COVID test centre moving

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Beginning July 1, Chatham-Kent’s COVID-19 testing centre will be located at 10 Grand Ave. West in Chatham.

The move follows a decrease in demand for testing, according to a media release from the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

Since October 2020, the assessment centre has been housed at the St. Clair College HealthPlex, which will now return to its original use as a gymnasium.

The new testing site is located in the 7-11 plaza at the corner of Grand Ave. and St. Clair Street. It has been redesigned to safely accommodate patients for testing.

Hospital officials ask that individuals who require a COVID-19 test use the online booking tool at www.assessmentbooking.ca.

People without access to technology are asked to call 519-436-2556. The testing centre will continue to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Patients are asked to bring their health cards and a list of medication.

Officials also remind people who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms after hours, to avoid going to the hospital’s emergency department and return home to await a test appointment.

When booking members of a family, each must register individually.

 

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