s time in the NICU. Siblings are welcomed to join mom and dad for this event. This also gives parents the opportunity to share common concerns and emotions of having a newborn in the NICU with other NICU parents. Families are invited to visit to obtain information about the NICU experience and chat with other NICU past and present parents.

Tri-City Medical Center

760-724-8411 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 Contact Us