If your child’s blood lead level tests at or above 3.5 ug/dL (micrograms per deciliter), the healthcare provider will notify LHHP. We will contact you to offer services and resources.
Two people will schedule a visit to your home: a health educator and a licensed lead inspector. The health educator will provide information and resources to help you keep your home free of lead dust. The licensed lead inspector will test every painted surface to see where there is lead in your home.
We provide these services free of charge.
Removing lead from your home
You may be eligible for help with removing the lead in your home. This depends on your income, the size of your family, and the scale of the problem. We will work with you to see if you qualify for funding. If you qualify, we will help to coordinate the lead removal.
If we can’t help you remove the lead, we will contact the property owner and make sure they complete the work. Afterwards, we will check that the lead was completely removed.
Asthma and other health issues
If you have a child with asthma, or have other health and safety problems in the home, LHHP can provide information and resources. Call (215) 685-2788 to get more information.
Medical professionals can consult with LHHP’s full-time nurse by calling (215) 685-2788.