New Programs for Children with Lead Poisoning or Asthma


 
Healthy Homes for Healthy Kids
Maryland families with a child exposed to lead may be eligible to have lead hazards removed at no cost if the child:
  • Is 18 years old or younger and lives in Maryland
  • Has a recent blood lead test of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher
  • Is enrolled in OR eligible for Medicaid/CHIP
  • Spends 10 hours or more per week in the place (home, apartment, day care) where the lead exposure happened

To find out more about this program, call the Environmental Health Help Line toll-free at 1-866-703-3266 or email us at: mdh.healthyhomes@maryland.gov

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Case Management
Families in the following counties may be eligible for in-home services to reduce exposures to lead and to asthma triggers, if the child:
  • Is 18 years old or younger and lives in Maryland
  • Has a recent blood lead test of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher, OR moderate to severe asthma (child has frequent asthma attacks or is on a daily long-term controller medication)
  • Is enrolled in OR eligible for Medicaid/MCHP

For more information, see program information for the specific county where the child resides:


To find out more about either of these programs, call the Environmental Health Help Line toll-free at 1-866-703-3266 or email us at:  mdh.healthyhomes@maryland.gov

  • Download a flyer if you have a child with asthma or lead poisoning and want to know more

Resources

​For more information about lead, asthma, or other environmental health topics, call 1-866-703-3266