For the rest of December and all of January, parents can take their children to KāMIN Health - Crown Heights Urgent Care, located at 555 Lefferts Ave., for a free test. The office is open between 4-11 p.m. on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sundays and from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays.
Free lead testing for children is especially important now because of the public health hazard NYCHA caused by filing false paperwork on lead inspections for four years. We have to mobilize as a community to ensue families get the information they need. This free lead testing program will help parents make informed decisions about their children’s health.
Thanks to our dedicated partners, Kāmin Health Crown Heights Urgent Care and Empire City Laboratories. Lead poisoning can affect the development of the brain and nervous system, and it’s possible that a child won’t show any symptoms. The easiest way to find out if they are sick is through a blood test. Please see our flyer (PDF) for further details. Parents should also know they can call 311 to learn about City resources available.
We must act now to keep all our children healthy!