Lead Program

Lead Program

The goal of the Ogle County Health Department is to provide assistance for case management services, education and outreach through training and community intervention. The primary objective is to eliminate the incidence of childhood lead poisoning. Ogle County Health Department provides capillary and venous lead testing for $15 at both Oregon and Rochelle locations. See hours of operation below.

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Even low levels of lead exposure can cause health problems in young children including:

  • Attention deficit
  • Behavior problems
  • Learning difficulties
  • Decreased IQ

Long-term exposure can damage the brain, kidneys, and bone marrow.

Symptoms of lead poisoning include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Seizures
  • Anemia
  • At lower levels of lead many children do not show any symptoms

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

Below are links to helpful information.

     EPA Lead Information and Resources
     Lead Poisoning Prevention
     Sources of Lead Exposure
     Blood Lead Levels in Children
     Lead Poisoning Prevention Act

OCHD Locations & Hours of Operation
Main Office:
907 Pines Road
Oregon, Illinois 61061
Call Call (815) 562-6976 ext 2284
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Branch Office: Se habla Español
510 Lincoln Highway
Rochelle, Illinois 61068
Call Call (815) 562-6976 ext 3170
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Fridays.