Contact: Scott Turske
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 08, 2021
Macomb County Health Department Announces Free Hearing And Vision Screenings
The Macomb County Health Department is currently offering free hearing and vision screenings for children age 3-18 years old who live or attend school in Macomb County.
Although all children are encouraged to get screened, Michigan law requires hearing and vision screening prior to starting kindergarten. If your child will be starting school for the 2021-2022 school year and has not been screened, call (586) 412-5945 to make an appointment at one of the screening locations within Macomb County. Appointments are required.
“Hearing and vision difficulties can hamper a child’s ability to read, pay attention, follow directions, and ultimately learn,” said Andrew Cox, Director/Health Officer of the Macomb County Health Department, “These screenings can play an important role in helping identify these difficulties, and perhaps more importantly, lay the groundwork for proactive solutions that promote learning.”
Hearing and vision screenings will be administered by health department hearing and vision technicians who have been trained by the State of Michigan.
For more information, visit https://health.macombgov.org/Health-Programs-HPP-HearingVision.
About the Macomb County Health Department
In partnership with the communities we serve, the mission of the Macomb County Health Department is to protect the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Macomb County. We pursue our mission by providing a wide range of programs and services that are delivered by Environmental Health Services, Family Health Services, Community Health Planning and Promotion, and our Disease Prevention and Control program. For more information, visit: https://health.macombgov.org/Health-Home.
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