Lead Testing

Baltimore City Health Code mandates the testing of all Baltimore children for lead poisoning at ages 12 and 24 months of age and the reporting of test results to the Baltimore City Health Commissioner.

Testing labs send all results to the Primary Care Provider and any level of 5 ug/dL and above is sent directly to BCHD and MDE.

If you think your child may have been exposed to lead, call your physician and ask them to perform a lead test. If you don’t have a pediatrician, call the Baltimore Health Care Access hotline at 410-649-0500 (Spanish and English speaking). This hotline will assist with insurance and other community health resources.

The following providers offer reduced-cost lead testing:

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Care-A-Van
    Phone: 410-550-5818 for general information (Spanish and English speaking)
    Phone: 410-913-5126 to make an appointment at one of the mobile sites.
  • Baltimore Medical Systems
    Find a list of health centers here. (Spanish and English speaking)

For more information about lead testing, including where you can take your child to be tested, please contact the Case Management Supervisor at (443) 984-2460.