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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Possible Risk factors
  • Does your child live in or regularly visit any residence or child care center built before 1978?
  • Does your child have a sibling or playmate who has had lead poisoning?
  • Does your child frequently come in contact with an adult who works in an industry or has a hobby using lead (battery factory, steel smelter, or stained glass)?
  • Is your child a recent immigrant or a member of a minority group?
  • Does anyone in your family use ethnic or folk remedies or cosmetics?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, a blood lead test is necessary. Remember, lead poisoning is a preventable disease.

In the event of an elevated lead level, case management is initiated and follow up is done by the nurse / case manager.

Tests are done at the Valparaiso and Portage offices Monday through Friday during office hours:
  • For the Valparaiso office call 219-465-3525
  • For the Portage office call 219-759-8239

Contact Us
M. L. Stamp, M.D.
Porter County Health Officer

Letty Zepeda, BS, MPA

Valparaiso Office:
Porter County Administration Center
155 Indiana Ave.
Suite 104
Valparaiso, IN  46383
Ph: 219-465-3525
Fax: 219-465-3531

Portage Medical Annex
3610 Willowcreek Rd
Suite 2
Portage, IN  46368
Ph: 219-759-8239
Fax: 219-759-3901

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

No Vital Records Service available at the Portage office between 12pm - 1pm