Programs and Risk Areas
Child Safety Seat Inspection Station (CSSIS)
- BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
- Open Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- To schedule an appointment, please call the Buckle-Up line at 217-353-4932.
- An appointment must be made for each child attending the inspection station - NO EXTRA CHILDREN WITHOUT APPOINTMENT
- Each appointment will last approximately 45 minutes (education plus installation assistance).
- Please call the number, listed on your confirmation form, 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your appointment.
- The CSSIS is located at Champaign Urbana Public Health, 201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign (North side of building in garage) - map
- CUPHD is a supporter of Safe Kids Champaign County and generously offers us their space every Thursday. However, they cannot help you with your car seat questions. PLEASE DO NOT CALL CUPHD WITH QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT - CALL THE BUCKLE-UP LINE AT 217-353-4932.
Inspections - If you are only having a seat inspected (checked) for safety, please bring with you:
- The Child Safety Seat (car seat).
- The instruction manual for the child safety seat (if available).
- The instruction manual for your vehicle (if available).
- Cost: FREE (donations are accepted and appreciated).
- Children do not have to be present, but it is helpful if they are there.
Distributions - If you are coming to inspection station to receive a seat (eligibility required) please:
- Bring the confirmation form you received when you made your appointment.
- Bring the child who will be receiving the new seat (mandatory unless pregnant).
- Bring the co-pay of $20 for each seat you are receiving (cash or check accepted).
- Because of the high frequency of people not showing for their car seat appointment, and failing to call to cancel, Safe Kids has implemented a $20 service fee for clients who "no show/no call" for their scheduled appointment. This service fee will be collected (in addition to your normal co-pay for the seat) at your next rescheduled appointment. IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR CONFIRMATION FORM 24 HOUR IN ADVANCE TO AVOID THIS SERVICE FEE!!!!
THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION STATION IS A VERY POPULAR SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE OFTEN EXPERIENCE A THREE TO SIX WEEK WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL SOON!!!