As more information becomes available about the mismanagement of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Milwaukee and lack of notification, I am encouraging my constituents to get their children tested for lead exposure and utilize the resources listed below.

The rate of lead poisoning among children in Wisconsin is nearly equal to Flint, Michigan. In Wisconsin, 4.6% of children under the age of 6 who were tested had lead poisoning; Flint, Michigan’s rate was 4.9%. There are often no signs or symptoms of lead exposure. The only way to know if your child has been exposed to lead is to get a blood lead test.

For help finding your child’s previous lead test results and if additional testing may be necessary, contact your regular medical provider or clinic or visit one of the City of Milwaukee Health Department Walk-In Clinics. Free blood lead testing will be available to children age 7 or younger and will be recommended to children who meet medical guidelines for testing.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department can provide you with:

  •  A review of your child’s lead testing history by a public health nurse

  • Information on preventing lead exposure and lead paint abatement services 

  • Free drinking water filter certified to remove lead (if your home has a lead service line) 

A schedule of Walk-In Clinic hours and locations is below. For the most up to-date schedule or questions, please call (414) 286-8800, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Walk-In Clinic Locations Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Kennan Health Center
3200 N 36th St.
8 - 11 am 
Northwest Health Center
7630 W Mill Rd. 
3 - 6 pm
Southside Health Center
1639 S 23rd St. 
3 - 6 pm 1 - 4 pm

  • To read the Milwaukee City Health Department Notice, click here.

  • To read the Milwaukee City Health Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Report, click here.
  • For more information on lead poisoning prevention, visit

Do You Qualify for a Free Drinking Water Filter?

A limited supply of free drinking water filter starter kits are available for eligible families through community-based organizations including the Social Development Commission, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, and area Women, Infant and Children (WIC) programs.

If you live in the city of Milwaukee and cannot afford a filter, you may be eligible for a free drinking water filter starter kit while supplies last.

To be eligible for a one-time, free drinking water filter starter kit, you must:

  1. Be a city of Milwaukee resident.

  2. Live in a home with a lead service line. Find out if you have a lead service line by looking up your address here or by calling Milwaukee Water Works Customer Service at (414) 286-2830.

  3. And have at least one of the following in the home: A child under age 6, pregnant or breastfeeding woman, or woman who may become pregnant.

    For more information, call the City of Milwaukee Health Department at (414) 286-3521 or visit their website.  

Local Community Health Centers

  • Progressive Community Health Centers
    (414) 935-8000 |


    3522 W. Lisbon Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    Hillside Family Health Center
    1452 N. 7th St., 2nd Floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53205

    1218 W. Kilbourn Ave., Suite 124
    Milwaukee, WI 53233

  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
    (414) 672-1353 |


    1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr.
    Milwaukee, WI 53204

    2906 S. 20th St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    309 E. North Street
    Waukesha, WI 53188
    (262) 408-2530 

  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.


    MLK Heritage Health Center
    2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    (414) 372-8080

    Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center
    8200 W. Silver Spring Drive
    Milwaukee, WI 53218
    (414) 760-3900 

  • Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
    (414) 383-9526 |


    930 W. Historic Mitchell St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53204 


  • Outreach Community Health Centers
    (414) 727-6320 |


    210 W. Capitol Dr.
    Milwaukee, WI 53212



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