DOERNBECHER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
TOM SARGENT SAFETY CENTER
Dedicated to reducing preventable injuries in children by providing education, training, and a variety of childproofing equipment, safety gates, helmets, and protective gear at below-retail prices.

The Tom Sargent Safety Center offers a weekday car seat inspection station by appointment at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available to inspect car seats and provide hands-on advice. Low-cost car seats are available for purchase for those who qualify. Can connect families to local car seat and child safety resources if they are outside of the Metro area.

Portland Metro only: Can do virtual car seat inspections.

The Kohl's Foundation, in partnership with DCH Tom Sargent Safety Center, is supporting a Safe Sleep Program. Through the Cribs for Kids Program, cribs and accompanying sheets are available at a reduced cost for qualifying low-income families. The goal is to help families provide a safe sleep area for their child to reduce SUID and other accidental, sleep-related infant deaths. Halo Sleep Sacks and Swaddlers are also available for purchase.
700 SW Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239
Eligibility: Safety education: Unrestricted
For car seats and cribs, families must have a household income below 185% FPL. Children must be present at appointment or mother must be in 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 494-8811 Main phone
  • (503) 346-0640 Scheduling
  • (503) 346-0644 Intake
  • (888) 346-0644 Toll-free
  • (503) 494-7551 Emergency
  • (503) 494-2800 Interpreter Services
  • (503) 418-5666 Main phone
  • (503) 494-3735 Car seat program and inspection
  • (503) 418-5666 Cribs for Kids
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call for information and to schedule an appointment
FEES: -Safety education: None
-Car seat inspection services: None
-New car seats: $10-$60 copay
-Graco Pack-N-Play with bassinette option: $40
DOCUMENTS: For car seats or cribs: proof of income or proof of enrollment in WIC, SNAP, or TANF
LANGUAGES: English, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: State of Oregon
SITE HOURS: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
TRAVEL/LOCATION INFORMATION: Located in Doernbecher Children's Hospital, lobby level
Services:
  • Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspections
  • Child Passenger Safety Seats
  • Furniture * Infants/Toddlers
  • Home Safety Devices
  • Infant and Child Safety Education
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DOERNBECHER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL