Tama County Public Health & Home Care

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Prevention and Control Program

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Program

v     Provides lead poisoning screening to children ages six and under.


v     Provides medical and environmental case management for children ages six and under who have been identified with lead poisoning


v     Conduct follow-up inspections of the children's homes


v     Regulates the removal of lead from the home

Lead Screening Clinics locations

Clinics are held the in conjunction with Child Wellness Screening and WIC/Immunization Clinics on:


First and Second Thursdays and the Third Monday of each month - 8:30 3:30

St. Paul Lutheran Church (South entrance)

700 Harmon Street

Tama, Iowa


Third Monday of each month - 8:00 12:00 Noon

United Presbyterian Church (South entrance)

307 Walnut

Traer, Iowa


Other times are available by making an appointment. You may call (641) 484-4788 or

1-866-484-4788 and ask for Joyce or Pam.




The lead poisoning program screening is FREE for children at high risk, up to six years old. If a funding source is available, we will attempt to bill that source.


For more information on lead, by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, click on the following link: http://www.epa.gov/lead