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Posted on: July 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Schedule Mandatory Hearing and Vision Screenings for Kids Entering Preschool & Kindergarten

Hearing and Vision Newsflash

All children starting kindergarten or preschool must have their hearing and vision tested before starting school. The Washtenaw County Health Department offers free office appointments throughout the summer.

Appointments are currently available on the following dates and times. Call 734-544-6786 to schedule your appointment.

  • July 18, 2019 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 8, 2019 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 14, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • August 15, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These dates were last updated July 2. Call 734-544-6786 to check availability and make your appointment.

Undiagnosed hearing and vision problems may interfere with development. Early detection and treatment of hearing and vision problems can help children succeed in school.

Hearing and vision screening is required by the Michigan Public Health Code. Parents will be asked for proof of screening before their children enter kindergarten or head start. Once a child is in school, the Washtenaw County Health Department continues free in-school screenings on a regular basis.

Learn more about the Washtenaw County Health Department Hearing and Vision Program and find a flyer for free office appointments.

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