School Vision and Hearing Clinics
The Hearing and Vision School
Screening program offers free, periodic
screenings in the schools as part of the Public
Health Code and this is done by technicians
trained by the Michigan Department of Community
Health and provided by the local health
Screenings are scheduled
with the schools by the Community Health Agency
technicians. Screening dates are available by
calling your child’s school. In addition,
information is sent home with each child at the
beginning of the school year. This gives parents
an opportunity to share information about
hearing and vision concerns and ongoing care.
Typically, vision screenings are conducted in
grades preschool, kindergarten, 1,3,5,7,9 or
Drivers Ed. Hearing screenings are conducted at
grades preschool, kindergarten, 2,4, and for any
parent or teacher who has a concern.
Screenings can be done in other grades if there
is a concern from parents and/or teachers.
Parents whose children do
not pass a screening are sent a letter and
encouraged to take them to a doctor for a
complete evaluation. Hearing and vision problems
detected and corrected early can prevent
permanent damage and learning disabilities.
About 10% of children screened require referral
for evaluation by a doctor. Some may not need
treatment, but like going to the dentist for a
check up, no treatment needed is the best news!
For more information:
|Branch & Hillsdale Counties
|| 517-279-9561 ext. 0110#
St. Joseph County
269-273-2161 x 0209#