Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. at Grant Street is offering FREE Lead Testing for children 6 months to 6 years of age. Testing will be provided at 2915 Grant Street, Monday – Friday, 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 12pm.
Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. wants to increased testing and health literacy regarding the risks of lead exposure, the associated health consequences and the remediation options available to affected families at no cost.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDHC), the highest risk group for effects of lead poisoning are those ages 6 to 72 months. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recommends that all children living in the zip codes: 68102, 68104, 68105, 68106, 68107, 68108, 78110, 681211, 68112, 68131, and 68132 be tested for lead poisoning at 12 and 24 months.
To make an appointment call (402) 451-3553.