Hearing and vision screening is offered to children throughout Genesee County by technicians trained by Michigan Department of Community Health. Standardized training guidelines are used throughout the state. Ongoing workshops, updates and reviews of technician competence provide quality assurance by state-appointed evaluators.
Pre-school children are screened in a variety of community settings, as well as, in walk-in clinics at the Burton Health Center. School-age screenings are conducted in schools during the school year by appointment and on a walk-in basis year round. All students in kindergarten are screened for vision and hearing either at pre-school, kindergarten round-ups or during the school year. Effort is made to help parents complete vision screening prior to school entry or before the November 1st reporting deadline, required by the State statute. During the school year, students are screened for vision in grades 1, 3, and 5 at their school’s location. Students can also be tested before entering the seventh grade. Ninth grade is also tested in conjunction with driver’s education. These screenings can be completed at one of our Third Friday Clinics located at theBurtonHealthCenter. Hearing screening is conducted in grades kindergarten, 2 and 4. Students may be referred for school screening by teachers or parents.
Screening services are offered on selected Fridays at theBurtonHealthCenter, located at G-3373 South Saginaw Street, Burton. Although it is a walk-in clinic, parents are encouraged to call 810-257-3193 for information and appointments.
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