• Officials & Departments
  • Online Services
  • Courts & Sheriff
  • County Parks
  • Property Resources
  • Documents Forms

Department of Public Health

Hearing and Vision Services

Hearing & Vision Concerns | Kindergarten Entrance Clinics | School Screenings | Your Hearing & Vision Team

Hearing & Vision Concerns

An undiagnosed hearing or vision problem may impact your child's ability to develop and learn. And, because of the specialized equipment and trained technicians of the Department of Public Health, even infants can be screened for hearing and vision impairments!

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 the 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 Department of Public Health location of your choice to schedule a free screening. The earlier a problem is identified, the sooner it may be corrected and permanent damage may be prevented!

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. An undiagnosed hearing or vision problem can prevent your child from learning, harming them academically and socially. In addition, the screening is required by the Michigan Public Health Code. Preschool hearing and vision clinics are provided at no cost and are available by appointment only. Please call your local office for an appointment.

Grand Haven
(616) 846-8360

Holland
(616) 396-5266

Hudsonville
(616) 669-0040

Hearing & Vision Screening Flyer

School Screenings

Hearing and vision screenings are one of the "silent" functions of your Department of Public Health. Unless your child has been referred for follow-up, you may not even realize the screenings we are providing at your child's school. In the school settings, hearing is screened during Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade. Vision is screened in 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, and 9th grade or in conjunction with driver's education. If your child is home schooled, screenings are available by calling the Ottawa County Department of Public Health nearest you. There is no need to wait until the screening year if you have a concern about your child's hearing or vision. Please call us right away. The earlier a problem is identified, the sooner it may be corrected and permanent damage may be prevented!

Your Hearing & Vision Team

(left to right): Mary Hamstra, Janine Chittenden, Monique Carey, Sandy Boven (Manager), Esther Arizola, Jennifer L Ridenbaugh and Sylvia Wion



12251 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 396-5266
FAX: (616) 393-5643
Clinic FAX: (616) 393-5659
Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Social Media Sites Policy

Other Locations

Grand Haven
1207 South Beechtree Street
Suite B
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 846-8360
Fax: (616) 844-1778
Monday: 8am-5pm
Monday: 5pm-6pm
by appointment only
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Friday: by appointment only
Closed: 12pm-1pm

Hudsonville
3100 Port Sheldon Road
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-0040
FAX: (616) 669-3039
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm