Healthy Homes Program
Children’s Mercy Hospital Asthma Program – If you live in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and have a child that is suffering from asthma, you may want to contact Children’s Mercy Hospital at 816-960-8919 or go to their website at…
If your child’s asthma is made worse by environmental conditions in the home, Children’s Mercy can conduct a free inspection and provide healthy homes counseling. When there is some kind of condition in the home that is triggering the asthma, such as moldy carpeting and water issues, Children’s Mercy will contact Westside Housing and we will abate the problem.
Lead Safe KC and the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program –
Exposure to lead can cause:
- Brain damage
- Speech delay
- Kidney problems, even death.
Lead can be found in:
- Chipping paint and dust
- Dirt outside
- Jewelry and other products inside
- Cosmetics – Make-up
To get tested you or your child tested for lead poisoning contact:
Kansas City Health Department at: (816) 513-6048 to schedule an appointment to be tested.
Once scheduled, you will come to:
2400 Troost Ave., Suite 3400
Kansas City, MO 64108
Mondays – Fridays: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (except holidays).
The Health Department can also send licensed lead inspectors to test your home for lead paint.
For more information, call the Health Department at (816) 513-6048 or visit their website at: https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/health/lead-poisoning-testing-children-and-homes-for-lead