Blood Lead Testing

The Blood Lead Testing Program at the SCDPH targets children 1 through 5 years of age.

Tests are usually recommended for children at 1 and 2 years of age. This age-group is most vulnerable due to the child’s developmental stage—crawling and putting items in their mouth.

Michigan policy requires that all Medicaid-covered children be tested for blood lead at 12 and 24 months of age.  In addition, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates that if a Medicaid-covered child is between the ages of 36 and 72 months of age and has not previously been tested for blood lead, the child must be tested.

The Blood Lead Testing Program is free of charge and is offered through WIC Clinics located at:

  • Saginaw County Department of Public Health
    1600 North Michigan Avenue
    Saginaw, MI  48602
    Room 502 
     
  • Birch Run Health Center
    8425 Main Street
    Birch Run, MI  48415 
     
  • St. Charles Health Center
    120 North Vine Street
    St. Charles, MI  48655

Please call 989-758-3733 for further information regarding:

  • Lead testing
  • Scheduling an appointment

Links:

Blood Lead Levels in Children Fact Sheet