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The First Five Program provides preventative and health promotion services to children aged 0-5 who do not have a primary care doctor or nurse practitioner.


  • The child is 0-5 years old; AND
  • Does not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner
  • No health card is needed

The First Five Nurse Practitioner and Nurse can provide the following services:

  • Well baby/well child visits
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental screening
  • Nutrition support
  • Assistance with navigating the health care system
  • Referral requests
  • Care for acute illnesses (i.e. infections, coughs, colds, vomiting, rashes, etc)

We do not provide:

  • Care for children 6 years of age or older
  • Care for parents/caregivers
  • Obstetrical/prenatal care

This program will be offered at our Chatham, Wallaceburg and Walpole Island sites. Outreach clinics will be available at satellite locations as needed. Translation services are available for non-English speaking families.

Community partners, parents and/or caregivers of children can refer to the program.

If you have a child who meets eligibility criteria and are interested in the First Five program, please complete the Registration Form below and a member of our team will call you to discuss further.

NOTE: We do not accept referrals for current pregnancies/unborn infants. Please send us a referral after your child is born.

First Five Registration Form

Parent/Guardian Information


Child(ren) Information

Child(ren) Information(Required)
Child's Name
Date of Birth
Parent/guardian consents the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres to contact you to complete the intake form for the First Five program:(Required)

Referrals can be made by phone, fax or e-mail.
Phone: 519-397-5455
Fax: 519-397-5497

Click the button below to download the First Five Referral Form.


First Five Referral Form

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