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Child Injury Prevention Services

childrenA service of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health in collaboration with San Benito County Child Injury Prevention Coalition and its many partners supported by donations, fines and grants.

Child Safety Seats

Checkups

  • A “checkup” is an inspection of your child’s safety seat for condition, fit to your child and the proper installation in your vehicle by certified technicians.
  • Held at community locations such as auto dealerships, apartment complexes through out the year. Contact us (831-637-5367) to schedule a check up in your neighborhood or for your group.
  • Bring your own store-bought car seat. Car seats also available for low-income families “at cost” sliding scale or donation. The sustainability of the program depends on support from you.

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Fittings
Fit your new car seat for new baby or recheck your installation with education and support from a certified technician.

  • Contact San Benito County Public Health Division to schedule an appointment at 831-637-5367 or email us for service in Hollister.
  • Contact the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for services in Gilroy at 1-866-502-5058.

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Classes and presentations

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Education

  • Safety education is offered through special events and classes throughout the community.
  • Email us to schedule Child Passenger Safety Classes and Presentations for preschool/family childcare children, parents, providers.
  • Email us to schedule Child Passenger Safety Presentations for other community groups/organizations.
  • Safe Moves City - A miniature “city” for teaching young children the basics of street safety. The “street” includes pedestrian crossings, train crossings, driveways, alleys, dogs and other hazards. Requires volunteers to help setup, conduct the training and take down.

For additional information or to inquire about scheduling a “Safe Moves City”, contact San Benito County Puplic Health at 831-637-5367 or email us. Also “Safe Moves City” is offered through special events.  Order pamphlets and videos pamphlets and videos on car seats and bicycle safety in English or Spanish.

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Helmets

  • childrenHelmets should be worn by all ages on any wheeled toy or sports
    equipment.
  • Helmets are required in Hollister and San Benito County by
    Daniel’s Law.
  • All types of helmets are available for sale at reduced prices for any
    child or adult in the community.
  • Helmets must be fitted at the time of sale.

Sales and Fittings

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