BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Massachusetts state law requires that all children under age 8 and less than 57 inches tall be properly fastened and secured in a federally approved car seat or booster seat. Boston Medical Center recognizes and uses the CDC’s Child Passenger Safety recommendations. Boston Medical Center requires all newborns leaving the hospital have an appropriate car seat prior to discharge home.

The Division of Trauma partners with the Public Safety Office to provide child safety seat installation and inspection free of charge. Public Safety officers are trained CPSTs (Child Passenger Safety Technicians) who have been certified in correct installation of child safety seats and are re-certified every two years.

  • Secure children in appropriate child restraint systems
  • Install child restraint systems in multiple types of vehicles
  • Educate others on how to correctly install child restraint systems in vehicles and how to properly restrain children in motor vehicles
  • Organize, coordinate or assist at inspection stations and checkup events

If you would like to schedule a car seat installation, please call Public Safety at 617.414.4444.

For more information about this program, please contact the Director of Injury Prevention, Lisa Allee, LICSW at: 617.414.8007.

Child Car Seat Safety Resources

Explore these sites to see what car seat will be best for you!

Below are some resources for car seat education and installation other than BMC, or call Boston EMS at 617.343.6891.

Life Saving Facts About Car Seat Safety