July 17, 2012
Batavia, Ohio. For more than 25 years, the Clermont County General Health District has offered free vision and hearing services to children through the Ohio Department of Health Medical Specialty Clinic program. Each year, approximately 200 children from Clermont and surrounding counties were seen by pediatric eye specialists in the vision clinics and nearly 50 children from the same areas were evaluated by pediatric physicians, speech therapists, and audiologists in the hearing clinics. Regretfully, the Clermont Health District was recently notified that the Ohio Department of Health would no longer be able to fund the clinics. The clinic services ended on June 30, 2012.
Health District Nursing Division staff are working with families who received services in the clinics to locate new vision and hearing health care providers. Fortunately, there are several providers in the area. Many of the providers are located at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center downtown, and at the Anderson location. For help in finding a vision or hearing specialist for your child, please contact your health insurance company for a provider list or contact the Nursing Division at 735-8400 for additional information.
For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Assistant Rebecca Kimble at (513) 732-7597 or by e-mail, rkimble@ clermontcountyohio.gov.