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Looking to have a Car Seat Checked?

  There are a few things you should know before you meet with a CPS technician. This isn’t like getting an oil change on your car, where you leave the car and go do something else. Working with a CPS technician will be a one-on-one learning experience. When you leave, you should feel confident about the installation and feel comfortable re-installing it on your own. Our seat check listings are by event or appointment only. (No drop-in service.) Scroll down for listings.
 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Check-up events are hosted on a first-come, first-served basis and are primarily staffed with community volunteers. Each car seat check takes about 45 minutes - multiple seats require additional time. Expect a wait when cars are lined up. Metro-area events are well attended and may fill up to capacity prior to posted end time. All check-up events are tentative due to weather.

 
Plan to Participate: It is helpful to install your car seat to the best of your ability BEFORE the event. Please bring car seat instructions and vehicle owner's manual. Know your child's height and weight, and bring them if possible. You may want to bring another adult along to help watch your child. Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They are trained to teach you.
 

Plan Ahead: It is recommended that expectant parents have car seat(s) checked one to two months prior to due date*. *If you cannot make it to an event or appointment, watch installation videos and do the best you can until you can get your car seat checked by a certified CPS technician.‚Äč
 

Click here to read more about what to expect during a car seat check.
Espere un evento de chequeo o visite a un Técnico de Seguridad de Niños como Pasajeros (CPS en inglés) para asegurarse de que los niños viajan completamente seguros.

 

 

Car Seat Check Appointment Resources
Instalación de asiento de seguridad para niños 

Appointment NoteNote to families in Metro Areas: Because space is limited, It is recommended that appointments be scheduled at least 2 weeks or more in advance.

Quick Links: Multnomah - Marion - Lane
 
Agencies by County Phone
 
Benton
Corvallis Fire 541-766-6473
Clackamas
American Medical Response (AMR) Milwaukie 503-736-3460
Estacada Rural Fire District #69 503-630-7712
Molalla Rural Fire District  #73 503-829-2200
Sandy Fire 503-668-8093
Clatsop
Seaside Police 503-738-6311
Coos
Department of Human Services North Bend 541-756-5500
South Coast Head Start Coos Bay 541-888-3717
 
Crook
Crook County Fire Prineville 541-447-5011
Curry
Brookings Police 541-661-3313
State Farm Insurance Brookings 541-412-7538
Deschutes
Redmond Fire 541-504-5016
Douglas
ODOT Region 3 Roseburg 541-957-3657
Hood River
Commission on Children and Families Hood River 541-386-2500
Jackson
Ashland Fire 541-482-2770
Central Point Police - Email 541-664-5578
Jackson County Fire #3 541-826-7100
Rogue River Fire 541-582-4411
Medford Fire 541-774-2300
 
Josephine
Grants Pass Fire 541-450-6200
Illinois Valley Fire 541-592-6538
Lane
Florence Police 541-682-5157
Western Lane Ambulance Florence 541-997-9614
Lincoln
Mid-Columbia Bus Company, Inc Toledo 541-336-5101
Newport Fire 541-265-9461
Malheur
Ontario Police 541-889-5312
Marion
Salem Police 503-589-2001
Woodburn Ambulance 503-982-4699
Morrow
Morrow County Health Heppner 541-676-5421
 
Multnomah / Portland
American Medical Response (AMR) SE 503-736-3460
Doernbecher Children's Hospital - OHSU SW 503-494-3735
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel 503-413-4005
Sherman
Oregon State Police The Dalles 541-296-9646
Umatilla
Hermiston Fire 541-567-8822
OCDC Milton-Freewater 541-938-3170
Oregon State Police Pendleton 541-278-4090
UMCHS, Inc/WIC Hermiston 541-564-6878
 
Union
ODOT- Region 5 La Grande 541-963-1387
La Grande Fire 541-963-3123
Wasco
Oregon State Police The Dalles 541-296-9646
Yamhill
McMinnville Fire 503-435-5803
Newberg Fire 503-537-1231

 

 

Car Seat Assistance Programs
Asistencia para asientos infantiles/Citas

Reduced-cost car seats are available to income-eligible families in many counties througout Oregon. Because space is limited, It is recommended that appointments be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

Quick Links: Multnomah - Washington - Marion - Lane
 
Benton
Corvallis Fire 541-766-6473
Parent Enhancement Program Corvallis 541-758-8292
Clackamas
Molalla Rural Fire 503-829-2200
OCDC Wilsonville 971-224-1026
American Medical Response (AMR) Milwaukie 503-736-3460
Clatsop
Astoria Fire 503-298-2521
 
Crook
Crook County Fire Prineville 541-447-5011
Deschutes
Redmond Fire 541-504-5016
Bend Fire 541-322-6300
Grant
Families First Parent Resource Center John Day 541-575-1006
Harney
City of Burns 503-643-5620
Hood River
Commission on Children & Families 541-386-2500
 
Jefferson
Jefferson Fire 541-475-7274
Josephine
Josephine County Health Department 541-474-5325
Grants Pass Fire 541-450-6200
Lake
Lake County Public Health WIC Lakeview 541-947-6045
 
Lane
Relief Nursery Eugene 541-343-9706
Head Start 541-782-3294
Lincoln
Lincoln County Health Department Newport 541-265-6611
Malheur
Ontario Police 541-889-5312
Marion
Marion County Car Seat Program Salem Flyer - Español 503-814-CHEC (2432)
Woodburn Community Car Seat Coalition 541-889-5312
 
Morrow
Morrow County Health Heppner 541-676-5421
Multnomah
Doernbecher Children's Hospital SW Portland Website 503-494-3735
American Medical Response (AMR) SE Portland 503-736-3460
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel N Portland 503-413-4005
Polk
Marion County Car Seat Program Salem Flyer - Español 503-814-CHEC (2432)
Sherman
Sherman County Moro 541-565-3100
Oregon State Police The Dalles 541-296-9646
Tillamook
Tillamook Police 503-842-2522
 
Umatilla
Oregon State Police Pendleton 541-278-4090
Union
La Grande Fire 541-963-3123
Wallowa
Wallowa County Health Enterprise 541-426-4848
Wasco
Oregon State Police The Dalles 541-296-9646
 
Washington
Sherwood Police 503-625-5523
Reduced-cost car seats are available at the following monthly check-up events. Check the calendar near the top of this page for current event dates, addresses, maps, and other information.
Hillsboro - Tuality Hospital - 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 - 11 am
Forest Grove Fire - last Wednesday of each month, 3 - 5 pm
 
Yamhill
Newberg Fire 503-537-1231

 

 

QuestionsCan't make it to a car seat check-up event/clinic or appointment? 

Until you have a chance to attend a check-up event/clinic or appointment, watch instructional videos online, and read through your car seat instructions to install the seat to the best of your ability until you can meet with a CPS Technician. You will need to consult your vehicle owner's manual as well. Contact the car seat manufacturer and/or vehicle manufacturer if further technical clarification is needed. Follow this link to view general videos on installation for each type of child safety seat. Be sure to also check your car seat manufacturer's website to see if there is an install video for your specific seat. Then, plan to attend a check-up event or seat check appointment to be sure the seat is properly installed.

Installing Child Safety Seats
The USAA Educational Foundation provides this informative guide in PDF format.