Car seat check up appointments
We are no longer able to offer car seat safety check ups. To have the installation of your car seat checked, please contact one of the agencies below. Make sure to contact them before just showing up, as most operate by appointment only.
Chicago Fire Department, Public Education Office 312-747-6691
Secretary of State 866-247-0213
Chicago Police Department-- call 311 or call your local district
Many suburban fire and police departments also have technicians. Call the one nearest you to ask if they offer car seat checks.
Go to www.seatcheck.net, then scroll to the bottom and click on the blue link for Checkup events to find an upcoming event near you.
Go to cert.safekids.org and click on Find a Tech to search for a child passenger safety technician near you.
If you need help obtaining a low cost car seat, please contact one of the resources below. These agencies have seats available for $35 or less.
Stroger (Cook County) Hospital--program hours are from 1 pm- 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please go to the Emergency Room, in the Pediatric Waiting Area. Seat prices are $20 and $30, depending on the age and weight of your child. Cash only, no returns, no refunds. You will have to watch a short video about car seat installation (about 20 minutes) before you receive your seat. Questions, call (312) 864-2016
Rincon Family Services, call 773-564-9070 for an appointment. Appointments last about 1.5 hours, during which you will participate in a class and watch a short video to learn how to install your new seat. Seat prices vary but are low cost.
If you would like to request a parent or staff workshop at your agency, school, community center, etc, please contact Jess for more information.