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Childhood lead poisoning affects thousands of Ohio children each year. The most common source of lead poisoning for children in Ohio is deteriorating lead-based paint and lead dust in homes built before 1978.

The ODH lead program has funding to remove lead paint hazards from homes built before 1978. This program is statewide and available in every Ohio county. The goal is to help protect families with Medicaid-eligible children and/or Medicaid-eligible pregnant women against the dangers of lead paint hazards.

Brief Background

  • ODH and the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) have been provided with State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP) funding for lead paint hazard testing and removal.
  • 9 million dollars have currently been provided for this program. Services are available for as long as funding is available.

How to Enroll

If you answer "yes" to the questions below, you may qualify for the lead paint testing and hazard removal.

  • Was your home built before 1978?
  • Is your child on Medicaid and under 19 years of age? OR Are you pregnant and on Medicaid?

​For more information, contact the Ohio Department of Health at 1-887-532-3723 or 614-644-0220.

You can also contact us by email at melynda.arent@odh.ohio.gov.