Hearing and vision greatly impact your child’s ability to succeed in school. Undiagnosed hearing problems may impact a child’s ability to pay attention or follow directions, while undiagnosed vision problems may affect a child’s ability to read and learn.
The health department is offering free Vision and Hearing Screenings for children entering Pre-school, Kindergarten, or home schooling, at our office locations on the following dates:
- Hancock–August 26th & 27th
- L’Anse–August 28th
- Ontonagon–August 29th
- Bessemer–August 25, 27, 28
While other community organizations provide free vision screening services, only those screenings provided by your local health department or a licensed eye care practitioner meet the Public Health Code criteria for preschool or school-age screening.
To schedule an appointment to have your child screened in Baraga, Houghton/Keweenaw, or Ontonagon counties, please contact Carol Maki at 482-7382 x.171.
To schedule an appointment to have your child screened in Gogebic county, please contact DeAnna Schwartz at 667-0200.
Please visit our Hearing and Vision Screening Program page for more information about available services.