Childhood Hearing and Vision

The goal of the Childhood Hearing and Vision program is to promote the eye and ear health of our children through early identification, prevention, treatment, and health education. Vision and hearing screenings are provided to all school-aged children through their schools, free of charge. These screenings help us to identify children with potential hearing or vision concerns and assist them in finding help.

 Home-schooled children and pre-schoolers are also eligible but parents/guardians must contact our program directly via our [Hours & Locations] page.

Calhoun County Public Health Department technicians will be available to screen children at most of the county’s Kindergarten Round-ups, hosted at the schools. Children who receive their required screening at that time will not need to be seen in the office over the summer.

 Parents/physicians if you are in need of a referral form, please see the links below. Our ability to provide an efficient and helpful service depends on our records being kept up to date through the return of these forms.

Referral form for Hearing Screening           Referral form for Vision Screening

According to the State of Michigan, Public Health Code, Act 368, all children registered for the first day of school must present to school officials a certificate of vision testing or screening or statement of exemption. Screenings may be administered by a Calhoun County Public Health Department technician, a licensed medical or osteopathic physician, or a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist. One vision screening or exam must be performed between age three and the first day of Kindergarten.

The Childhood Hearing and Vision program is funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Supported by the Battle Creek Host Lions Club.

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