Perinatal Substance Use Program


To ensure that all pregnant women are screened for the risk of substance use, depression, and domestic violence during pregnancy and to provide comprehensive, caring support, education, and resources to women identified as being at-risk.


We offer education, training, and technical assistance for prenatal care providers on the impact of substance use during pregnancy and the importance of screening all pregnant women with the 4Ps Plus Screening Tool to identify women at risk for substance use, depression, and domestic violence. We provide comprehensive nursing assessments, education and linkage to community resources for pregnant women identified as being at-risk for substance use, depression, and domestic violence.

See our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health page for related services.

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Seleta Dobrosky, RN, BSN, PHN, Supervising Public Health Nurse
Telephone: 805-981-5190

Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036