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Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care hospital owned and operated by Monterey County. As the safety-net hospital providing healthcare to the residents of Monterey County for over 127 years, Natividad provides healthcare access to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital operates with a medical staff of over 235 physicians and has several specialty clinics and outpatient primary care clinics operated by the Monterey County Health Department.

Natividad Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. Natividad's Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center.

Natividad is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Recognized nationally and internationally as a model program, Natividad’s Family Medicine Residency Program is postgraduate training for physicians specializing in family medicine. About 1/3 of the graduates remain on the central coast to establish a practice.

Natividad is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is governed by a Board of Trustees, under the guidance of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.

Natividad Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and specialty care emphasizing the care of women, children, and families. Natividad’s medical services include:


  • Bariatric Weight Loss Services
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Maternity Services:
    - VBAC
    - Vaginal Delivery
    - Cesarean Delivery
    - Antenatal Testing
  • Medical Surgical Unit
  • Mental Health Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level III
  • Pediatric Unit
  • Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center
  • Surgical Services



  • Physicians on Duty 24 Hours


  • D’Arrigo Family Specialty Services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Natividad Medical Group
  • Sally P. Archer Child Advocacy Center & Bates-Eldredge Child Sex Abuse Clinic
  • NIDO Clinic
  • Surgical Services


  • Social Services
  • Diabetes Education Center
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Imaging Services
  • Interventional Radiology Services
  • Case Management Services  
  • Health InformationManagement Services



Natividad Medical Center • 1441 Constitution Blvd. • Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 755-4111