VDH Low-Income Safety Seat Program

Franklin, Patrick, & Henry Counties

The Perinatal Education Center coordinates the Virginia Department of Health Low-Income Safety Seat Program for Franklin, Patrick, and Henry counties, offering Safety Seat Installation Classes monthly at the Perinatal Education Center and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville.

Child Safety Seats are being made available to those who meet all of the following requirements:

Qualifications to receive a safety Seat:

  • Last trimester of pregnancy (at least 7 months pregnant)
  • Baby up to 3 months of age
  • Legal resident of Virginia
  • Medicaid or Virginia Premier recipient, or proof of meeting the VDH Low-income Level Program Guidelines
  • Attend a Safety Seat Installation and Uses Class
  • Sign a release of Liability Waiver Form

The Perinatal Education Center also has Booster Seats available while supplies last for those who meet all the following criteria:

Qualifications to receive a Booster Seat:

  • Child at least 40 pounds
  • Vehicle back seat with a lap and shoulder belt
  • Legal resident of Virginia
  • Medicaid or Virginia Premier recipient, or proof of meeting the VDH Low-income Level Program Guidelines
  • Attend a Safety Seat Installation and Uses Class
  • Sign a release of Liability Waiver Form

This program is dependent on the number of seats available.