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:

Age Friendly Coordinator

Dental Assistants

Dental Hygienists

Family Home Visitors

Planning & Evaluation Specialist

Program Secretaries

Public Health Dietitians

Public Health Educators

Public Health Inspectors

Public Health Nurses

Public Health Nutritionist

Registered Nurses

Student Nutrition Program Coordinator

Tobacco Enforcement Officer

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 Joe Faas (Chair)

Councillor Brock McGregor

Councillor Carmen McGregor

Councillor Bob Myers

Ron Carnahan

Noreen Blake

Sharon Pfaff

Public Health Unit Management

Medical Officer of Health – Dr. W. David Colby Director,

Public Health – Teresa Bendo

Epidemiologists – Laura Zettler, Stanley Ing

Chief Nursing Officer,

Program Manager, Infant and Child Health – Marnie Van Vlymen

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 – Chris Sherman

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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