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I am very concerned about my child’s safety in an Iowa car accident. I just bought a new car seat and I’d like to have someone check that it is installed correctly. Where can I find a car seat inspection station?

More than 80 percent of car seats are not properly installed. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration lists 36 car eat inspection stations. Parents can bring their car seats to these stations to have the car installation checked or to have a seat installed. Use this list to find an Iowa car seat inspection station near you.

  • Albia: Monroe County Hospital, 6580 165th Street, Albia, IA 52531. Call 641-932-1688 for appointment.
  • Allison: Butler County Public Health Department, 428 6th Street, Allison, IA 50602. Call 319-267-2934 for appointment.
  • Ames: Ames Police Department, 515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. Call Tom Shelton at 515-239-5133.
  • Atlantic: Cass County Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. 10th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022. Please call 712-243-8006 x 3359 for appointment.
  • Bedford: Taylor County Public Health Department, 405 Jefferson Street, Bedford, IA 50833. Please call 712-523-3405 for appointment
  • Bettendorf: AAA Bettendorf, 2900 AAA Court, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Call 563-332-7400 for an appointment.
  • Boone: Boone County Hospital, 1015 Union Street, Boone, IA 50036. Second Tuesday of the month, call 515-432-3140 for an appointment.
  • Cedar Rapids: Cedar Rapids Fire Department, 713 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Call 319-286-5166 to schedule.
  • Chariton: Lucas County Health Center, 1200 N. 7th Street, Chariton, IA 50049. Call 641-774-3232 for hours.
  • Coralville: Coralville Police Department, 1503 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241, Call 319-248-1800 for appointment.
  • Corning: Alegent Health Family Home Care, 703 Rosary Drive, Corning, IA 50841. Call 641-322-6385 for hours.
  • Creston: MATURA Action Corporation, 203 W. Adams Street, Creston, IA 50801. Call 641-782-8431 for details.
  • Dubuque: Dubuque Child Passenger Safety Coalition, 3450 Center Grove Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003. Inspections take place on the third Saturday of each month; please call 563-556-3281 for appointment.
  • Eldora: Greenbelt Home Care, 1506 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627. Call 641-939-8444 for an appointment.
  • Eldridge: Medic Emergency Medical Services – Eldridge ADM Station, 100 S. 14th Avenue, Eldridge, IA 52748. Call 563-323-6806 for appointment.
  • Graettinger: Palo Alto County Ambulance Service, 401 N. Lincoln Avenue, Graettinger, IA 51342. Call 712-859-3193 for schedule.
  • Greenfield: Adair County Health System, 609 S.E. Kent Street, Greenfield, IA 50849. Call 641-743-2123 for hours.
  • Guttenberg: HAWC Partnerships for Children, 222 N. River Park Drive, Guttenberg, IA 52052. Please call 563-419-0717.
  • Hampton: Franklin County Public Health, 1341 Olive Avenue, Hampton, IA 50441. Call 641-456-5837 for an appointment.
  • Hiawatha: Safe Kids – Linn County Buick GMC Cadillac of North Cedar Rapids, 1020 N. Center Point Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233. Inspections take place on the second Thursday of each month; call 319-310-7328 for an appointment.
  • Indianola: Indianola Fire Department, 110 N. 1st Street, Indianola, IA 50125. Call 515-961-9405 for hours.
  • Indianola: Warren County Health Services, 301 N. Buxton Street, Indianola, IA 50125. Call 515-961-1074 for an appointment.
  • Iowa City: Safe Kids, Johnson County, 500 E. Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245. Call 319-358-2767 for appointment.
  • Iowa City: Iowa City Police Department, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240. Call 319-356-5275 for appointment
  • Lake City: Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, 1301 W. Main Street, Lake City, IA 51449. Please call 712-464-3171 for appointment.
  • Knoxville: Knoxville Hospital, 1002 S. Lincoln Street, Knoxville, IA 50138. Call 614-842-1517 for an appointment.
  • Mason City: 721 S. Monroe Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401. Inspections take place on the third Saturday of the month; call 641-421-3000 for hours.
  • Monona: Northeast Iowa Community Action Early Head Start, 107 W. Center Street, Monona, IA 52159. For an appointment, please call 563-539-2502 x 104.
  • Mount Pleasant: Henry County Health Center, 401 S. White Street, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Call 319-385-6588 to schedule.
  • Osage: Osage Police Department, 432 Main Street, Osage, IA 50461. Call 641-732-3777 or 641-732-4483 for times.
  • Sioux City: Sioux City Fire Department, 601 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA 51101. Call 712-279-6377 to schedule your appointment.
  • Sumner: Sumner Emergency Medical Services, 901 W. 1st Street, Sumner, IA 50674. Call 563-578-8888 to schedule an appointment.
  • Washington: Washington County Ambulance/Love Our Kids, 1120 N. 8th Avenue, Washington, IA 52353. Call 319-653-2047 for hours.
  • Waverly: Waverly Health Center, 312 9th Street SW, Waverly, IA 50677. Call 319-483-1361 for times.
  • West Burlington: Safe Kids, 200 S. Gear Avenue, West Burlington, IA 52655. Please call 319-754-5602 or 319-753-8293 for appointment
  • Urbandale: Bob Brown Chevrolet, 3600 111th St, Urbandale, IA 50322. Inspections take place on the first Thursday of every month; call 515-241-6293 for an appointment.

A car seat check could save a child’s life. Hupy an Abraham urges you to share this information with other parents in Iowa.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham