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    Newborn Screening Unit
    Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347


    Fax: 512-776-7125
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 7726

    tehdi@dshs.texas.gov


Resources for Health Care Providers

Reporting Testing Results

All screening and diagnostic test results must be reported to TEHDI (Texas Health and Safety Chapter 47 and Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Chapter 37, Subchapter S) through the Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention management information system (TEHDI MIS). All results must be reported into the TEHDI MIS. New MIS users are provided with training on best practices. For information on how to obtain a username, password and schedule system training, call Oz Systems at (866) 427-5768. Then select option 3.

 Providers can also fax results to TEHDI using the following reporting forms: 

Facility Certification Requirements

The Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) program certifies facilities with newborn hearing screening programs according to the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Safety Code certification criteria and best practices protocols.  

Renewal of certification is conducted bi- annually in January and July and is based on standards measuring the facility’s performance against national and state performance averages.

There are four levels of certification: Preliminary (a new program), Provisional, Standard and Distinguished. Read more about the newborn hearing screening program protocols and certification (PDF).

View list of distinguished facilities (PDF).




 

Last updated May 9, 2022