Car Seat Check Program (Español)

Welcome! Here at Kern County Public Health, we know how important it is to have a car seat. Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%. We want to help keep your family safe. Please follow the steps below for a free car seat evaluation by a trained public health car seat technician.

Mother Putting Baby Son Into Car Travel Seat

In order to receive a free car seat evaluation please complete the following two steps: 


Click on your child’s age group below and watch the videos

Car Seat Safety by Age: Infants in Rear-Facing Seats

Using LATCH to Install Car Seats and Booster Seats

Car Seat Safety by Age: Toddlers in Forward-Facing Seats

Using LATCH to Install Car Seats and Booster Seats

Car Seat Safety by Age: Booster Seat Safety

Click on the link below to complete and submit the form 

Child Passenger Safety Education Form
Formulario de educación sobre seguridad de niños pasajeros


Are your kids older? Check out this video for some tips!

Buckle Up with Seats Belts

Who Qualifies:

Residents of Kern County who currently do not have an appropriate car seat and have viewed the child passenger safety videos based on your child's age.
Proof of residency is required. 
After you have completed this education program online or in person and based on your child’s age weight and height one of the following child passenger seats may be provided to your family a 5-Point Harness booster, a backless booster or a convertible safety seat. At Kern County Public Health Services (1800 Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield 93306) a nationally certified Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Technician is available to show you how to properly install your child’s car seat and answer any questions. Please call Public Health at 661-321-3000 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
This service will not be provided if you have received a car seat from Department of Public Health within the last 3 years.