Programs and services
In these challenging times, the Tom Sargent Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital remains dedicated to keeping your child safe.
Car seat checks
A certified child passenger safety technician will provide education and technical help on installing and using your child’s car safety seat. By appointment only.
If you need a low-cost car seat, please contact us to see if you are eligible for the Oregon Department of Transportation's car seat distribution program.
Remote home-safety consultations
One of our injury prevention educators can connect remotely with you to provide individual, age-specific education on home safety. We can share resources, address concerns, and suggest safety-related products.
Virtual infant-safety consultations
If you have a newborn or a baby on the way, this is a great way to learn best practices for infant safety. Topics include safe sleep, basic childproofing, and traveling with your baby.
Families in the Portland metro area can purchase low cost safety products available at the Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Resource Center (see products) during regular hours Mon-Fri 10a.m. - 3:30p.m. or by appointment.
Car Seat Program
What it is: Certified child passenger safety technicians will make sure your child is in the right type of seat. We’ll also provide education to make sure the seat is installed and used correctly. We are scheduling virtual car seat consultations to help you make sure your child travels safely on every trip. There is no cost to you.
Where: You can make an appointment at Doernbecher or Hillsboro Medical Center by calling 503-418-5666.
Infant Safe Sleep Program
From childproofing your home to getting your child ready for sports, we offer resources and education that will help you prevent injuries.
Find what you need: Our Safety Resources page provides brochures and links to safety products.
Educate yourself: Learn how to keep your children safe in almost any situation. Our Safety Tips have advice on these topics:
For health care professionals
A key part of our mission is working with health care professionals to reduce childhood injuries. Among the ways we can serve you, your staff and your patients:
- Customized safety presentations at your office
- Professional training opportunities
- Injury-prevention brochures you can share with patients
- Formal or informal referrals
Learn more: Visit our For Health Care Professionals page.
- American Red Cross — Oregon Chapter
- Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
- Child passenger safety, Oregon Impact
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshops, Community Energy Project
- Oregon Poison Center
- Oregon State Fire Marshal
- Oregon State Marine Board
- Safe Kids Oregon
- Oregon Safe Routes to School
- ThinkFirst Oregon
Location and hours
The Tom Sargent Safety Resource Center is in Doernbecher's main lobby.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays or by appointment.
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239
Free parking for patients and visitors
Car seat checks with certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians are available by appointment. Contact us at 503-494-3735 to schedule.
Visit our Safety Resources page to find brochures you can download and links to safety products in our nonprofit store.
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