Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Healthcare Provider Resources

The Arizona Department of Health Services recognizes that pediatricians have a lot on their plates! The checklist for a well-child visit is staggering, and sometimes screening for lead poisoning is not perceived as a beneficial use of a physician's limited resources. To better equip physicians to incorporate blood lead screening into their practices, ADHS has streamlined our screening and reporting protocol to make this simple test even easier!

Screening recommendations

Targeted Screening Plan

  • ADHS Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Targeted Screening Plan
    ADHS has developed a Targeted Screening Policy based on geographic testing for children who are at higher risk of lead poisoning. Surveillance data is analyzed annually to identify zip codes at greater risk of childhood lead poisoning. ADHS's plan also supports the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for providing universal screening of all children enrolled in Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) services. ADHS believes that the combination of targeted screening by zip code and universal screening for children enrolled in Arizona's Health Care Cost Containment Services (AHCCCS) will result in better identification of children with elevated blood lead levels and cost saving measures for healthcare providers.

Statutes & Rules


Note: Information provided in PDF files.