Need a Bicycle Helmet? BMC offers low cost helmets through the Play Safe Campaign

Boston Medical Center works in collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Play Safe Campaign to provide low cost helmets to the people of Boston.

Helmets can be purchased at the Boston Medical Center Gift Shop in the Menino Lobby for $5.00. The gift shop hours are Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.

We encourage everyone to measure head circumference prior to purchasing their helmets to ensure the proper fit.  For information on how to measure, click here.

For more information about this program, please contact: 617.414.8007
 

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Did you know?

  • The most effective way to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is to provide helmets and insist that children wear them every time they ride a bike, in-line skate, skateboard, or scooter.
  • Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.
  • Massachusetts law requires any person under 17 years old to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, a skateboard, a scooter, or in-line skating.

 

 

Source: Boston Public Health Commission

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