Family Health

Maternal Child Health Program

Public Health Nurses make home visits to provide comprehensive health care services to eligible pregnant women, new parents, infants, and children. Nurses also provide health education on such topics as prenatal care, growth, and development of the children, nutrition, safety, etc.

Call 518-270-2642 for more information on the Maternal Child Health Program.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Services provided by this program depend on the blood lead level of your child. Please refer to the following table:

Blood Lead LevelAvailable Services
Less than 14 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (mcg/dL)A packet of information will be sent to you
15 to 19 mcg/dLCase management, home visits, and environmental assessment
More than 20 mcg/dLCase management, home visits, and environmental assessment of your home


How to Get Your Child Tested

At ages 1 and 2, your child should be tested for lead. Lead testing can be done through your child's doctor. If you do not have insurance, testing is available through the Rensselaer County Health Department. Call 518-270-2642 for more information or Lead Poisoning Prevention Program services.

For more information about lead poisoning prevention, visit the NY State Department of Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention page.