We are now offering virtual car seat checks for families who have their own car seats and social distancing educational distribution sessions for families who are unable to obtain a car seat at a retail price.
To schedule either option please call 727-767-7835
and leave a message. A member of our team will contact you for scheduling. Please note, the spots for educational distribution sessions are reserved for families who meet the federal poverty guidelines or are on some type of governmental assistance (such as Medicaid or SNAP).
For the health and safety of our patients, families, staff and community, we have instituted a temporary restriction on all Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital meetings and events while coronavirus (COVID-19) is present in Florida. Effective immediately, external meetings and events are canceled until further notice. This includes car seat classes and checks. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your flexibility and understanding.
Car Seat Classes
Are you having a hard time purchasing a car seat at a regular cost for a newborn? Is the child outgrowing their car seat and you can’t afford one? Our classes can help you to get a car seat for a nominal contribution while learning how to use the seat correctly every time.
If you plan to obtain a low-cost seat you should meet the following criteria:
- The car seats are designated for families who are not able to purchase a car seat at a regular cost.
- If your child already has a seat, he/she is not eligible for another seat (for another vehicle). The seats are for children who currently do not have a seat or are outgrowing their current car seat.
- While this is not checked, many parents obtaining car seats have some governmental assistance, such as Medicaid, WIC food stamps or a Healthy Start referral.
Available seats are:
- Car seats are: convertible seats ($20) that stay in the vehicle and go from 5 lbs to 65 lbs
- Booster seats ($10) for children who are BOTH a minimum of 4 years old AND 40lbs
- Cash or money order will be collected at the time of the class
- The amount may change based on special needs of the child
Supplies are limited to one car seat per child and appointments are required.
Car Seat Class Registration
If you have questions about this program, please call 800-756-7233 (Extension 4) or 727-767-7835.