The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers child car seats at no cost through its Child Safety Seat Program. Anyone who cannot afford to buy a child safety seat can be referred to this program by a healthcare provider. To be eligible, you must be currently receiving public assistance and have a green EBT/Access card.
You must have a written prescription/referral from a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, social worker, etc.) along with an EBT/Access card and photo identification. The prescription/referral form must state your need for a child safety seat and that you cannot afford to buy a safety seat.
Once you obtain a referral, please call the Safety Center at 267-426-5000 to schedule an appointment. The Safety Center is located on the first floor of Children’s Hospital in the Shops at CHOP. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There is no cost for this program. However, a donation is always welcome.