Lead Poisoning Blood Test Locations in Illinois

Posted on: July 21, 2010

Safe and Healthy Homes

Safe and Healthy Homes is a primary prevention partnership linking parents and resources in an effort to abate lead hazards before toddlers begin crawling and exploring the home environment.  Safe and Healthy Homes is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Raising children who have been lead poisoned requires patience and hard work. Caretakers need to know where to go for help for help and support for a child’s health and educational needs.

The Illinois Department of Public Health identified zip code areas in which children are considered at greatest risk for lead poisoning due to the age of housing stock and income levels. Children who live in high-risk zip codes are required to have a blood test at certain ages to determine whether they are lead poisoned. Additionally, all children with siblings who have elevated blood lead levels should have a blood test.

In Illinois the cost for a blood test is included for children covered by Illinois Medicaid/All Kids.

All Kids

Health benefits and All Kids help line:
1-866-ALL-KIDS or 1-866-255-5437
TTY 1-877-204-1012

Listing of Blood Testing and Risk Assessment Resources in Illinois by County

Cook County

Chicago- John Stroger Hospital of Cook County
1901 W. Harrison
(312)864-6000
http://www.cchil.org
Provides blood tests for lead poisoning but tests are not free. Medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted.

Evanston- Evanston Health and Human Services Department
Evanston Civic Center
2100 Ridge
Evanston, IL 60202
(847)866-2951

Oak Park- West Suburban Hospital
3 Erie Ct.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708)383-6200
http://www.ocshealth.org
Tests are performed at the hospital but must be ordered by a doctor, and the hospital will send test out for results. Bring insurance information.

Skokie- Skokie Health Department
5127 Oakton, St.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847)933-8252
http://www.skokie.org/health
Provides blood tests for lead for $18; free for individuals with a Medicaid card.

Stickney- Stickney Public Health Department
http://stickneypublichealthdistrict.org

DuPage County

Screening is only provided by private physicians

Kane County

 

Aurora- Kane County Health Department
1330 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630)897-1124
http://kanehealth.com
Conducts blood tests for lead; free for individuals with a Medicaid card.

Elgin- Kane County Public Health Center
113 S. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
(630)695-0848
http://kanehealth.com
Conducts blood tests for lead; free for individuals with a Medicaid card.

Kankakee County

Kankakee- Kankakee County Health Department
2930 W. Station St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815)937-3560
http://www.kankakeehealth.org
Conducts blood tests for lead for $19.00.

Lake County

Waukegan- Lake County Health Department
2400 Belvidere Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847)377-8400
Provides blood tests for lead for $43, but only $4 with Medicaid card. There is a sliding scale fee for individuals without Medicaid card, but with proof of income.

Macon County

Decatur- Macon County Health Department
1221 E. Condit St.
Decatur, IL 62521
(217)423-6988
http://www.maconcountyhealth.org
Provides blood tests for lead for free for individuals with Medicaid card or proof of income at 185% or poverty level. Private insurance blood tests for lead are provided for $30.

Peoria County

Peoria- Peoria County Health Department
2116 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
(309)679-6068
http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd
Blood tests for lead are provided for free for individuals with a Medicaid card. Tests cost $15.00 otherwise.

Rock Island County

Rock Island- Rock Island County Health Department
2112 25th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
http://www.co.rock-island.il.us/health
Blood tests for lead are provided for free with WUC appointment. Sliding scale fees apply otherwise.

St. Clair County

Belleville- St. Clair County Health Department
19 Public Square, Suite 150
Belleville, IL 62220
(618)233-6175; extension: 4468
http://health.co.st-clair.il.us
Blood tests for lead are provided for free for individuals with a Medicaid card.

Sangamon County

Springfield- Sangamon County Public Health Clinic
2501 N. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62702
(217)535-3102
http://www.scdph.org
Blood tests for lead are provided for free is WIC eligible of for individuals with a Medicaid card. The cost for a blood test is $28.00 otherwise.

Springfield- Springfield Department of Public Health
1415 E. Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62703
(217)789-2182
Blood tests for lead are provided for free for children at 185% of the poverty level. Otherwise, the cost is $38.00.

Stephenson County

Freeport- Stephenson County Health Department
10 W. Linden St.
Freeport, IL 61032
(815)235-8360
http://www.co.stephenson.il.us/health
Blood tests for lead are provided for free for individuals that qualify for the WIC program.

Vermilion County

Danville- Vermilion County Health Department
200 South College St., Suite A
Danville, IL 61832
(217)431-2662
http://www.vchd.org
Blood tests for lead are provided for free for individuals with a Medicaid card. The cost is $30.00 for individuals with private insurance.

Will County

Joliet- Will County Health Department Lead Testing
501 Ella Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433
(815)727-8480
http://www.willcountyhealth.org
Blood tests for lead are provided for free for residents of Will County. A sliding scale fee is charged for non-residents.

Winnebago County

Rockford- Winnebago County Health Department
401 Division St.
Rockford, IL 61104
(815)720-4000
http://www.wchd.org
Blood tests for lead and provided for free for individuals with a Medicaid card. Otherwise, the cost is $10.00.

For more information about lead poisoning prevention and the Safe and Healthy Homes Project, please contact:

Jennie Pinkwater
Director, Prevention Projects
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
312/733-1026, ext 213
Fax: 312/733-1791
jpinkwater@illinoisaap.com

 

 

Aurora- Kane County Health Department
1330 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630)897-1124
http://kanehealth.com
Conducts blood tests for lead; free for individuals with a Medicaid card.

Elgin- Kane County Public Health Center
113 S. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
(630)695-0848
http://kanehealth.com
Conducts blood tests for lead; free for individuals with a Medicaid card.