High lead levels found in Newark schools water

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The Newark school district has hired water-testing labs to collect samples of water in all school building. Newark schools showing lead levels above the federal threshold have been ordered to shut off all water fountains and kitchen faucets.

In an effort to assist with the lead screening in Newark schools, we encourage parents to call to make an appointment with NCHC Pediatrics Providers.

There has been a total of 134 lead screenings across all our health centers as of April 28th, 2016. We provide quality care, lab testing, and follow up care.

We at Newark Community Health Centers understand that this is a very trying time for families in our communities. We are extending out services to help guide and navigate our patients every step of the way. Please contact us at 800.994.NCHC (6242) to make an appointment today. Walk-Ins are welcomed!