Toxicology & Poisoning

Medical Toxicology at Yale New Haven Children's provides emergency and elective consultations for children and adolescents with both acute and chronic poisonings. The Center for Children's Environmental Toxicology houses the Hospital's Lead Poisoning Regional Treatment program, which provides outpatient diagnostic evaluation, ambulatory treatment and hospitalization when necessary.

Lead Poisoning and Regional Treatment Center

The Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Lead Poisoning and Regional Treatment Center is a medical treatment and social service program that provides comprehensive care to lead poisoned children and their families. One of two regional treatment centers in Connecticut, our integrated approach is carried out through educational efforts and initiatives at the local, regional and state levels.


The Lead Clinic team offers the following services:

  • Case management, including inpatient and outpatient treatment provided by social workers and pediatricians
  • Lead screening and follow-up of identified children, including outreach and home visits
  • Social work intervention to help families find safe affordable housing and to assist with other psychosocial needs
  • Educational resources are available through the Yale New Haven Children's Lead Poisoning and Regional Treatment Center. Individual speakers, as well as teams of professionals, are available to provide presentations to groups interested in childhood lead poisoning. Telephone consultations regarding questions about lead poisoning are also provided upon request

The Lead Clinic meets monthly at the Pediatric Specialty Clinic of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Patients may be seen for consultation or enroll for ongoing care and management.

For more information

The Yale New Haven Lead Program and Regional Treatment Center is committed to enhancing community education about lead poisoning and promoting prevention activities and has several publications available upon request, including: At Risk for Lead Poisoning? Find Out What You Need to Know to Keep Your Child Unleaded Keep the Promise: Learn About Lead (Spanish or English educational videos are available for a nominal donation).