Hearing and vision screening is offered to children throughout Genesee County by technicians trained by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 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, walk-in clinics at the Health Department’s Burton Branch. School-age screenings are conducted in schools during the school year. All students in kindergarten are screened for vision and hearing either at pre-school, kindergarten round-ups or during the school year. An effort is made to help parents complete vision screening prior to school entry or before the November 1st reporting deadline, as required by State law.
During the school year, students are screened for vision in grades 1, 3, and 5 at their school’s location. Students may be screened for vision during their seventh grade year in the school or during one of our walk-in clinics. Ninth grade is also tested in conjunction with driver’s education. These screenings can be completed at one of our Friday Clinics located at our Burton Branch. Hearing screening is conducted in grades kindergarten, 2 and 4. Students may be referred for additional school screening by teachers or parents.
Screening services are offered on selected Fridays at our Burton Branch, 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.
Click here for a list of screenings at the Health Department’s Burton Branch.
Click here for a list of Kindergarten Preparedness screenings.
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