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Health screening programs for babies

The first years of a baby's life are a time of amazing growth and change.

During this time, it's important to begin health screening at specific ages and stages of a young child's life. Screenings identify potential problems with growth, hearing, social-emotional development, oral health, and other issues.

Diagnosis and preventive treatment early in life is the best way to ensure children will be successful when they are ready to enter the first grade.

Babies First!

Babies First! is a nurse home visiting program for families with babies and young children up to age 5. Nurses visit you and your baby at home.

Learn more about Babies First!

Newborn Blood Spot Screening

The Northwest Regional Newborn Screening Program screens newborns for endocrine, hemoglobin, cystic fibrosis and metabolic conditions and identifies those who need immediate treatment.

Learn more about newborn blood spot screening

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Goals: Screen newborns for a possible hearing loss by 1 month of age, identify congenital hearing loss by 3 months of age and enroll infants in appropriate early intervention by 6 months of age.

Find a hearing screening facility

Early Childhood Developmental Screening

A developmental screening tool is a list of questions that give a general idea of how a child is learning, growing and meeting developmental milestones.

Resources for parents