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Now Making Appointments for Free School Readiness Exams

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Early screening for health and development challenges is an important step to successful learning. That’s why health and education community partners from all around Tillamook County have worked together for more than 40 years to offer the annual Multi-modular Preschool Exams program to all children ages 3 to 6 years who live in Tillamook County.

This year’s exams will take place April 24 to 26, 2013, at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. To make an appointment for this free service, families are asked to call the number most convenient for them: (503)-815-2292, (503)-368-2292 or (503)-965-2292.

Last year, 250 children received screening in twelve health and development areas including vision, dental, speech, motor skills and behavioral development. Referrals were made for follow up with professional providers in 207 identified areas of concern. The value of screening services provided per child is more than $1,000 each.

Community partnerships, generous in-kind and financial donations, along with more than 100 volunteers make it possible to offer these services free of charge to our community’s young children to help ensure they begin school as ready to learn as possible.

Tillamook Hospital is honored to be a leader of this community-wide project, which can only be accomplished through the support and involvement of so many local and regional partners, including all three school districts, the NW Regional Education Service District, Head Start Centers in Tillamook County, Tillamook Bay Child Care Center, the Tillamook County Health Department, Tillamook Vision Center, OHSU and more.