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Child Safety Seats
The Licking County Health Department provides car seats each year for low income families without child safety seats. Parents are trained on proper installation and use of the seats and the seat is properly secured in the car by a trained car safety seat technician. Referrals for this program usually come through the Licking County Health Department's WIC program and other agencies. Seats are provided though the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program and donations from local organizations.
Donations from local organizations and individuals greatly enhance our ability to provide this needed service to low income families in Licking County. If you are interested in supporting this program call (740) 349-6535.
Car Seat Inspections
The Licking County Health Department also provides free car seat inspections for families who already have cars seats but would like a certified child passenger safety technician to assist with the installation. The Health Department provides car seat inspections by appointment only. Please call the main line at 740-349-6535 requesting the car seat program to schedule an appointment.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children from 3 to 14 years old (based on 2006 figures, which are the latest mortality data currently available from the National Center for Health Statistics). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, every day in the United States, an average of 4 children (age 14 and younger) were killed and 529 were injured in motor vehicle crashes. From 1975 through 2008, an estimated 8,959 lives were saved by child restraints.
Car Seat Program Supporters
Rotary Club of Newark
John Hinderer Honda
Ohio Buckles Buckeyes
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Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health
Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510
Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)