Contact Information
Office Phone 519-352-7270
Fax 519-352-2166
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Primary Contact Caress Lee Carpenter, Community Outreach and Public Relations Officer; Phone: 519-352-7270 ext 2487 * 519-350-2831; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit focus is on the health and well-being of the whole community. Programs and services are focused primarily in 4 domains: Social Determinants of Health; Healthy Behaviours: Healthy Communities; and Population health Assessment. 
Public Health is about promoting health, preventing disease and improving mental and social well-being and quality of life for the entire community. 
For information on the programs listed below, or access to other health information, including education, counselling and recommendations to appropriate community resources contact Public Health Intake lines @ 519-352-7270 or clinic services @ 519-355-1071. 
*The following programs are managed out of or available at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit - Main site at 435 Grand Ave. West, phone 519-352-7270 Fax 519-352-2166 
-Infant and Child Health Services - Healthy Babies, Healthy Children; Breastfeeding support, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder support group, As Parent & Baby Grows, baby Weigh-in and Developmental Clinics, KinderSTARt preschool screening, NutriSTEP, Building Healthy Babies, many additional programs and services from birth to 6 years (contact 519-352-7270 ext. 2903 for specific program details)  
-Youth, student nutrition program, heart health, physical activity, healthy weights, health eating, smoking, UV radiation, alcohol and substance misuse, road safety, healthy family dynamics.  
-Adult Health - Smoking cessation, Tobacco enforcement, flu, reproductive health, parenting, healthy family dynamics, heart health, physical activity, healthy weights, health eating, smoking, UV radiation, alcohol and substance misuse, road safety 
Environmental Health Program:  
• Food Safety – Inspections, Investigations, Recalls, Education, Complaints 
• Safe Water – Drinking water, Recreational water, Inspections, Investigations, Boil water advisories, Drinking water advisories, Education, Complaints, Beach Water Testing 
• Health Hazard – Inspections, Investigations, Education, Complaints, Extreme weather, Radon, Air quality, Personal service settings, Emerging health issues 
• Rabies Control – Animal bite investigations, Post-Exposure anti-rabies treatment,  
• Vector Borne Diseases – Surveillance, management, complaints, education, (Lyme, West Nile Virus, Zika) 
• Electronic Cigarette Act – Inspections, Investigations, Education, Complaints, Youth access surveillance 
For further information: 
Use this link:  
*The following programs are managed out of or available at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit Clinic Services location at 177 King St East, Suite 2 phone 519 355-1071, fax 519 355-0848 
*Control of TB, *Vaccine Preventable Disease and Vaccine Education Program, *Cold Chain Inspections, *Flu Campaign, *Communicable Disease follow-up, *Infectious diseases, (Travel Health clinic by appointment only - 1-888-426-6165) 
Sexual Health programs and services in Chatham and outreach sites in Wallaceburg, Blenheim, Tilbury and Ridgetown are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL and include: 
*-Birth Control information - low cost birth control, condoms 
*-Emergency Contraceptive pills - (morning after pill, PlanB) 
*-Pregnancy testing with options counseling 
*-STI testing and treatment 
*-HIV and Blood borne infection testing - (anonymous HIV testing available at Chatham site) 
*-Counseling - Healthy relationships, decision making and more 
*-Educational resources and speakers available by request to community groups and schools. 
Access to services provided by Registered Nurses at all sites (Doctor clinics at Chatham site only) 
Some walk-in services available, appointments may be required, please call for more information 
*-Dental - Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years old and under from low-income households. 
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including: 
• check-ups 
• cleaning 
• fillings (for a cavity) 
• x-rays 
• scaling  
• tooth extraction 
• urgent or emergency dental care (including treatment of a child’s toothache or tooth pain)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Eligibility varies depending upon program * Call for more information
Application Walk-in * Appointments are required for clinics and certain programs * Call for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Municipal health unit provides a complete range of Public Health programs to residents of Chatham-Kent. Our CK Public Health Vision reads- Everyone in Chatham-Kent has the opportunity to reach their full potential for health and well-being.
Primary Executive Teresa Bendo, Director
Alternate Executive April Rietdyk, General Manager, Community Human Services/CEO
Funding Regional / Municipal - 25% ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 75%
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
435 Grand Ave W, 2nd Fl
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
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Intersection Grand Ave W and Courthouse Lane
Mailing Address c/o Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit 
Box 1136 
Chatham, ON 
Canada N7M 5L8
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance - ramps ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Designated Parking; ramp; automatic doors; designated washroom; accessible elevator

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