Community Health Screenings

See more information about blood pressure checks, lead screening, pediatric hearing & vision screenings, hemoglobin checks, and TB screening tests.
Community Health Screenings
Blood Pressure Checks - Find out about scheduling a free blood pressure check
Schedule an Appointment

Anyone interested in having their blood pressure checked can schedule an appointment by calling (970) 668-9161. There is no fee for this service.
Lead Screening - Get your child's blood checked for lead levels
Lead Levels

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one million U.S. children have elevated lead levels in their blood. The only way to know for sure if your child has been exposed to lead is with a blood test. A lead screening is conducted by a Public Health nurse with a simple finger prick. The test measures the amount of lead in the blood.

Schedule a Lead Screening

Call (970) 668-9161 to schedule a lead screening.  Children under the age of 18, that are uninsured and underinsured are eligible for a blood lead screening through Summit County Public Health.
Pediatric Hearing & Vision Screenings - View five important points that support the need for early childhood hearing and vision screening
Summit County Public Health provides in-person pediatric hearing and vision screening. Appointments for screening can be made by calling Summit County Public Health at (970) 668-9161. 

Early diagnosis and appropriate intervention is key to normal development. If you are concerned about your child’s hearing or vision, we encourage you to take advantage of our free screenings or connect with an eye care or hearing provider.

Hearing Resources for Families

Vision Resources for Families

Importance of Childhood Hearing and Vision Screening

There are five reasons why early childhood hearing and vision screening are important:

  1. Hearing and vision problems are not uncommon.
  2. Hearing and vision problems can have major impacts on a child’s development, especially in the first years of life.
  3. Early identification and intervention minimize the effects of a hearing or vision deficiency on a child’s development.
  4. Hearing screening is a quick and effective first step in the process of identifying normal hearing or the need for further evaluation.
  5. Hearing and vision screening may identify conditions that require medical attention.
When are Children due for Hearing and Vision screenings?

Hearing: The AAP recommends a newborn hearing screening, and then children should be screened again at ages 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10. Additional screenings are recommended between ages 11-14, 15-17, and 18-21--or any time there is a concern.

Vision: The AAP recommends that vision screening start around age 3 and occur each year at ages 4, 5, and 6. After that, screening should occur at ages 8, 10, 12, and 15. Additional screenings are recommended anytime there is a concern.
Hemoglobin Checks - Get your child's hemoglobin level checked by a nurse
Hemoglobin Levels in the Blood

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends anemia screening with a hemoglobin blood test for all infants at 12 months of age. Additional screening between the ages of 1 and 5 years is suggested for patients at risk. Risk factors for developing anemia include feeding problems, poor growth, and special healthcare needs. If you have specific concerns regarding anemia and your child, we recommend consultation with your child's health care provider.

Schedule a Hemoglobin Check

Call (970) 668-9161 to schedule a hemoglobin check.
Tuberculosis Screening Tests - Learn more about screening tests for Tuberculosis
Screening Tests

TB screening is used to look for TB in a skin or blood sample. There are two types of tests for TB infection: the TB skin test and the TB blood test. Factors in selecting which test to use include the reason for testing, test availability, and cost. 

TB Skin Test

The TB skin test is also called the Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST). A TB skin test requires two visits with a nurse, 48-72 hours apart. The test is administered with a needle between the layers of skin and the result depends on the size of the raised, hard area or swelling at the injection site.

TB Blood Test

Two TB blood tests are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are available in the United States: The QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) and the T-SPOT®.TB test (T-Spot). A nurse will draw your blood and send it to a laboratory for analysis and results. TB blood tests only require one appointment with a nurse.

To schedule a visit with a nurse for a tuberculosis screening test and to learn about applicable fees, please call (970) 668-9161.