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Jackson residents offered lead testing for children

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health announces that children’s lead testing will be available 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 is a press release. 

This service is only provided for children 6 months to 5 years old who regularly consume water from the City of Jackson water system.

Lead testing will be covered by Medicaid, MS CAN (Magnolia and United) and CHIP.

If the child is not covered by the above, the fee for testing will be $30.00.

Check, cash or credit card are accepted.

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.

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