Hearing & Vision Screening
Did you know that it is a Michigan State Law that all children entering Kindergarten need their hearing and vision screened before school starts? This program provides free hearing and vision screenings for pre-school and school-aged children in schools throughout Berrien County. Because they have nothing to compare it to, young children can have hearing and vision problems and never even know it. Children entering school with undiagnosed hearing or vision problems will often have trouble learning, including reading or hearing teachers’ instructions. To avoid these problems and make sure that children entering school are ready to read, listen and learn, it is important that their hearing and vision is screened by a professional before entering kindergarten.
Medicaid Eye Doctors
View a list of eye care providers (PDF) in Berrien County who accept Medicaid health insurance.
Pre school and school-aged children are scheduled for individual preliminary hearing and vision screenings. The Berrien County Health Department provides several options for free public pre-school/Kindergarten screening clinics throughout the spring and summer months. Call 269-926-7121 for more information on upcoming clinic dates.
Due to COVID-19, public hearing and vision screenings will be offered on a limited basis and by appointment only. Please call 269-926-7121 to schedule an appointment for your child’s ears and eyes to be checked.
|Please call for an appointment for any of the following public clinics:|
|BCHD Office Niles - 1205 Front Street||Tuesday, June 23rd||8:30-11:30AM and 1:30-4:00PM|
|BCHD Office Niles - 1205 Front Street||Tuesday, July 14th||8:30-11:30AM and 1:30-4:00PM|
|BCHD Office Benton Harbor - 2149 E. Napier||Wednesday, July 22nd||8:30-11:30AM and 1:30-4:00PM|
|BCHD Office Three Oaks - 21 N. Elm Street||Thursday, July 30th||9:00AM-12:00PM|
|Berrien RESA Berrien Springs - 711 St. Joseph Ave.||Monday, August 3rd||8:30-11:30AM and 1:30-4:00PM|
|BCHD Office Niles - 1205 Front Street||Tuesday, August 18th||8:30-11:30AM and 1:30-4:00PM|
|BCHD Office Benton Harbor - 2149 E. Napier||Tuesday, August 25th||9:00AM-1:00PM and 2:00-6:00PM|
Hearing & Vision
- Young 5s
- First Grade
- Third Grade
- New Students to Michigan
- Fifth Grade
- Seventh Grade
- Ninth Grade
- Benton Harbor Office Technician: 269-926-7121, ext. 5292
- Niles Office Technician: 269-684-2800, ext. 6525