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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be open for appointments only. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Lead Poisoning

Program Focus:

The mission of the program is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by educating the public, identifying and caring for lead burdened children, and preventing environmental exposures to lead.

Program Activities:

  • Case management services by Public Health Nurses to include home visits, counseling, assistance in identifying lead hazards in the home, referrals to WIC, CHDP, and other appropriate resources.
  • Home environmental sampling of the paint, soil, and dust by an Environmental Health Specialist
  • Capillary testing training to health care providers, and technical assistance regarding the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health Services screening guidelines.
  • Community outreach and education via presentations and community events participation.
  • Multilingual lead-related educational materials (English & Spanish)

CHDP also oversees the screening and follow-up components of the federally mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program for Medi-Cal eligible children and youth.

Contact Information:

Adriana Ramirez, RN BSN PHN
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Manager

797 W. Main Street, Suite A., El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (442) 265-1895


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