Pediatric and Family Health

  • We know you worry about your children's health. We want to help local infants, young children and their families maintain a high level of physical health.

  • Fathering in 15™
    Fathering in 15™ is an “online learning experience.” That means:

    • It builds pro-fathering knowledge, attitudes, and skills in an online environment.
    • It engages dads visually and interactively to deliver an enjoyable user experience.
    • It’s “responsive,” which means we designed it for use on any device that you or a dad wants to use (i.e. desktop, tablet, or smartphone).

    To participate please click on the link below.

    ASQ - Ages and Stages Questionnaires

    Ages and Stages Questionnaire
    Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years of age can complete a FREE Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) developmental screening.  It only takes 10 minutes to complete and a developmental screening specialist will follow up with an individualized email to offer support and resources.

    It's as easy as 1,2,3!
    1.  By clicking the link, you confirm that you are a resident of Van Buren County
    2.  Complete the FREE screening for your child (takes about 10 minutes)
    3.  Receive information, useful feedback, support and resources
     Click here to take the ASQ-3 in Spanish"  
    If you have questions, please contact Angela Dickerson, Parent Liaison, at (269) 389-9880 or

    All babies can receive a FREE EYE EXAM in their first year of life.

    The American Optometric Association encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development.

    InfantSEE™ is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists will provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no-cost public health service. 

    Participating doctors found at
    For more information about InfantSEE, call (888) 396-3937 or

    FREE Hearing & Vision Screens for

    Young Children

      FREE Hearing and Vision Screens for  Young Children

    Screenings provided by VBISD Family Links & Lions of Michigan Project Kidsight

    Young children (age 1 to kindergarten entry) can be screened with child-friendly equipment at the PAL Groups.  Screens run 9:45 - 11:00 am and are provided by VBISD Family Links and Lions Project Kidsight.  For upcoming dates go to Calendar.  Or contact VBISD Early Care & Education (269) 539-5214.

    Parent Permission is Required:  Forms available at the group.  Child can be brought by someone else, but the parent or legal guardian must have signed the forms. 
    CLICK HERE for copies of the forms.

    Click here for additional vision & hearing information 

    Preventing Lead Poisoning

    Exposure to lead is a serious health threat.  Preventing lead poisoning before it happens is the best way to keep your family safe.  You can learn ways to protect your family at 


    Community Dental Services 

    These programs offer services to children seniors, patients of Medicaid, low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, individuals with no dental insurance, individuals who are in nursing homes or are home bound, and others in need of dental care they could not otherwise afford.

    Van Buren/ Cass County District Health Department
    Michigan Community Dental Clinics
    Hartford:  57418 CR 681, Hartford, MI 49057   269-621-3143
    Mattawan:  23200 Red Arrow Hwy, Mattawan, MI 49071  
    269-668-6715 or 1-855-668-1200
    Dowagiac:  302 S. Front St., Dowagiac, MI 49047  269-782-0064

    Van Buren County InterCare Community Health Network:  855.869.6900
    Bangor location: 308 Charles Street, Bangor, MI 49013
    Pullman location: 5498 109th Avenue, Pullman, MI 49450
    Emergency services, Exams, X-rays, Cleanings, Fillings, Extractions, Sealants

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program:  269-488-4338
    Appointments are available by calling the KVCC Dental Hygiene Clinic at
    6767 West O Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49003

    Students provide complete dental hygiene care to the general public. The appointments are initially 3 hours in length, allowing time for the students to collect the data necessary to make a complete dental hygiene diagnosis with a treatment plan that fills the client’s dental hygiene needs. The faculty evaluates students during the appointment to assess students’ progress. Depending on your dental hygiene needs, additional appointments may be required.

    Resources from the Michigan Dental Association:

    Michigan Department of Community Health:
    Medicaid:  1-800-975-7630  MIChild:  1-888-988-6300