Mobile COVID-19 testing is coming to additional Chatham-Kent communities starting July 9th.
The drive-thru swabbing clinic will roll into the Tilbury Arena on Thursday, July 9th and Friday, July 10th from 10AM to 6PM each day.
The following week, the clinic moves to the Blenheim Memorial Arena on Thursday, July 16th and Friday, July 17th from 10 to 6.
Thamesville will host a mobile clinic at the Thamesville Area Central School on Thursday, July 23rd and Friday, July 24th from 10 to 6.
The mobile drive-thru clinics are done in partnership between the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA), Chatham-Kent EMS, CK Public Health, Family Health Teams (Chatham-Kent, Thamesview and Tilbury) and the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres
Anyone who believes they require a COVID-19 swab test can go to one of these clinics and receive a test. This testing initiative will also be available to residents who do not arrive in a vehicle.
The mobile drive-thru COVID-19 clinics will operate as follows:
– The clinics will take place in the parking lots of each specified venue. No appointment is needed.
– Signage will direct patients upon arrival for both those who arrive in vehicles and those who do not.
– A staff member will register you while you are in your car. Please bring a valid Ontario health card.
– The health care team will perform the COVID-19 swab test while you are in your car; please remain in your car after you register to receive a test.
– Patients will be sent home with information on self-isolation and how to view their test results online. CK Public Health will call ALL patients who are swabbed at these clinics regardless of their results.
– If heat warnings are in effect on clinic days, out of precaution, please do not bring children and frail adults in cars who are not being tested, as well as pets.
– Additional COVID-19 clinics will take place in Wheatley and Dresden. The public will be notified of these clinic details once they are confirmed.
The initial clinics in Wallaceburg saw 436 residents swabbed between June 11 and 13th.
“After our successful drive-thru clinics in Wallaceburg, we are pleased to bring COVID-19 testing to more communities throughout Chatham-Kent,” said Lori Marshall, President and CEO, CKHA. “Since the pandemic was declared, our highly collaborative partnerships within the local health system have ensured that we remain vigilant in protecting our vulnerable populations and the wider community.”
To view a map of the Chatham-Kent COVID-19 Mobile Assessment Clinics, click here.
Anyone with questions about COVID-19 are advised to visit CK Public Health’s website at http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19, call CK Public Health’s COVID-19 intake line at 519.355.1071 x1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.