Services altered as CK remembers

Several Chatham-Kent services will be changing Friday in honor of Memorial Day.

City offices and most services will be closed on Friday.

Residents who rely on public transit to travel will still be able to use Ride CK services as usual – they will operate as normal on November 11.

There will be no changes to trash and recycling collection services for the week of November 11, and transfer stations will be open during normal hours.

The Chatham-Kent Museum, as well as the Blenheim Gables Reese Swirling Pool and the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool, opened on Friday. However, all Chatham-Kent Library branches will be closed.

The Health and Family Services Building will be closed on November 11, including the Office of Employment and Social Services, Housing Services, Child Care, Early Childhood and Public Health. Public Health King Street will also be closed. Basic after-hours public health services are available by calling 1-866-446-8207.

Several Chatham-Kent Health Alliance services will also be making changes on Memorial Day.

Not all outpatient diagnostic tests will be available Friday, but the units will be staffed to meet hospital and emergency needs.

Ambulatory Nursing Services, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Preoperative Screening Services, Diabetes Education Center, TIA and CAD Clinics, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Outpatient Laboratory Services, Health Records and Patient Appointment Offices will be closed Friday with Chatham-Kent Mental Health and Addiction Program Clinic and RAAM Clinic. Anyone who needs help with a mental health crisis is advised to call the crisis line at 1-866-299-7447 or go to the nearest emergency room. For inquiries about homeless emergencies, please call the After Hours Homeless Response Line at 519-354-6628.

Elston Pharmacy at Chatham Site will be closed on Friday, as will the business office and cashier’s office.

The COVID-19 Assessment Center at 10 Chatham Avenue will be open on Memorial Day.

As always, emergency departments in Chatham and Wallaceburg will remain open 24 hours a day, with police, fire and ambulance services available 24/7 by calling 911.

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