School Readiness

Hearing and Vision Screenings

District Health Department #10 state-trained technicians provide FREE hearing and vision screening services to preschool and school age children. Other children may be screened at teacher/parent request as well as free screenings for any child that is home schooled.

Kindergarten Entrance Clinics

Children must be screened for both hearing and vision at least once between the ages of 3 and 5, before they may enter kindergarten. It is best practice to screen vision 6 months prior to kindergarten entry. The screening is required by the Michigan Public Health Code. An undiagnosed hearing or vision problem can prevent your child from learning. Preschool hearing and vision clinics are provided at no cost and are available by appointment. Please call 888-217-3904 (press 2).

School Screenings

In the school setting, hearing is screened during kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade. Vision is screened in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grade or in conjunction with driver’s education. If your child is home schooled, screenings are available by calling DHD#10 for an appointment at 888-217-3904 (press 2).

Hearing and Vision Concerns

An undiagnosed hearing or vision problem may impact your child’s ability to develop and learn. Your child may be having hearing problems if he/she:

  • Has a history of ear infections or drainage
  • Wants music, video games, or TV loud
  • Misunderstands or often asks to have things repeated

Your child may be having vision problems if he/she:

  • Squints or tilts head to see
  • Has an eye that crosses or wanders when the child is ill or tired
  • Holds objects close to the eyes

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact the health department nearest you. There is no need to wait until the screening year if you have a concern about your child’s hearing or vision. The earlier a problem is identified, the sooner it may be corrected, and permanent damage prevented.

Quicklinks

State of Michigan-Hearing and Vision Website


School, Preschool, & Childcare Immunization and Waiver Information

Vaccination requirements for school, preschool, and childcare entry are implemented to maintain high vaccination coverage and protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases. Before a child can attend childcare, preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade or enroll in a new school district in Michigan, parents or guardians are required to produce documentation that confirms their child has either received all required immunizations or has received at least one dose of each and is in the waiting period to receive subsequent doses at recommended intervals.

If the parent or guardian plans to decline immunizations for their child, either a medical waiver for true vaccine contraindications must be obtained from the child’s healthcare provider or a philosophical or religious waiver must be obtained from a Local Health Department in Michigan through a waiver education session.

DHD#10 provides many scheduled immunization and waiver education clinics prior to the start of the school year. However, we understand that parents have busy schedules. Our public health nurses are able to schedule immunizations or waiver education sessions on non-clinic days and may be able to  accommodate walk-ins if they are in the office.

Contact your local DHD#10 office for a list of upcoming wavier education clinics. Waiver education sessions are a free public service.

Quicklinks

Immunization Waiver Information


Adolescent Health Centers

District Health Department #10 currently supports 5 adolescent health centers in partnerships with Grayling High School, Shelby Middle School, and Cadillac Jr. High/High School, Manton High School, and Mesick Jr./Sr. High School.The clinics offer both mental and physical health care services for adolescents.
Adolescent health centers provide care to anyone age 10-21 who goes to school or resides in the respective county and their infants/young children . Services can be billed to health insurance if applicable, if the client has no insurance the cost of services is based on income.

Find an Adolescent Health Center Near You:

Viking Wellness Center (Crawford County)
Location: Inside Grayling High School
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30am-4pm
Phone: 989-344-3540
Primary care services that are available: treatment for acute and chronic illness and injuries, well child exams/sports physicals, immunizations, STD testing & treatment, pregnancy testing & counseling, health education programming.
Mental Health Services: mental health assessment and diagnosing, risk assessment, individual and family counseling, grief counseling, trauma assessment & treatment, coordination of care, and support groups.

Shelby Adolescent Health Center (Oceana County)
Location: Inside Shelby Middle School
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm and Friday 7:30am-3:00pm
Phone: 231-902-8550
Primary care services that are available: treatment for acute and chronic illness and injuries, well child exams/sports physicals, immunizations, STD testing & treatment, pregnancy testing & counseling, health education programming.
Mental Health Services: mental health assessment and diagnosing, risk assessment, individual and family counseling, grief counseling, trauma assessment & treatment, coordination of care, and support groups.

Wexford Adolescent Wellness Center (Wexford County)
Location: Inside Cadillac Junior High School
Hours: Monday- Thursday 7:45am- 4:00pm & Friday 7:45am-3:00pm (closed for lunch)
Phone: (231)306-4900
Primary care services that are available: treatment for acute and chronic illness and injuries, well child exams/sports physicals, immunizations, STD testing & treatment, pregnancy testing & counseling, health education programming.
Mental Health Services: mental health assessment and diagnosing, risk assessment, individual and family counseling, grief counseling, trauma assessment & treatment, coordination of care, and support groups.

Manton Adolescent Wellness Center (Wexford County)
Location: Inside Manton High School
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm (closed for lunch)
Phone: 231-306-3010
Nursing services that are available include: acute care for illness and injuries, immunizations, STD testing & treatment, pregnancy testing & counseling, referral for care, health education programming.
Mental Health Services: mental health assessment and diagnosing, risk assessment, individual and family counseling, grief counseling, trauma assessment & treatment, coordination of care, and support groups.

Mesick Adolescent Wellness Center (Wexford County)
Location: Inside Mesick High School
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm (closed for lunch)
Phone: 231-876-3805
Nursing services that are available include: acute care for illness and injuries, immunizations, STD testing & treatment, pregnancy testing & counseling, referral for care, health education programming.
Mental Health Services: mental health assessment and diagnosing, risk assessment, individual and family counseling, grief counseling, trauma assessment & treatment, coordination of care, and support groups.

Forms

Health History
Notice of Privacy Brochure
Texting Consent
Adolescent Health Center- Immunization Consent Form
MHSAA Sports Physical Form

Quicklinks

State of Michigan- AHC Website