COVID vaccinations, testing services relocated to Emergency Operations Facility in Ada

This article appeared in the September 2021 edition of the Chickasaw Times

ADA, Okla. - The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health (CNDH) has moved all testing and vaccinations to the Emergency Operations Facility at 1300 Cradduck Road in Ada.

Hours of operation have been extended to increase availability to Chickasaw citizens and the community. Drive-thru testing is offered from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vaccinations are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours of operations at other CNDH satellite clinics in Ardmore, Purcell and Tishomingo are extended to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drive-thru locations are identified on the scheduling website. All locations are open Monday-Friday.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no cost, regardless of tribal affiliation, at sites in Ada, Ardmore, Tishomingo and Purcell. To schedule an appointment, visit

To schedule an appointment for testing, visit

CNDH leadership stresses the importance of getting vaccinated. And, it is important to be tested at the first onset of any symptoms including congestion, runny nose, headache, cough, fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, body aches and new loss of taste or smell.

Updated guidelines from CNDH leadership and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone over the age of 2 wear masks when outside their households, and continue to maintain responsible distancing from others.