March 11, 2016
The Mississippi State Department of Health if offering lead testing for children on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice at the Hinds County Health Department located at the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Suite 411. No appointment is needed.
This service is only provided for children 6 months to 5 years old who regularly consume water from the City of Jackson water system.
The cost of lead testing will be covered by Medicaid, MS CAN (Magnolia and United) and CHIP recipients. For children not covered by those programs, lead testing costs $30.
Parents with children 5 years or younger should contact their child's pediatrician or primary care provider to determine whether lead screening may be needed for their children.