Car Seat Program

The best way to protect children in the car is to put them in the right seat at the right time - and use it the right way.

Car Seat Program

Child Safety Seats

It is the Kentucky State Law that children riding in a vehicle must be in a child safety seat or booster seat. The law (KRS189.125) states that children who are between 3’4” (40 inches) and 4’9” (57 inches) and under 8 years old must ride in a booster seat.

Car Seat Program

How we can help

Allen County Health Department has certified technicians available for child safety seat inspections. Our goal is to help parents, grandparents, and other caregivers keep children safe by providing education and teaching the caregiver how to choose the proper seat and correct installation.

To make an appointment or for more information call 270-237-4423 ext. 123

Car Seat Program

Allen County Health Department Child Passenger Safety Program Policy

The primary purpose of the Car Seat Program is to provide low income families with adequate, safe car seats for their children at a discounted price. The program is not a child restraint retail center or give-away center.

The objective of the program is to provide low-income families with adequate, safe car seats for their children at discounted price through our program. Our number one goal is for the child to leave safer than they arrived.

All applicants must meet one of the following requirements: low-income, Medicaid Eligible, receive WIC benefits and must be a resident of Allen County to qualify for the discounted prices. If the applicant doesn’t qualify for the discounted price, they may still be eligible to purchase a seat at full cost. We will only be able to provide one seat per child at the discounted price. Foster Parents will be allowed to receive one car seat at the discounted price for them to keep.

Distribution Process:
Once eligible an appointment will be made for the Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technician to install their seat. At the scheduled appointment, the car seat will be provided to the applicant. The payment for the seat(s) must be paid at this time. The Program requires that the seat(s) be installed by a CPS or Instructor. Applicants must be agreeable to all recommendations by the CPS Tech or Instructor.

The Instructor or CPS will determine the appropriate car seat(s) based on the child’s age, weight, and height. Cost will be based on the type of seat that will be distributed to the applicant. The cost of the seat(s) will vary from year to year depending on the cost of each seat ordered from Evenflo.
Note: The maximum cost is approximately $33.00

Cancellation Policy:
Due to frequent cancellations and reschedules we have instituted a cancellation policy effective June 2, 2022. If you fail to show for your scheduled appointment more than 2 times we will be unable to reschedule.

Car Seat Program Staff

Lindsey Kitchens

Community Health Specialist
270-237-4423 Ext. 123


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