About the CKPHU

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit – Working Together to Build a Healthy Community!

We provide programs and services to the citizens of Chatham-Kent in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards. These programs are provincially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, Ministry of Child and Youth, Health Canada, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and are brought to you by a qualified team of professionals including:

Dental Assistants
Dental Hygienists
Family Home Visitors
Nurse Practitioner
Program Secretaries
Public Health Dietitians
Public Health Educators
Public Health Inspectors
Public Health Nurses
Registered Nurses
C-K Student Nutrition Coordinator
Youth Engagement Coordinator

Medical Officer of Health
Dr. David Colby, MSc., MD, FRCP(C)

The Medical Officer of Health has the legislated responsibility to protect the health and well being of individuals and the community and to provide medical direction for clinical services and reports directly to the Chatham-Kent Board of Health.

The Medical Officer of Health provides medical direction and ensures that the mandatory public health program standards are in compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

To contact Dr. Colby, please call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.352.7270 or by email at Ckhealth@chatham-kent.ca.

Board of Health 

Councillor Marjorie Crew
Councillor Brian King (Chair)
Councillor Joe Faas
Councillor Bob Myers
Ron Carnahan
Noreen Black
Sharon Pfaff

Public Health Unit Management

Medical Officer of Health – Dr. W. David Colby
Director, Public Health – Dr. April Rietdyk
Epidemiologist – Laura Zettler
Chief Nursing Officer – Kelly Farrugia
Program Manager, Environmental Health – Rosemarie Arndt
Program Manager, Clinic Services – Stacy Rybansky
Program Manager, Clinic Services – Betty Schepens
Program Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention – Carina Rodgers
Program Manager, Infant and Child Health – Marnie Van Vlymen
Privacy Officer – Dr. April Rietdyk
Administrative Assistant – Heather Bakker

Contact Us At:

435 Grand Avenue West
P.O. Box 1136
Chatham ON  N7M 5L8

Tel: 519.352.7270
Fax: 519.352.2166

Clinic Services

177 King Street East, Suite 2
Chatham ON  N7M 3N1

Tel: 519.355.1071
Fax: 519.355.0848

Email: Ckhealth@chatham-kent.ca

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