Hearing and Vision Screening

for Preschool and School Aged Children

Our state trained and certified technicians provide free vision screening services to children in preschool and in grades kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades. Free hearing screening is done for preschool children and those in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade. Other children may be screened at teacher/parent request as well as free screenings for any child who is home schooled at any age. Any child not passing the initial and/or rescreening process is referred back to the parent for further medical evaluation by a doctor or medical professional. Referrals to other health department or community programs assist with this process and any subsequent treatment is also available.

For more information or to set up a screening appointment for eligible school age children please call:


Application Process: None. Preschool and school-aged children, including those that are home-schooled, can receive hearing and vision screenings by appointment through the local health department. In addition, our technicians provide screening in the local charter, private and public K-12 schools during the school year.
Documents Required: None.
Fees: Paid by the local school district, when applicable. For those 3 – 6 years of age with Medicaid coverage, your insurance will be billed.
Payment Method: See "fees" above. 
Hours: Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon; 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Languages: English, Interpreters are available – please notify us in advance if you need this service.
Service Area: Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, Roscommon Counties.

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(989) 773-5921

The mission of the Central Michigan District Health Department is to promote health & physical well-being by providing preventive health care, education, & environmental safety to all members of the community.

The vision of the Central Michigan District Health Department is to become recognized by the public as the local advocate in promoting, assessing and safeguarding public health and the environment.

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