San Joaquin County residents.
San Joaquin Public Health Services operates a car seat program for individuals unable to afford one at the full price. Qualifying individuals must complete a one-hour, free class every Wednesday, that talks about the importance of car seats, the law, proper installation, the different kinds of car seats, and general child passenger safety. Upon completion of the class, individuals can purchase a car seat for $40. Those receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) or Medi-Cal benefits can purchase a car seat for $30. Booster seats are also available for $15. Booster seats are required for children up to the age of 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. Anyone can purchase the booster seats upon completion of class. Classes are held every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Spanish and to 2:00 p.m. in English at 420 South Wilson Way.
San Joaquin Public Health Services also offers car seat inspections every Thursday, for individuals wishing to ensure that their car seats are correctly installed. The free fitting station takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the Public Health Services parking lot at 1601 East Hazelton Avenue.
Appointments are recommended for classes and the fitting station. Please call the numbers listed above.