Birth certificates and social security cards

You will also receive a birth certificate order form. To obtain an official birth certificate for your baby, complete the order form and mail it to the county Vital Records office.

You may apply for a Social Security Number for your baby on the birth certificate worksheet. The hospital will send a request to the Oregon Health Division for a Social Security card to be ordered. Your baby's Social Security card will be sent to your mailing address within 4 to 6 weeks of your baby's birth.