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Our Programs and Services

Somerset West Community Health Centre offers a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of our community. We offer services in Primary Care, Health Promotion, Families and Children, Mental Health and Addictions as well as Chronic Disease Management. A number of our programs are offered on an ongoing basis while others are seasonal or short-term. Please click any of the categories below to explore our current programs and services.

Community

  • African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) HIV Prevention
    Outreach and capacity building around HIV prevention in African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ottawa. Community developers provide prevention resources and educational materials and lead... SEE MORE

    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) HIV Prevention

    Outreach and capacity building around HIV prevention in African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ottawa. Community developers provide prevention resources and educational materials and lead workshops, seminars, and advocacy initiatives to increase HIV awareness in the community. 

    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) HIV Prevention Program Brochure

    For more information |  Call 613-238-8210 ext. 2291

    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Community Health Symposium

    The African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Community Health Symposium brings together organizations and groups that work with ACB communities to work towards the development of a formal network to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of family-centred, culturally competent health services for the ACB community in Ottawa.  The following is a short video on the 2013 ACB Health Symposium.

  • Chair Fitness Exercise Class
    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.  All ages welcome, drop in! Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Rosemount... SEE MORE

    Chair Fitness Exercise Class

    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.  All ages welcome, drop in!

    Wednesdays

    1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210


    This class is offered in partnership with the Champlain CCAC and Family Physiotherapy Centres.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Craving Change
    Feel out of control when you eat?  Often eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad?  Learn to change your thinking and eating habits! This 4-week workshop will help you: Understand why you eat the... SEE MORE

    Craving Change

    Feel out of control when you eat?  Often eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad?  Learn to change your thinking and eating habits!

    This 4-week workshop will help you:

    • Understand why you eat the way you do
    • Better manage emotional eating habits

    Tuesdays, November 7 to 28, 2017

    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To register |  Call 613-238-8210 and ask for Bonnie (ext. 2352) or Carmen (ext. 5117)

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Dental Screening
    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include ... SEE MORE

    Dental Screening

    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment.

    2nd Friday of the month

    9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. & 1:00  4:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220


    This service is provided by Ottawa Public Health (OPH).  For more info, contact OPH at 613-580-6744 to speak with a Public Health Nurse or e-mail healthsante@ottawa.ca.

     

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Good Food Box
    Boxes of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables grown close to home and delivered to the Eccles Branch once a month.  Order your Good Food Box online or in-person at the... SEE MORE

    Good Food Box

    Boxes of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables grown close to home and delivered to the Eccles Branch once a month.  Order your Good Food Box online or in-person at the Eccles Branch!  Boxes of produce are available in the following sizes:

    • Fruit bag – $5
    • Small box – $10
    • Medium box – $15
    • Large box – $20
    • Organic box – $25

    Order deadline |  First Friday of the month

    Pickup |  Third Wednesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Eccles Branch

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210 or visit ottawagoodfoodbox.ca

    How to Order

    Visit ottawagoodfoodbox.ca or drop by 55 Eccles St. (cash only).

    2017 Order and Delivery Dates

       Order Date  Delivery Date

     June

     Friday, June 9

     Wednesday, June 21

     July

     Friday, July 7

     Wednesday, July 19

     August 

     Friday, August 4

     Wednesday, August 16

     September

     Friday, September 8

     Wednesday, September 20

     October

     Friday, October 6

     Wednesday, October 18

     November

     Friday, November 3

     Wednesday, November 15

     December

     Friday, December 1

     Wednesday, December 13

     

     


    The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit, community-based initiative bringing neighbours together to buy a variety of delicious and nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices. The goal is to purchase food that is in season and is grown as close to home as possible. Working as a large buying club with centralized buying and coordination, the Good Food Box is open to everyone – no membership fees!

    For more information, visit ottawagoodfoodbox.ca or contact Meagan Ann Gordon at 613-238-8210.

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Good Food Market
    A community market that sells produce at great value, right in our neighbourhood!  Cash only.  When |  First Thursday of the month, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please check back for upcoming dates! Where |  ... SEE MORE

    Good Food Market

    A community market that sells produce at great value, right in our neighbourhood!  Cash only. 

    When |  First Thursday of the month, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Please check back for upcoming dates!

    Where |  280 Rochester St.

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210


    Good Food Markets are community, non-profit markets in Ottawa that sell a variety of high quality fruits, vegetables and dried goods at great value. Visit www.gfmottawa.ca to learn more.

  • MarketMobile
    The MarketMobile is a city-wide grocery store on wheels!  It rolls into Hintonburg every week to sell fresh fruits, vegetables and dried goods at... SEE MORE

    MarketMobile

    The MarketMobile is a city-wide grocery store on wheels!  It rolls into Hintonburg every week to sell fresh fruits, vegetables and dried goods at affordable prices - usually 40% less than retail grocery stores.

    The market accepts cash only.  Make sure to bring your own bags!

    When |  Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Where |  Laroche Park Field House (51 Stonehurst Ave.)

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210


    The MarketMobile was created by community health centres in Ottawa to give neighbourhoods access to healthy and affordable food. 

    Somerset West Community Health Centre coordinates the Laroche Park site of MarketMobile.

     

    Locations: Laroche Park Field House
  • Mechanicsville Innovation Garden
    The Mechanicsville Innovation Garden (MIG) is a welcoming community garden in the Mechanicsville neighbourhood of Ottawa.   Located at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (next to Laroche Park),... SEE MORE

    Mechanicsville Innovation Garden

    The Mechanicsville Innovation Garden (MIG) is a welcoming community garden in the Mechanicsville neighbourhood of Ottawa.  

    Located at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (next to Laroche Park), the garden is a shared community space where people from Mechanicsville can come to learn about gardening and plant, weed, and water.  Unlike most community gardens that are plot-based, MIG is a collective plot where planting is done together and anyone can harvest from any part of the garden.  The goal is to involve the community to bring fresh produce back to Mechanicsville, a neighbourhood considered to be a “food desert” because it isn't served by a major grocery store and it's hard to find healthy affordable food year round. 

    To get involved |  Contact Dayna at 613-238-8210 ext. 2382 or dmcinnis@swchc.on.ca

    To learn the latest |  Visit MIG's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MIGOttawa


    The Mechanicsville Innovation Garden is possible thanks to generous contributions from the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, the Mechanicsville Community Association, Just Food, the City of Ottawa and the Parkdale Food Centre.

  • NESI – Needle Exchange & Safer Inhalation
    NESI offers harm reduction services for people who use drugs, including safer inhalation and injection supplies, collection and disposal of used equipment, and peer support in a non-judgmental... SEE MORE

    NESI – Needle Exchange & Safer Inhalation

    NESI offers harm reduction services for people who use drugs, including safer inhalation and injection supplies, collection and disposal of used equipment, and peer support in a non-judgmental environment.

    Stop by the NESI drop-in room at the Eccles Branch or call the NESI van to have supplies delivered! 

    NESI Drop-In Room

    Located at the Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    Monday — Friday* |  9:00 a.m. – noon & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    *Thursday |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    NESI Van

    Call 613-761-0003

    Monday — Saturday |  5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

    No service on Sunday

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210 or 613-761-0003

    Out of My Tears, art by a NESI client

    Out of My Tears, GIF by a NESI client
    "This is how I work with my trauma: I let it all flow out, and then, I rise up from my grief, and begin another day anew, cleansed by those same tears." - Christian

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Rochester Heights Community House

    Rochester Heights Community House

    Located at 299 Rochester Street, the Rochester Heights Community House offers a variety of educational, recreational, and social programs for residents of the Rochester Heights neighbourhood. 

    Free programming includes after-school programs for children, community kitchens for adults, and summer camps and leadership programs for youth.  Through programming and one-on-one support, we empower people to develop leadership and practical life skills to improve their health and well-being.  We listen, suggest community resources and services, and identify unmet community needs and advocate for them.

    Drop-in Hours

    Monday & Wednesday |  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Tuesday & Friday |  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    For more info |  Call 613-237-6529 or drop by the Community House (299 Rochester Street)

    Locations: Rochester Heights Community House
  • The Place to Be Drop-In
    Need to get out of the house?  Join us at the Place to Be, a drop-in program for adults who want to have fun, develop friendships, and connect with counsellors! Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.... SEE MORE

    The Place to Be Drop-In

    Need to get out of the house?  Join us at the Place to Be, a drop-in program for adults who want to have fun, develop friendships, and connect with counsellors!

    Thursday

    3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    For more info |  Call Todd at 613-238-8210 ext. 2332

     

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Vietnamese Drop-In
    Buổi gặp mặt hàng tuần vào ngày thứ Sáu từ 1:00 giờ đến 3:30 chiều để trao đổi kiến thức và học hỏi lẫn nhau. Xin liên lạc với  Cô Thu (Karen) hoặc Cô Tâm số điện thoại 613-238-8210.

    Vietnamese Drop-In

    Buổi gặp mặt hàng tuần vào ngày thứ Sáu từ 1:00 giờ đến 3:30 chiều để trao đổi kiến thức và học hỏi lẫn nhau. Xin liên lạc với  Cô Thu (Karen) hoặc Cô Tâm số điện thoại 613-238-8210.

Exercise

  • Chair Fitness Exercise Class
    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.  All ages welcome, drop in! Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Rosemount... SEE MORE

    Chair Fitness Exercise Class

    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.  All ages welcome, drop in!

    Wednesdays

    1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210


    This class is offered in partnership with the Champlain CCAC and Family Physiotherapy Centres.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • COPD & Chronic Disease Fitness Class
    A free, drop-in exercise class for people with COPD or any other chronic disease.  Get moving in a safe, appropriate, and easily accessible environment! Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.... SEE MORE

    COPD & Chronic Disease Fitness Class

    A free, drop-in exercise class for people with COPD or any other chronic disease.  Get moving in a safe, appropriate, and easily accessible environment!

    Wednesdays

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    This class is offered by Family Physio and all instructors are trained in CPR and the Heart Wise Exercise program of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

    For more info |  Call Michelle at 613-238-1220 ext. 2379

     

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Tai chi and Qigong
    This class is intended for people living with a chronic disease in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area who are new to Tai chi and Qigong. Combining... SEE MORE

    Tai chi and Qigong

    This class is intended for people living with a chronic disease in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area who are new to Tai chi and Qigong.

    Combining meditation and movement to improve and maintain health, Tai chi and Qigong consists of a series of movements done either very slowly or quickly to help move the body's chi. The benefits of Tai chi and Qigong include: 

    • reduced pain and stiffness
    • improved mood
    • enhanced immune function 
    • lower blood pressure

    Mondays

    9:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (two classes)

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    Classes are facilitated by Quoc Vinh Truong.

    To register  |  Call Anne at 613-238-8210 ext. 2381

    Locations: Eccles Branch

Family, Children and Youth

  • After-School Program
    Physical activity, homework help, and health and wellness for kids in grade school! Monday — Friday from September to June Laroche Park Field House (51... SEE MORE

    After-School Program

    Physical activity, homework help, and health and wellness for kids in grade school!

    Monday — Friday from September to June

    Laroche Park Field House (51 Stonehurst Ave.)

    For more info |  Call 613-297-0214

    Locations: Laroche Park Field House
  • Clothing Cupboard
    Need some new kids' clothes?  Drop by for free, gently used clothing for children age 12 and under.  Maternity clothes are also sometimes available! Tuesday — Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.... SEE MORE

    Clothing Cupboard

    Need some new kids' clothes?  Drop by for free, gently used clothing for children age 12 and under.  Maternity clothes are also sometimes available!

    Tuesday — Friday

    9:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.

    Dalhousie Community Centre (755 Somerset St. W)

    For more info |  Call Kim at 613-238-8210 ext. 2504

    Locations: Dalhousie Community Centre
  • Dental Screening
    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include ... SEE MORE

    Dental Screening

    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment.

    2nd Friday of the month

    9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. & 1:00  4:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220


    This service is provided by Ottawa Public Health (OPH).  For more info, contact OPH at 613-580-6744 to speak with a Public Health Nurse or e-mail healthsante@ottawa.ca.

     

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Headstart Nursery School Programs
    The Nanny Goat Hill Nursery School and the Queensway Preschool offer subsidized half-day and full-day spaces respectively for children aged 15 months to 5 years.  Programs include enriched early... SEE MORE

    Headstart Nursery School Programs

    The Nanny Goat Hill Nursery School and the Queensway Preschool offer subsidized half-day and full-day spaces respectively for children aged 15 months to 5 years.  Programs include enriched early childhood education, parenting support, and speech and language assessments.

    Transportation is available within our service area!

    Monday — Friday

    To register |  Call 613-235-7561

  • Making Baby Food Workshop
    Learn how to make delicious, nutritious baby food from a community dietitian!  This workshop is also a great space to talk about when and how to introduce new foods into your baby's diet. Tuesday,... SEE MORE

    Making Baby Food Workshop

    Learn how to make delicious, nutritious baby food from a community dietitian!  This workshop is also a great space to talk about when and how to introduce new foods into your baby's diet.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    10 – 11:30 a.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To register |  Call Bonnie at 613-238-1220 ext. 2352

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Parent Support Calendar | Spring 2017
    Full calendar of prenatal, children & youth programs!

    Parent Support Calendar | Spring 2017

    Full calendar of prenatal, children & youth programs!

  • Playgroups and Parenting Support
    Interactive, age-appropriate activities including songs, crafts, stories and games for children (birth to age 5) and their parents and caregivers.  Playgroups run at several locations in our service... SEE MORE

    Playgroups and Parenting Support

    Interactive, age-appropriate activities including songs, crafts, stories and games for children (birth to age 5) and their parents and caregivers.  Playgroups run at several locations in our service area in English and Chinese.

    Other services include toy lending, parenting support, workshops (Friends for Life and Kids Have Stress Too) and referrals to community resources.

    English Playgroups

    Wednesday & Friday

    9:00  11:00 a.m.

    Dalhousie Community Centre (755 Somerset St. W), Floor 1

    Tuesday & Thursday

    9:00  11:00 a.m.

    Laroche Park Field House (51 Stonehurst Ave.)

    For more info |  Call Kim at 613-238-8210 ext. 2504

    Chinese Playgroups

    For info about Chinese playgroups, please click here.

    Locations: Dalhousie Community Centre, Locations: Laroche Park Field House
  • Programme parascolaire
    Activité physique, aide aux devoirs, et promotion de la santé et du bien-être pour les jeunes! Du lundi au vendredi, de septembre à juin Succursale Rosemount (30... SEE MORE

    Programme parascolaire

    Activité physique, aide aux devoirs, et promotion de la santé et du bien-être pour les jeunes!

    Du lundi au vendredi, de septembre à juin

    Succursale Rosemount (30 avenue Rosemount)

    Pour plus d'informations |  Appelez le 613-371-0043

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Rochester Heights Community House

    Rochester Heights Community House

    Located at 299 Rochester Street, the Rochester Heights Community House offers a variety of educational, recreational, and social programs for residents of the Rochester Heights neighbourhood. 

    Free programming includes after-school programs for children, community kitchens for adults, and summer camps and leadership programs for youth.  Through programming and one-on-one support, we empower people to develop leadership and practical life skills to improve their health and well-being.  We listen, suggest community resources and services, and identify unmet community needs and advocate for them.

    Drop-in Hours

    Monday & Wednesday |  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Tuesday & Friday |  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    For more info |  Call 613-237-6529 or drop by the Community House (299 Rochester Street)

    Locations: Rochester Heights Community House
  • Seahorses Gym Squad
    A playgroup for children (ages 3 to 7) and their dads, uncles and grandpas.  Drop by for sports, snacks and play time!   Monday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Connaught Public School (1149 Gladstone Ave.) For... SEE MORE

    Seahorses Gym Squad

    A playgroup for children (ages 3 to 7) and their dads, uncles and grandpas.  Drop by for sports, snacks and play time!  

    Monday

    6:00  7:30 p.m.

    Connaught Public School (1149 Gladstone Ave.)

    For more info |  Call Kim at 613-238-8210 ext. 2504

  • Toi, moi et la mère l’Oie
    Une session de bonheur et d’amitié pour parents et nourrissons (âgés de moins d’un an).  Enrichissez votre répertoire de comptines et de chansons tout en rencontrant d’autres parents! Les lundis (... SEE MORE

    Toi, moi et la mère l’Oie

    Une session de bonheur et d’amitié pour parents et nourrissons (âgés de moins d’un an).  Enrichissez votre répertoire de comptines et de chansons tout en rencontrant d’autres parents!

    Les lundis (débute en septembre 2017)

    De 10 h à 11 h 30

    Succursale Rosemount (30 avenue Rosemount), 2ème étage

    Inscrivez-vous en appelant Kim au 613-238-8210 poste 2504.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Well Baby Drop-In
    Need tips and tricks for breastfeeding?  Have questions about your baby’s development?  Our friendly team is ready to help! A lactation consultant, dietitian, nurse and early childhood educator... SEE MORE

    Well Baby Drop-In

    Need tips and tricks for breastfeeding?  Have questions about your baby’s development?  Our friendly team is ready to help!

    A lactation consultant, dietitian, nurse and early childhood educator provide support in a welcoming environment.

    Wednesdays

    1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    For more info |  Call Bonnie at 613-238-8210 ext. 2352

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Youth Drop-In
    Drop by for computer access, homework help, snacks, and volunteer and leadership development opportunities!  For youth 13 to 18 years of age, from September to June. Offered at three locations:... SEE MORE

    Youth Drop-In

    Drop by for computer access, homework help, snacks, and volunteer and leadership development opportunities!  For youth 13 to 18 years of age, from September to June.

    Offered at three locations:

    Rochester Heights Community House

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

    6:00  8:00 p.m.

    299 Rochester St.

    Laroche Park Field House

    Monday

    6:00  8:30 p.m.

    51 Stonehurst Ave.

    Rosemount Branch

    Wednesday*

    5:30  8:30 p.m.

    30 Rosemount Ave.

    *Counselling and walk-in medical services on-site.

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210

    Locations: Rosemount Branch, Locations: Laroche Park Field House, Locations: Rochester Heights Community House
  • 游戏小组和家长支持服务
    社康中心的游戏小组在辖区内为家长和0至5岁儿童提供适合年龄的早期教育机会。由早期教育发展员进行包括儿歌,手工,故事和游戏在内的互动活动。家长和幼儿看护人员需积极参与。活动期间提供免费点心。 Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Dalhousie Community Centre (755... SEE MORE

    游戏小组和家长支持服务

    社康中心的游戏小组在辖区内为家长和0至5岁儿童提供适合年龄的早期教育机会。由早期教育发展员进行包括儿歌,手工,故事和游戏在内的互动活动。家长和幼儿看护人员需积极参与。活动期间提供免费点心。

    Tuesday

    9:30  11:30 a.m.

    Dalhousie Community Centre (755 Somerset St. W), Floor 1

    Friday

    9:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m.

    Cambridge Public School Family Literacy Centre (250 Cambridge St. N)

    另外还有出借玩具,家庭教育问答,家长教育讲座,转介等服务。欲知详细的时间和地点,请联系徐欣613-238-8214转2507。

    Locations: Dalhousie Community Centre

Lung Health

  • Community-Based Pulmonary Rehab
    This 16 week pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to decrease symptoms and improve their ability to function in daily life. The... SEE MORE

    Community-Based Pulmonary Rehab

    This 16 week pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to decrease symptoms and improve their ability to function in daily life.

    The program consists of exercise, education, and support delivered in two phases: an 8-week training phase (2 sessions per week) and an 8-week maintenance phase (1 session per week).  Clients are followed by a Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) and supervised by a personal trainer while exercising. 

    Monday to Friday

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    Referrals can be made by any primary care provider or specialist.

    For more info |  Call 613-288-0163

    Referral form |   English  French

    Lung Health Program

    Community-based Pulmonary Rehab is part of Somerset West Community Health Centre's Lung Health Program.  This program provides a range of services to help people with COPD and asthma better self-manage their conditions.

    For more info on the Lung Health Program |  Click here

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • COPD & Chronic Disease Fitness Class
    A free, drop-in exercise class for people with COPD or any other chronic disease.  Get moving in a safe, appropriate, and easily accessible environment! Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.... SEE MORE

    COPD & Chronic Disease Fitness Class

    A free, drop-in exercise class for people with COPD or any other chronic disease.  Get moving in a safe, appropriate, and easily accessible environment!

    Wednesdays

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    This class is offered by Family Physio and all instructors are trained in CPR and the Heart Wise Exercise program of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

    For more info |  Call Michelle at 613-238-1220 ext. 2379

     

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Primary Care Asthma Program
    The Primary Care Asthma Program is a program for people with a confirmed diagnosis of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to learn how to better self-manage their condition.  It... SEE MORE

    Primary Care Asthma Program

    The Primary Care Asthma Program is a program for people with a confirmed diagnosis of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to learn how to better self-manage their condition.  It consists of assessment, education, the development of an action plan, and follow-up care.

    Clients are followed by a Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) to help them learn to identify symptoms, manage medications, and master proper medication device and breathing techniques. 

    Monday to Friday

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

     

    For more info |  Call 613-288-0163

    Referral form |  English  French

    Lung Health Program

    The Primary Care Asthma Program is part of Somerset West Community Health Centre's Lung Health Program.  This program provides a range of services to help people with COPD and asthma better self-manage their conditions.

    For more info on the Lung Health Program |  Click here

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Smoking Cessation
    Time to quit smoking?  Get up to 26 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy coupled with individualized smoking cessation counselling.  To participate, people must live in the Somerset West... SEE MORE

    Smoking Cessation

    Time to quit smoking?  Get up to 26 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy coupled with individualized smoking cessation counselling.  To participate, people must live in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area.

    Monday to Friday

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    This program is part of the STOP study through the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

    For more info |  Call 613-288-0163

    Referral form |  English  French

    Journey 2 Quit: A Workbook to Help You Quit Smoking  |  Vers l'abandon du tabac: Un guide pour vous aider à cesser de fumer

    Lung Health Program

    Smoking Cessation is part of Somerset West Community Health Centre's Lung Health Program.  This program provides a range of services to help people with COPD and asthma better self-manage their conditions.

    For more info on the Lung Health Program |  Click here

    Locations: Rosemount Branch

Mental Health

  • Counselling
    Individual, appointment-based short-term counselling for adults.  We help with a wide range of issues including mental health, relationships, domestic violence, and abuse. Services are provided in... SEE MORE

    Counselling

    Individual, appointment-based short-term counselling for adults.  We help with a wide range of issues including mental health, relationships, domestic violence, and abuse.

    Services are provided in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Cambodian for anyone living in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area

    Monday — Friday

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-8210 ext. 2353

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Craving Change
    Feel out of control when you eat?  Often eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad?  Learn to change your thinking and eating habits! This 4-week workshop will help you: Understand why you eat the... SEE MORE

    Craving Change

    Feel out of control when you eat?  Often eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad?  Learn to change your thinking and eating habits!

    This 4-week workshop will help you:

    • Understand why you eat the way you do
    • Better manage emotional eating habits

    Tuesdays, November 7 to 28, 2017

    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To register |  Call 613-238-8210 and ask for Bonnie (ext. 2352) or Carmen (ext. 5117)

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Social Services
    Practical assistance and crisis support in Cantonese, Mandarin, Cambodian, and Vietnamese for people who need immediate help with a personal crisis.  No appointment required. Monday — Friday... SEE MORE

    Social Services

    Practical assistance and crisis support in Cantonese, Mandarin, Cambodian, and Vietnamese for people who need immediate help with a personal crisis.  No appointment required.

    Monday — Friday

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210

     

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Social Services Walk-In
    Need immediate help with a personal crisis?  Drop by for practical assistance, crisis support, and information and referrals from our counsellors.  Services are offered in English.   For any person ... SEE MORE

    Social Services Walk-In

    Need immediate help with a personal crisis?  Drop by for practical assistance, crisis support, and information and referrals from our counsellors.  Services are offered in English.  

    For any person living in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area.

    Walk-in Hours

    Eccles Branch

    Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch

    Tuesday & Thursday

    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • The Place to Be Drop-In
    Need to get out of the house?  Join us at the Place to Be, a drop-in program for adults who want to have fun, develop friendships, and connect with counsellors! Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.... SEE MORE

    The Place to Be Drop-In

    Need to get out of the house?  Join us at the Place to Be, a drop-in program for adults who want to have fun, develop friendships, and connect with counsellors!

    Thursday

    3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    For more info |  Call Todd at 613-238-8210 ext. 2332

     

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • The Walk-In Counselling Clinic
    Counselling for individuals, couples, and families in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.  No appointment necessary! Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last walk-in session at 4:00 p.m.)... SEE MORE

    The Walk-In Counselling Clinic

    Counselling for individuals, couples, and families in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.  No appointment necessary!

    Tuesdays

    11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (last walk-in session at 4:00 p.m.)

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

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    The Walk-in Counselling Clinic is offered in partnership with Jewish Family Services.  The city-wide clinic offers counselling services in English, French, Arabic, Somali, Cantonese and Mandarin at locations across Ottawa.  For more information, visit www.walkincounselling.com.

    Locations: Eccles Branch

Newcomer Health

  • Dental Screening
    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include ... SEE MORE

    Dental Screening

    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment.

    2nd Friday of the month

    9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. & 1:00  4:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220


    This service is provided by Ottawa Public Health (OPH).  For more info, contact OPH at 613-580-6744 to speak with a Public Health Nurse or e-mail healthsante@ottawa.ca.

     

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Multicultural Health Navigator Program
    We help refugees and immigrants navigate the Canadian health system.  This includes helping people apply for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and connecting them with local health care... SEE MORE

    Multicultural Health Navigator Program

    We help refugees and immigrants navigate the Canadian health system.  This includes helping people apply for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and connecting them with local health care providers who are sensitive to their cultural needs.

    Our navigators provide services in many languages, including:

    • Arabic
    • Dari
    • Farsi
    • French
    • Nepali
    • Pashto
    • Spanish
    • Somali; and
    • Swahili.

    For more info |  Call 613-691-0192 ext. 6001 or visit www.onhc.ca.

     

    Locations: Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC)
  • Ottawa Language Access
    A free interpretation service for healthcare providers who serve clients that don't speak English or French. To qualify, providers must be funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (... SEE MORE

    Ottawa Language Access

    A free interpretation service for healthcare providers who serve clients that don't speak English or French.

    To qualify, providers must be funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to support Limited English French Proficiency (LEFP) clients and have limited or no funding for interpretation.

    For more info and to determine if you're eligible |  Call 613-691-0192 ext. 6007 or visit www.onhc.ca.

    Locations: Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC)
  • Ottawa Newcomer Clinic
    The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC) is a medical clinic that provides temporary primary care to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs), privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants. Services... SEE MORE

    Ottawa Newcomer Clinic

    The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC) is a medical clinic that provides temporary primary care to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs), privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants.

    Services include medical screening and treatment of urgent medical needs (including short-term follow-up), a TB clinic, women’s health checkups, immunizations and more.  We also connect clients to more permanent primary healthcare providers in their community.

    Monday — Friday

    Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (219 Argyle Ave., Level B)

    More info |  Call 613-691-0192 ext. 6002 or visit www.onhc.ca.

     

    Locations: Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC)

Pregnancy

  • About our Doctors
    Our doctors work in an on-call group with 6 other Ottawa family physicians out of the Civic Hospital, providing coverage for our patients at delivery time. All members of the group share a similar... SEE MORE

    About our Doctors

    Our doctors work in an on-call group with 6 other Ottawa family physicians out of the Civic Hospital, providing coverage for our patients at delivery time. All members of the group share a similar philosophy and approach to family-centred maternity care. You will have the opportunity to meet the entire group of physicians at our quarterly "Meet The Doctors" evenings.

    For a brief introduction to our Doctors on the SWCHC Pregnacy Team CLICK HERE

  • Breastfeeding Support
    SWCHC is proud to be certified by the Baby-Friendly Initiative of the World Health Organization.  This means we offer extensive support for breastfeeding from all our staff, including our lactation... SEE MORE

    Breastfeeding Support

    SWCHC is proud to be certified by the Baby-Friendly Initiative of the World Health Organization.  This means we offer extensive support for breastfeeding from all our staff, including our lactation consultant.

    Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby.  They:

    • Help women who experience problems breastfeeding, such as painful nursing, latching difficulties, and low milk production
    • Lend women breastfeeding equipment (like breast pumps) and teach them how to safely store expressed breast milk
    • Help women who wish to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school

    How to Connect

    Our lactation consultant offers appointment-based care, teaches monthly prenatal breastfeeding classes, and also works at the weekly Well-Baby Drop-In alongside a dietitian, a nurse, and an early childhood educator. 

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Chinese Pregnancy Circle
    This seven-week program offers expecting parents information in Mandarin on healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding, and community resources for pre and post-natal care... SEE MORE

    Chinese Pregnancy Circle

    This seven-week program offers expecting parents information in Mandarin on healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding, and community resources for pre and post-natal care. Offered by an Ottawa Public Health public health nurse four times per year.

    Thursdays

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To register |  Call May at 613-238-8210 ext. 2345

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Fun for Pregnant Moms
    Helping you prep for baby's arrival! Fun activities, yummy snacks, and pregnancy tips & tricks: Healthy eating & safe exercises for mom Communicating with baby Car seat safety, child... SEE MORE

    Fun for Pregnant Moms

    Helping you prep for baby's arrival!

    Fun activities, yummy snacks, and pregnancy tips & tricks:

    • Healthy eating & safe exercises for mom
    • Communicating with baby
    • Car seat safety, child-proofing & more

    Tuesdays

    1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.), Somerset Room (3rd Floor)

    To register |  Call Bonnie at 613-238-8210 ext. 2352

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • How to Refer a Patient for Prenatal Care
    We accept referrals from family physicians and nurse practitioners for prenatal care.  We would be pleased to share antenatal care with any physician or nurse practitioner who would like to remain... SEE MORE

    How to Refer a Patient for Prenatal Care

    We accept referrals from family physicians and nurse practitioners for prenatal care.  We would be pleased to share antenatal care with any physician or nurse practitioner who would like to remain involved during the pregnancy, or alternatively take over their care from the second trimester on.  As prenatal care is "outside the basket" of services for FHG/FHO/FHT/FHN models of care, your patients can be seen by our physicians without penalty to you.

    Referral form |  English

    For more info |  Call 613-238-1220 and ask to leave a message for one of our obstetric doctors

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Making Baby Food Workshop
    Learn how to make delicious, nutritious baby food from a community dietitian!  This workshop is also a great space to talk about when and how to introduce new foods into your baby's diet. Tuesday,... SEE MORE

    Making Baby Food Workshop

    Learn how to make delicious, nutritious baby food from a community dietitian!  This workshop is also a great space to talk about when and how to introduce new foods into your baby's diet.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    10 – 11:30 a.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To register |  Call Bonnie at 613-238-1220 ext. 2352

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Obstetrical Care
    Expecting a baby?  Our physicians and nurse practitioners offer friendly, personal care to women with low-risk pregnancies who will deliver at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.  We accept... SEE MORE

    Obstetrical Care

    Expecting a baby?  Our physicians and nurse practitioners offer friendly, personal care to women with low-risk pregnancies who will deliver at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.  We accept referrals from local providers and pregnant women can also self-refer.

    Women who live outside our service area will need to find a seperate doctor to care for their family after delivery.  We may be able to provide you with suggestions and advise you to register with HealthCare Connect now if you haven't already.

    For more info|  Call 613-238-1220

    Women without health insurance

    We welcome women without health insurance such as OHIP or IFH.

    Our services and some diagnostic tests are provided free of charge, however we cannot cover the cost of your hospital stay.  Please be sure to discuss your hospital stay with your Somerset West Community Health Centre physician at your first appointment.  They will direct you to the hospital accounting department where you can get more information about hospital rates.

    For more information on Prenatal Care at Somerset West Community Health Centre for Patients without Health Insurance Coverage CLICK HERE.

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Well Baby Drop-In
    Need tips and tricks for breastfeeding?  Have questions about your baby’s development?  Our friendly team is ready to help! A lactation consultant, dietitian, nurse and early childhood educator... SEE MORE

    Well Baby Drop-In

    Need tips and tricks for breastfeeding?  Have questions about your baby’s development?  Our friendly team is ready to help!

    A lactation consultant, dietitian, nurse and early childhood educator provide support in a welcoming environment.

    Wednesdays

    1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    For more info |  Call Bonnie at 613-238-8210 ext. 2352

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • What to Expect at Delivery
    The family physicians at SWCHC deliver babies at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Carling Avenue. At the Civic Hospital we are family centered and offer a comfortable birth atmosphere for the low... SEE MORE

    What to Expect at Delivery

    The family physicians at SWCHC deliver babies at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Carling Avenue. At the Civic Hospital we are family centered and offer a comfortable birth atmosphere for the low risk patient.

    When you think you might be in labour, go to the Civic Hospital 4th floor Birthing Unit triage area. If you are unsure if it is time to go to the hospital or you have any questions, you can telephone a labour and delivery nurse at 613-761-5112. When you arrive at triage, a nurse and family medicine resident will assess you. The family physician on call that day will then be contacted and will discuss what is happening with your labour or other pregnancy issues.

    Patients in active labour can expect one on one nursing care and the involvement of a family medicine resident. The delivery rooms offer Jacuzzi tubs, rocking chairs and birthing balls. We encourage women to labour in a variety of positions.

    If at any time your pregnancy becomes high risk we have 24 hour access to obstetricians, pediatricians, neonatal special care and anesthesia. After the baby is born s/he will "room in" with Mom; Dad/partner are welcome to stay too. Keeping baby skin to skin and in the same room as Mom improves bonding and breastfeeding.

  • What to Expect at SWCHC When You're Expecting!
    Congratulations on your pregnancy! The SWCHC pregnancy team is privilege that you have chosen us to be part of this most exciting time for you and your family. Once registered with us all pregnant... SEE MORE

    What to Expect at SWCHC When You're Expecting!

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! The SWCHC pregnancy team is privilege that you have chosen us to be part of this most exciting time for you and your family. Once registered with us all pregnant patients are assigned to one of our Pregnancy Team physicians. Prenatal appointments are offered weekdays as well as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

    You will see a nurse and physician at each prenatal check-up, and possibly other members of the  team. At each visit we will assess the health of both you and your baby. We take time to address any concerns you may have, and provide education about pregnancy. Information is also available on prenatal classes, labour support, birth planning, and staying healthy during pregnancy.

    Please note that all our physicians on the Pregnancy Team are female, however, you may be seen and examined in our clinic or hospital by other team members who are male.

Primary Healthcare

  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine.  It is used to treat many conditions including back and neck pain, nausea, headaches, anxiety,... SEE MORE

    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine.  It is used to treat many conditions including back and neck pain, nausea, headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. 

    Acupuncture is available by appointment for any person living in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area

    Tuesday — Thursday

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Anonymous HIV Testing
    HIV testing for anyone 14 years of age or older at risk of contracting, or believes they may have contracted, HIV/AIDS.  No appointments necessary and results are... SEE MORE

    Anonymous HIV Testing

    HIV testing for anyone 14 years of age or older at risk of contracting, or believes they may have contracted, HIV/AIDS.  No appointments necessary and results are available the same day.

    Monday — Friday at the Eccles Branch walk-in clinic and at outreach sites across Ottawa, including in Chinatown, Centretown, Hintonburg, Gloucester and Orléans

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210 ext. 2260 or read our frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    HIV/AIDS in Ontario

    Who is most at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS?

    Communities who are at most risk of contracting HIV/AIDS in Ontario are:

    • Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men
    • Ontarians from Africa and the Caribbean
    • Indigenous populations (men and women)
    • People who inject drugs (men and women)
    • Women (trans and cis) who engage in high risk activities with the groups above

    What are high risk activities?

    Participating in the following activities puts you at a higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: 

    1. Unprotected vaginal and/or anal intercourse (including condom breakage, dipping and delayed application of condom) with either:
      • An HIV positive partner; or
      • A partner of unknown status from an HIV high-risk population (unless both partners have been mutually monogamous for more than 3 months and have both been tested HIV negative).
    2.  Injection drug and crack use, especially with shared equipment.

    Should I get tested?

    Yes, if you belong to one of the communities listed above and have engaged in a high risk activity.

    When should I get tested?

    Following a high risk exposure to HIV, test as soon as possible if you have symptoms (fever, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, weight loss, rash, oral yeast infection).

    If you have no symptoms, get tested 3 weeks after you engaged in the high risk activity. This is recommended because of the window period for HIV testing.

    If you have engaged in multiple high risk activities, time your tests based on the date of your most recent high risk encounter.

    What is the "window period" for HIV testing?

    The “window period” is the time between when a high risk activity occurred (i.e. when you may have been exposed to HIV) and when an HIV test can give an accurate result. This period exists because HIV antibodies must be present in the blood for the test to accurately detect an HIV infection, and these antibodies develop over time. The window period is between 3 weeks to 3 months after engaging in a high risk activity. During the window period, it is possible that you may have been infected with HIV and that the test will give a negative result because it is unable to detect the infection.

    HIV/AIDS Resources

    AIDS and Sexual Health Infoline for more information regarding STIs and sexual health 1-800-668-2437
    AIDS Committee of Ottawa
    Canadian HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
    HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO)
    Important factors when considering HIV and Syphilis Testing video by the Hassle Free Clinic
    Motivational Interviewing - a pilot project supporting gay, bi, queer and other men who have sex with men, trans and cis, to have better sex lives, sexual relationships, and sexual health!
    Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Fact Sheet
    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Fact Sheet


    Somerset West Community Health Centre's Anonymous HIV Testing program is funded by the AIDS Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).  The MOHLTC provides funding for more than 90 programs and services across Ontario to deliver HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support programs for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and those most at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

     

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Blood Pressure and Screening Checks
    Somerset West Community Health Centre offers blood pressure and screening checks for seniors 60 years and older at various locations across its service area.  These... SEE MORE

    Blood Pressure and Screening Checks

    Somerset West Community Health Centre offers blood pressure and screening checks for seniors 60 years and older at various locations across its service area.  These services are provided in English, Chinese and Vietnamese.

    For more info |  Call 613-238-1220

     

  • Foot Care and Chiropody
    Foot and nail care, orthotics, and support and education about proper foot care by appointment.  A chiropodist is also available to provide more complex care, if required. This service is for any... SEE MORE

    Foot Care and Chiropody

    Foot and nail care, orthotics, and support and education about proper foot care by appointment.  A chiropodist is also available to provide more complex care, if required.

    This service is for any person living in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area

    Monday — Friday

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Ottawa Newcomer Clinic
    The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC) is a medical clinic that provides temporary primary care to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs), privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants. Services... SEE MORE

    Ottawa Newcomer Clinic

    The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC) is a medical clinic that provides temporary primary care to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs), privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants.

    Services include medical screening and treatment of urgent medical needs (including short-term follow-up), a TB clinic, women’s health checkups, immunizations and more.  We also connect clients to more permanent primary healthcare providers in their community.

    Monday — Friday

    Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (219 Argyle Ave., Level B)

    More info |  Call 613-691-0192 ext. 6002 or visit www.onhc.ca.

     

    Locations: Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC)
  • Primary Care Services
    Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians and other allied health professionals offer a range of medical services  on an appointment basis at both the Eccles... SEE MORE

    Primary Care Services

    Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians and other allied health professionals offer a range of medical services  on an appointment basis at both the Eccles and Rosemount branches.  To become a rostered client of one of our physicians or nurse practitioners, people must live in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area.

    Waitlist

    Please note that our waitlist is full and we are not currently accepting new clients.  We will update this website when the waitlist opens again.  In the meantime, please register with Health Care Connect to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner in Ottawa.

    If you live in our service area and need help with an immediate health issue, you may also visit one of our walk-in clinics.

    For more info |  Call 613-238-1220

    After Hours Care

    When the clinic is closed, we have a physician on-call to help clients of our Primary Care Services with urgent health matters.  To contact the on-call physician, call 613-238-1220. 

    For medical emergencies, call 9-1-1.

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Rooming House Outreach
    A nurse practitioner and a community health worker are out in the community every Tuesday to provide health care, mental health support, and practical assistance to people living in local rooming... SEE MORE

    Rooming House Outreach

    A nurse practitioner and a community health worker are out in the community every Tuesday to provide health care, mental health support, and practical assistance to people living in local rooming houses.

    For more info |  Call Joanna at 613-238-8210 ext. 2313

  • Vietnamese Health and Social Services Information
    Những buổi nói chuyện về đề tài liên quan đến vấn đề y-tế và xã hội vào sáng thứ Ba cuối tháng

    Vietnamese Health and Social Services Information

    Những buổi nói chuyện về đề tài liên quan đến vấn đề y-tế và xã hội vào sáng thứ Ba cuối tháng

  • Walk-In Clinics
    Somerset West Community Health Centre has two walk-in clinics that operate Monday to Friday.  Nurse practitioners provide assessment, treatment and referrals for people with immediate health issues.... SEE MORE

    Walk-In Clinics

    Somerset West Community Health Centre has two walk-in clinics that operate Monday to Friday.  Nurse practitioners provide assessment, treatment and referrals for people with immediate health issues.

    The clinics are for anyone living in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area, including those without an Ontario health card and/or a permanent address.

    Walk-In Clinic Hours

    Eccles Branch

    Monday & Wednesday |  1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday & Thursday |  1:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Friday |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday |  1:00 – 7:30 p.m.

    For more info |  Call 613-238-1220

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch

Seniors

  • Blood Pressure and Screening Checks
    Somerset West Community Health Centre offers blood pressure and screening checks for seniors 60 years and older at various locations across its service area.  These... SEE MORE

    Blood Pressure and Screening Checks

    Somerset West Community Health Centre offers blood pressure and screening checks for seniors 60 years and older at various locations across its service area.  These services are provided in English, Chinese and Vietnamese.

    For more info |  Call 613-238-1220

     

  • Chair Fitness Exercise Class
    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.  All ages welcome, drop in! Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Rosemount... SEE MORE

    Chair Fitness Exercise Class

    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.  All ages welcome, drop in!

    Wednesdays

    1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Ave.)

    For more info |  Call 613-238-8210


    This class is offered in partnership with the Champlain CCAC and Family Physiotherapy Centres.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Dental Screening
    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include ... SEE MORE

    Dental Screening

    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and denture cleaning by appointment every 2nd Friday of the month.  Other services include Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment.

    2nd Friday of the month

    9:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. & 1:00  4:00 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To book an appointment |  Call 613-238-1220


    This service is provided by Ottawa Public Health (OPH).  For more info, contact OPH at 613-580-6744 to speak with a Public Health Nurse or e-mail healthsante@ottawa.ca.

     

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Primary Care Outreach
    Our nursing team provides health assessments, counselling, and referrals to community resources to frail and/or isolated seniors (65 years of age or older) in their homes.  Services are provided in... SEE MORE

    Primary Care Outreach

    Our nursing team provides health assessments, counselling, and referrals to community resources to frail and/or isolated seniors (65 years of age or older) in their homes.  Services are provided in English and French.

    For more info |  Call 1-844-726-5115

  • Senior’s Community Kitchen
    Have fun trying new recipes and adapting old favourites to help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health issues!  This group meets once every month to socialize, cook... SEE MORE

    Senior’s Community Kitchen

    Have fun trying new recipes and adapting old favourites to help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health issues!  This group meets once every month to socialize, cook and eat together.  For seniors 60 years and older.

    Last Friday of the month

    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Eccles Branch

    To register |  Call 613-238-1220 ext. 2248

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Shopping Group
    Weekly transportation for seniors (60+) to a local grocery store and shopping mall and back.  Please call in advance to register as seating is limited! Mondays Departure from the... SEE MORE

    Shopping Group

    Weekly transportation for seniors (60+) to a local grocery store and shopping mall and back.  Please call in advance to register as seating is limited!

    Mondays

    Departure from the Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    To register |  Call Anne at 613-238-1220 ext. 2381

    Dành cho người cao niên hoặc người có bệnh kinh niên và thiếu phương tiện di chuyển vào sáng Thứ Hai đầu tháng.

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Tai chi and Qigong
    This class is intended for people living with a chronic disease in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area who are new to Tai chi and Qigong. Combining... SEE MORE

    Tai chi and Qigong

    This class is intended for people living with a chronic disease in the Somerset West Community Health Centre service area who are new to Tai chi and Qigong.

    Combining meditation and movement to improve and maintain health, Tai chi and Qigong consists of a series of movements done either very slowly or quickly to help move the body's chi. The benefits of Tai chi and Qigong include: 

    • reduced pain and stiffness
    • improved mood
    • enhanced immune function 
    • lower blood pressure

    Mondays

    9:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (two classes)

    Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.)

    Classes are facilitated by Quoc Vinh Truong.

    To register  |  Call Anne at 613-238-8210 ext. 2381

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre
    Yet Keen is a day program that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of Chinese-speaking seniors.  Members of Yet Keen participate in a variety of recreational activities and benefit from lively... SEE MORE

    Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre

    Yet Keen is a day program that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of Chinese-speaking seniors.  Members of Yet Keen participate in a variety of recreational activities and benefit from lively social contact! 

    Tuesday — Friday

    The Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave.)

    For more info |  Call 613-232-6695

    日健高齡康樂中心,,為六十歲或以上長者提供服務 。詳情請致電 (613)232-6695 查詢。

     

    Locations: Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre

Supervised Injection Services (Proposed)

  • Supervised Injection Service (Proposed)
    Supervised injection services (SIS) are health services that provide a safe and hygienic environment where people can inject drugs under the supervision of medical staff. People bring pre-obtained... SEE MORE

    Supervised Injection Service (Proposed)

    Supervised injection services (SIS) are health services that provide a safe and hygienic environment where people can inject drugs under the supervision of medical staff. People bring pre-obtained drugs and inject them themselves. Staff do not supply or inject drugs.

    SWCHC is currently completing an application for an exemption under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for the purpose of adding SIS to SWCHC’s existing harm reduction program.

     

    For more information, please see Proposed Supervised Injection Services, or our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

    Should you have further questions, please contact:

    Eugene Williams, Manager of Health Promotion & Community Programs

    Phone: 613-238-8210 ext. 2243

    You may also email sis@swchc.on.ca.