Transporting your child to medical appointments is your job. Plan ahead whenever you can. Arrange for transportation to medical appointments before your scheduled appointments. If you cannot get there by yourself or with the help of family or friends, there are resources that may help.

You can learn about transportation resources from:

  • Your child's care coordinator or case manager
  • A case manager at your child's health plan
  • Community service organizations in your area (for example, Knights of Columbus and Handikids)

Tips: Using Public Transportation

Car Seat Safety

To keep your baby and young child safe, always use a child safety seat (car seat). A safety seat can only protect your child if you use it correctly. To make sure you install the car seat correctly, follow the directions that come with it, or call 800-CAR-SAFE or 617-624-5992 (TTY).

A child with special health needs may need a special, adapted car seat depending on the condition or diagnosis. Ask your child's primary care provider (PCP) about the kind of car seat your child needs. You can find information about special car seats in the Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment section of the Family TIES Resource Directory.

Tip: Call your local police or fire department to find out if your town has a car seat safety program. There may be a professional who can help you install your child's car seat in your car.


This information is provided by the Division of Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.