COVID, Cold and Flu clinic in Chatham set to close next week

COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 10 Grand Avenue West in Chatham (Photo courtesy CKHA)

The Chatham-Kent COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic on Grand Avenue in Chatham is closing at the end of the month.

Officials with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) said it is set to close as of April 1 because they are seeing a noticeable drop in the number of people coming through for assessments and treatment.

Since the clinic opened in March 2020 (as the Chatham-Kent COVID-19 Assessment Centre), the clinic has provided more than 115,000 PCR tests and enhanced access to physicians for hundreds of residents in Chatham-Kent.


“The Chatham-Kent COVID, Cold and Flu care clinic… has been a crucial tool for our community in the combat against COVID-19,” said Lori Marshall, President and CEO, CKHA. “While we have now reached a stage of very low spread of the virus in our community, COVID-19 is still prevalent and we urge anyone who feels unwell to continue taking precautions to help limit the spread of respiratory ailments.”

CKHA officials said patients can still receive care for COVID-19 symptoms from their family physician and Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics as well as from primary health providers and walk-in and urgent care clinics.

You can find the most up-to-date testing recommendations and COVID-19 testing locations by clicking here.

If you develop severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, loss of consciousness, or confusion, you should call 911 or go to the emergency department.