Qualifying families can receive free car seats for infants and children. Robyn Ham, one of Boothbay Region Health Center’s health coordinators, has qualified as a child passenger safety technician and has registered the center as a designated car-seat distribution location through the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. That means that income-eligible families can make an appointment at the health center to receive a free car seat as well as safety instructions.
To be eligible, one must be able to provide:
1. A current Maine driver’s license or current Maine identification card
2. Be participating in one of the following:
• Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
• Mainecare (Medicaid)
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Call the health center office at 633-1075 to make an appointment with Ham. She is available Wednesday through Saturday each week. Bring either a WIC folder with currently dated vouchers or a currently dated letter of eligibility from the other above-mentioned programs if currently participating in them. Bring child as well. For expecting families, the appointment cannot be scheduled more than one month before the baby’s due date.