The Lead Clinic is the medical component of the Boston Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, a joint initiative by the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. The Lead Clinic offers a full range of clinical, environmental and educational services for the families of children who have been lead poisoned.
The clinic is staffed by a physician with three decades of experience with lead poisoning, a social worker, a case coordinator, outreach educators fluent in many of the languages spoken by our families and housing inspectors. All aspects of the medical, environmental, social, developmental and educational issues faced by these families are offered in this one service and coordinated by this program's staff. The care of clinic patients is shared with the child's primary care pediatrician to the extent possible.