Michigan Hearing & Vision Screening Program

Hearing Laughter. Seeing Smiles. Michigan provides hearing and vision screening FREE of charge to all children in collaboration with local departments of health and school districts. If your child is in school, the screenings begin in kindergarten. If your child is not enrolled in a formal school setting, they can receive the screening at your local health department.

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Children enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to a comprehensive array of preventive and ameliorative care through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Beyond the indecipherable acronym, EPSDT is a critically important benefit that is broadly recognized as the definitive standard for children. This website provides a fact sheet on how EPSDT is working for kids and continues to be updated.

Baby’s First Test Mobile App

The Baby's First Test mobile app serves as a quick reference guide for health professionals, state public health programs, families, and any other individuals or groups looking for the latest newborn screening information at their fingertips. The mobile app allows users to easily search for condition-specific information, including causes, treatment, and family experiences, as well as review newborn screening information in their state, including conditions found on each state's newborn screening panel. By saving users most common searches, the mobile app allows users to navigate and search with ease, giving busy professionals and families the right information at the right time without any of the hassle.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
website provides a broad range of health information, including information on hearing screening and medical devices, a resource guide and directory of organizations. The website also provides information for researchers, including funding.

Michigan Biotrust for Health

The BioTrust is a program to oversee our state's stored blood spots and their use in health research. After newborn screening is performed at the state laboratory, any unused blood spots (including parts of blood spots) are stored indefinitely (forever) unless a parent or grown child (18 years or older) opts-out. Please explore this website to learn more!

Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

The Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers assistance to people with visual impairment and blindness. The organization provides low vision services, rehabilitation, education, and vision aids. Low Vision Clinics are located in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Ludington.