Blood Lead Testing

The Blood Lead Testing Program at the SCHD 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 Clinic located at:

Saginaw County Health Department
1600 North Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI  48602
Room 502 

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

  • Lead testing
  • Scheduling an appointment