Lead Center Children and Teens Home and Utilities

Westbay is one of four Certified Lead Centers designated by the RI Department of Health. Westbay provides lead-related services to Kent County, Washington County, and Cranston.

Programs and Services

Outreach and Education

The Lead Center provides community outreach and education about lead-related issues. Westbay’s case managers can make home visits to assess for lead hazards and/or provide education to families with children under six years of age with no referral.

Assessment

The Lead Center offers free in-home lead assessments to any property owner, landlord, or tenant worried about lead paint hazards. Assessments are especially important for households with young children and for those who are planning to renovate.

Case Management

The Lead Center provides non-medical case management for families of children with lead poisoning. Case managers help families coordinate medical care, developmental screenings, and nutritional counseling. They can also offer assistance with housing inspections or relocation.

The program is open to families with a child with a blood lead level of 5 μg/dL (micrograms per deciliter) or higher. A referral from the RI Department of Health is required.

Additional Information

Find other lead centers and additional information for parents at the RI Department of Health.