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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.

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Community Programs

  • Childrens Clothing Cupboard
    The Clothing Cupboard offers free gently used clothing for children 12 and under. Maternity clothes are available on occasion. The Clothing Cupboard is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00... SEE MORE

    Childrens Clothing Cupboard

    The Clothing Cupboard offers free gently used clothing for children 12 and under. Maternity clothes are available on occasion. The Clothing Cupboard is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Community Voice Mail Box
    The Community Voice Mail program provides a low-cost voice mail box for clients without phone service. Registration is Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm through the Social Services Walk-in.

    Community Voice Mail Box

    The Community Voice Mail program provides a low-cost voice mail box for clients without phone service. Registration is Tuesday or Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm through the Social Services Walk-in.

  • Good Food Box
    Fresh fruit and vegtables are available once a month through SWCHC. Boxes are available in the following sizes, $10, $15, or $20. Registration is required for the Good Food Box program. For more... SEE MORE

    Good Food Box

    Fresh fruit and vegtables are available once a month through SWCHC. Boxes are available in the following sizes, $10, $15, or $20. Registration is required for the Good Food Box program. For more information please call Emily at 613-238-8210 ext. 2250.

  • Good Food Market
    A community market that sells healthy food at great value, right in our neighbourhood! The market runs from 4 – 6 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, May 26 at Rochester Heights Community House (... SEE MORE

    Good Food Market

    A community market that sells healthy food at great value, right in our neighbourhood!

    The market runs from 4 – 6 p.m. on the following dates:

    Thursday, May 26 at Rochester Heights Community House (299 Rochester St.)

    Thursday, June 9 at Piazza Dante Park (470 Booth St.)

    Cash only!

     

    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 for more info.

  • HIV Prevention Program for African and Caribbean Communities
    HIV education and prevention services include outreach, support and capacity building to the African & Caribbean Communities in Ottawa. Services available include prevention resources,... SEE MORE

    HIV Prevention Program for African and Caribbean Communities

    HIV education and prevention services include outreach, support and capacity building to the African & Caribbean Communities in Ottawa. Services available include prevention resources, information materials, workshops, seminars, advocacy, peer education & speakers bureau to increase HIV awareness in the community. For more information call at 613-238- 8210 ext. 2291.

    The purpose of the African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Community health symposium was to bring 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 services for the ACB community in Ottawa. To see a short video on the 2013 ACB Health Symposium click http://www.youtube.com/embed/taR99tb9qtQ?rel=0

  • Market Mobile
    Mobile grocery bus that sells fruits, vegetables and dried goods at great value right in your neighbourhood. On average, the prices at MarketMobile are 40% less than in retail grocery stores... SEE MORE

    Market Mobile

    Mobile grocery bus that sells fruits, vegetables and dried goods at great value right in your neighbourhood. On average, the prices at MarketMobile are 40% less than in retail grocery stores!
     
    Where? Laroche Park (62 Stonehurst St. in Mechanicsville)
    When? Every second Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 pm. The 2016 Spring/Summer dates are:

    May 11 & 25

    June 8 & 22

    July 6 & 20

    August 17 & 31

    September 14 & 28

    Cash only, please bring your own bags!
     

     
     
    The MarketMobile is a city-wide grocery store on wheels. It was started by several community health centres in Ottawa to help ensure that residents in various neighbourhoods are getting food that is both healthy and affordable. 
     
    The Laroche Park site of MarketMobile is coordinated by Somerset West Community Health Centre. For more details or to volunteer, call 613-283-8210.
     
  • Multicultural Health Navigator Program
    Provides education to newcomers about the Canadian healthcare system and assists with system navigation through group education sessions, home visits and appointment support. Language communities... SEE MORE

    Multicultural Health Navigator Program

    Provides education to newcomers about the Canadian healthcare system and assists with system navigation through group education sessions, home visits and appointment support. Language communities currently being served are Arabic, Franco-African/Caribbean, Nepali, and Somali.

    Call 613-691-0192 ext. 6001.

     

  • NESI – Needle Exchange & Safer Inhalation
    Our NESI program delivers harm reduction services. It is comprised of a mobile van that operates throughout the Ottawa area, as well as a drop-in room at our Eccles... SEE MORE

    NESI – Needle Exchange & Safer Inhalation

    Our NESI program delivers harm reduction services. It is comprised of a mobile van that operates throughout the Ottawa area, as well as a drop-in room at our Eccles Branch where clients can come to get supplies and support.

    NESI Room (at 55 Eccles Street)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

    Thurday: 1-4 p.m.

    NESI Van (call 613-761-0003)

    Monday: 5-11:30 p.m.

    Tuesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (in the market only) & 5-11:30 p.m.

    Wednesday: 5-10 p.m.

    Thurday, Friday and Saturday: 5-11:30 p.m.

    No service on Sundays

  • Playgroups and Toy Library
    Playgroups offer age-appropriate, early learning opportunities for children between the ages of birth and 5 years of age. Early Childhood Development Workers provide interactive activities including... SEE MORE

    Playgroups and Toy Library

    Playgroups offer age-appropriate, early learning opportunities for children between the ages of birth and 5 years of age. Early Childhood Development Workers provide interactive activities including songs, crafts, stories and games. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to participate and healthy snacks are provided during programming time. Playgroups are located throughout our service area, and also offer toy lending, parenting support and referrals to other community resources. For more information on days, times and locations please call 613-238-8210 ext 2504.

    Groupes de jeux pour enfants

    Les groupes de jeu offrent aux enfants (de la naissance à l’âge de cinq ans) un apprentissage adapté à leur âge.  Les travailleuses en développement de la petite enfance offrent des activités interactives, y compris des chansons, du bricolage, des histoires, une variété de jeux et une collation saine. Parents, grands-parents et responsables sont aussi encouragés à participer. Les services de base suivant sont offerts : informations divers et aiguillage ainsi que des ressources pour les parents. Pour connaitre l’horaire et les lieux de rencontre, veuillez appeler au 613-238-8210, poste 2504.

    社康中心的游戏小组为家长和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。游戏小组在本中心的辖区内,另外还有家庭教育支持,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。

  • Rochester Heights Community House
    The Rochester Heights Community House offers a wide variety of programs and services for children, youth, and adults living in the Rochester Heights neigbourhood. Programs include after school... SEE MORE

    Rochester Heights Community House

    The Rochester Heights Community House offers a wide variety of programs and services for children, youth, and adults living in the Rochester Heights neigbourhood. Programs include after school programs, community kitchens, summer programming, youth leadership and much more. 

    Hours of Operation

    Mon/Wed: 10 am - 1 pm

    Tues/Thur: 1 pm - 3 pm

    For more information, please visit the Community House at 299 Rochester Street or phone 613-237-6529.

  • Soutien aux Parents
    Programmes offerts aux parents et responsables des enfants de 12 ans et moins.  Nos services comprennent des groupes de jeu, une halte accueil offrant un soutien à l’allaitement, des visites à... SEE MORE

    Soutien aux Parents

    Programmes offerts aux parents et responsables des enfants de 12 ans et moins.  Nos services comprennent des groupes de jeu, une halte accueil offrant un soutien à l’allaitement, des visites à domicile et plusieurs ressources sur le développement des enfants. Pour plus d’informations, appelez Kimberly au 613-238-8210 poste 2504.

  • The Place to Be Drop-In
    The Place to Be Drop-In is held at SWCHCs 30 Rosemount Branch. Come in for fun, health education, support and friendship. The drop-in runs every Thursday from 3pm to 6pm and is open to all adults in... SEE MORE

    The Place to Be Drop-In

    The Place to Be Drop-In is held at SWCHCs 30 Rosemount Branch. Come in for fun, health education, support and friendship. The drop-in runs every Thursday from 3pm to 6pm and is open to all adults in the community. For more information please call Todd at 613-238-8210 ext 2332.

  • Vietnamese Drop-In Program
    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 Program

    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 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

  • 健康生活支援小組 Healthy Life Style Support Group
    使高齡人士對社區周圍事物有更多的認識,對切身的社會政策或健康問題有更新 的了解,和學習過一個更獨立而又自主的健康 生活。從五月到十一月每逢第一個星期三,上午十時至十一時半。詳情請致電:彭護士613-238-8214內線2318或盧匡平內線2342

    健康生活支援小組 Healthy Life Style Support Group

    使高齡人士對社區周圍事物有更多的認識,對切身的社會政策或健康問題有更新 的了解,和學習過一個更獨立而又自主的健康 生活。從五月到十一月每逢第一個星期三,上午十時至十一時半。詳情請致電:彭護士613-238-8214內線2318或盧匡平內線2342

Family, Children and Youth

  • Childrens Clothing Cupboard
    The Clothing Cupboard offers free gently used clothing for children 12 and under. Maternity clothes are available on occasion. The Clothing Cupboard is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00... SEE MORE

    Childrens Clothing Cupboard

    The Clothing Cupboard offers free gently used clothing for children 12 and under. Maternity clothes are available on occasion. The Clothing Cupboard is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Chinese Parenting Group
    中文“完美难求”亲子教育小组 对象0-5岁孩子的家长,免费幼儿看护。协助父母了解子女的身体、心理,安全及行为的发展,成为陪伴孩子成长的父母。每周六上午9:30-11:30 a.m.在55 Eccles St.三楼详情请致电徐欣 Susan Xu 613-238-8210 转 2507.

    Chinese Parenting Group

    中文“完美难求”亲子教育小组 对象0-5岁孩子的家长,免费幼儿看护。协助父母了解子女的身体、心理,安全及行为的发展,成为陪伴孩子成长的父母。每周六上午9:30-11:30 a.m.在55 Eccles St.三楼详情请致电徐欣 Susan Xu 613-238-8210 转 2507.

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Dental Screening
    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and dental health information provided at Somerset West CHC on the 2nd Friday of every month. Other services available include Healthy Smiles... SEE MORE

    Dental Screening

    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and dental health information provided at Somerset West CHC on the 2nd Friday of every month. Other services available include Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment and denture cleaning.

    To book an appointment, please call 613-238-1220. All ages welcome!

     

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

  • Headstart Nursery School Programs
    Nanny Goat Hill Nursery School and Queensway Preschool offer subsidized morning or afternoon spaces for children 18 months to 5 years. Programs include enriched early childhood education, parental... SEE MORE

    Headstart Nursery School Programs

    Nanny Goat Hill Nursery School and Queensway Preschool offer subsidized morning or afternoon spaces for children 18 months to 5 years. Programs include enriched early childhood education, parental support, & speech and language assessments. Transportation is available within our service area. For more info call 613-235-7561.

  • Parent Support Calendar | Summer 2016
    Full calendar of prenatal, child & youth programs!

    Parent Support Calendar | Summer 2016

    Full calendar of prenatal, child & youth programs!

  • Parenting Support Services
    Programs are offered to parents, caregivers and their children 0-6 years old. Services include referrals, home visits, toy library, information on child development & many other available... SEE MORE

    Parenting Support Services

    Programs are offered to parents, caregivers and their children 0-6 years old. Services include referrals, home visits, toy library, information on child development & many other available resources. For more info call 613-238-8210 ext. 2504. English, French & Chinese parenting programs are available.

  • Playgroup for Dad's, Uncles, Grandpa's and their kids!
    Join us for a FREE playgroup Seahorses Gym Squad for Fathers, Grandfathers, father figures etc. and their children ages 3 to 7.  Activities... SEE MORE

    Playgroup for Dad's, Uncles, Grandpa's and their kids!

    Join us for a FREE playgroup Seahorses Gym Squad for Fathers, Grandfathers, father figures etc. and their children ages 3 to 7.  Activities include, sports, snacks and play time.

    Connaught Public School

    1149 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa

    Please call Wendy for more information at 613-238-8210 ext 2503

     

  • Playgroups and Toy Library
    Playgroups offer age-appropriate, early learning opportunities for children between the ages of birth and 5 years of age. Early Childhood Development Workers provide interactive activities including... SEE MORE

    Playgroups and Toy Library

    Playgroups offer age-appropriate, early learning opportunities for children between the ages of birth and 5 years of age. Early Childhood Development Workers provide interactive activities including songs, crafts, stories and games. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to participate and healthy snacks are provided during programming time. Playgroups are located throughout our service area, and also offer toy lending, parenting support and referrals to other community resources. For more information on days, times and locations please call 613-238-8210 ext 2504.

    Groupes de jeux pour enfants

    Les groupes de jeu offrent aux enfants (de la naissance à l’âge de cinq ans) un apprentissage adapté à leur âge.  Les travailleuses en développement de la petite enfance offrent des activités interactives, y compris des chansons, du bricolage, des histoires, une variété de jeux et une collation saine. Parents, grands-parents et responsables sont aussi encouragés à participer. Les services de base suivant sont offerts : informations divers et aiguillage ainsi que des ressources pour les parents. Pour connaitre l’horaire et les lieux de rencontre, veuillez appeler au 613-238-8210, poste 2504.

    社康中心的游戏小组为家长和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。游戏小组在本中心的辖区内,另外还有家庭教育支持,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。

  • Soutien aux Parents
    Programmes offerts aux parents et responsables des enfants de 12 ans et moins.  Nos services comprennent des groupes de jeu, une halte accueil offrant un soutien à l’allaitement, des visites à... SEE MORE

    Soutien aux Parents

    Programmes offerts aux parents et responsables des enfants de 12 ans et moins.  Nos services comprennent des groupes de jeu, une halte accueil offrant un soutien à l’allaitement, des visites à domicile et plusieurs ressources sur le développement des enfants. Pour plus d’informations, appelez Kimberly au 613-238-8210 poste 2504.

  • Toi, moi et la mère l’Oie
    Une session de bonheur et d’amitié! Enrichissez votre répertoire de comptines et de chansons tout en rencontrant d’autres parents.... SEE MORE

    Toi, moi et la mère l’Oie

    Une session de bonheur et d’amitié! Enrichissez votre répertoire de comptines et de chansons tout en rencontrant d’autres parents. Programme gratuit pour parents et nourrissons (âgés de moins d’un an). Sessions offertes les lundis à la succursale Rosemount (30 avenue Rosemount, 2ième étage) de 10h – 11h30. Aucune inscription requise!

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Well Baby/Breastfeeding Support Drop-In
    Weekly education and support to parents of babies up to 24 months of age. Advice on breastfeeding, nutrition, safety & infant development are available from several professionals including a... SEE MORE

    Well Baby/Breastfeeding Support Drop-In

    Weekly education and support to parents of babies up to 24 months of age. Advice on breastfeeding, nutrition, safety & infant development are available from several professionals including a lactation consultant, dietitian, nurse and parent educator. Program runs on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm. For more info call Bonnie at 613-238-1220 ext 2352

  • Youth Drop-In
    For youth 13-17 years of age to access games, activities, computers, homework help, volunteer opportunities, and snacks. Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the... SEE MORE

    Youth Drop-In

    For youth 13-17 years of age to access games, activities, computers, homework help, volunteer opportunities, and snacks. Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rosemount Branch. For more info, call 613-238-8210 ext. 5202.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • 成龍成鳳──在你手中 Parenting in the Canadian Context
    對象:子女在讀小學年齡的父母 目的:幫助華裔父母認識加拿大 的教育 與文化問題、及探討如何與成長 中的子女相處。613-238-8210

    成龍成鳳──在你手中 Parenting in the Canadian Context

    對象:子女在讀小學年齡的父母

    目的:幫助華裔父母認識加拿大

    的教育 與文化問題、及探討如何與成長

    中的子女相處。613-238-8210

Lung Health Program

  • Community-Based Pulmonary Rehab
    For individuals living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Ottawa. Program includes education, exercise, self-management skills and on-going follow-up. Monday to Friday at the... SEE MORE

    Community-Based Pulmonary Rehab

    For individuals living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Ottawa. Program includes education, exercise, self-management skills and on-going follow-up.

    Monday to Friday at the Rosemount Branch

    For more info, call 613-288-0163.

    Referral Form for Providers

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Primary Care Asthma Program (PCAP)
    Assessment, evaluation and education on asthma care by a Certified Asthma Educator. For more info, call 613-288-0163. Referral... SEE MORE

    Primary Care Asthma Program (PCAP)

    Assessment, evaluation and education on asthma care by a Certified Asthma Educator.

    For more info, call 613-288-0163.

    Referral Form for Providers

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • STOP: Smoking Cessation
    For people who want to quit smoking! Participants have access to free counselling and 26 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy. This program is part of the STOP study through the Centre of... SEE MORE

    STOP: Smoking Cessation

    For people who want to quit smoking! Participants have access to free counselling and 26 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy. This program is part of the STOP study through the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Participants must live in the Somerset West CHC service area

    Monday to Friday at the Rosemount Branch

    Registration required. Call 613-288-0163.

    Journey 2 Quit: A Workbook to Help You Quit Smoking

    Vers l'abandon du tabac: Un guide pour vous aider à cesser de fumer

    Referral Form for Providers

    Locations: Rosemount Branch

Mental Health

  • Coping with Anxiety & Panic
    Free 8-week educational group for people who have anxiety and experience panic attacks. Sessions will help people understand what causes anxiety and learn positive skills to cope with anxiety and... SEE MORE

    Coping with Anxiety & Panic

    Free 8-week educational group for people who have anxiety and experience panic attacks. Sessions will help people understand what causes anxiety and learn positive skills to cope with anxiety and panic attacks.

    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. at the Eccles Branch
    Runs from May 10 to June 28, 2016

    Register by calling Roman at (613) 238-8210 ext. 2240

    Transportation and childcare expenses covered with advance registration!

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Counselling Services
    Free individual, short-term counselling for adults to help with a wide range of issues including mental health, relationships, domestic violence, and abuse. Services are available by appointment in... SEE MORE

    Counselling Services

    Free individual, short-term counselling for adults to help with a wide range of issues including mental health, relationships, domestic violence, and abuse.

    Services are available by appointment in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Cambodian. For anyone living in the Somerset West CHC service area

    Monday to Friday at the Eccles and Rosemount Branches

    Call 613-238-8210 for more info.

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Craving Change
    Does your eating sometimes feel out of control? Do you often eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad? This 3-week workshop will help you: Understand why you eat the way you do Learn to manage... SEE MORE

    Craving Change

    Does your eating sometimes feel out of control? Do you often eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad?

    This 3-week workshop will help you:

    • Understand why you eat the way you do
    • Learn to manage emotional eating habits
    • Change your thinking, change your eating!

    July 7, 14 and 21

    9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Rosemount Branch (30 Rosemount Avenue)

    Register by calling Bonnie Baxter (dietitian) or Carmen Sadoway (social worker) at 613-238-8210.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Social Services Walk-In
    The Social Services Walk-In provides practical assistance, crisis support, and information and referrals for people who require immediate help with a personal crisis. For any person living in the... SEE MORE

    Social Services Walk-In

    The Social Services Walk-In provides practical assistance, crisis support, and information and referrals for people who require immediate help with a personal crisis. For any person living in the Somerset West CHC service area. No appointment required!

    Monday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. at the Eccles Branch

    Tuesday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. at the Rosemount Branch

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • The Walk-In Counselling Clinic
    Free counselling for individuals, couples, and families in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. No appointments necessary! Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Eccles... SEE MORE

    The Walk-In Counselling Clinic

    Free counselling for individuals, couples, and families in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. No appointments necessary!

    Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Eccles Branch (last walk-in session is at 4 p.m.)

    森瑪錫西社康中心

    將於三月八日開始,

    逢星期二、上午十一時至下午五時半,

    為個人、夫婦、家庭,

    以粵語、國語及英語

    提供「無需預約諮商服務」。

    歡迎任何人士,無需預約。


            

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

    Locations: Eccles Branch

Pregnancy Care

  • 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 Resources
    SWCHC is proud to be certified by the Baby-Friendly Initiative of the World Health Organization. You will find extensive support for breastfeeding from all our staff, including our lactation... SEE MORE

    Breastfeeding Resources

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

    You can meet the lactation consultant during your pregnancy and have the opportunity to attend a prenatal breastfeeding class. After delivery, our lactation consultants are available for individual appointments. SWCHC also offers a weekly Well Baby Drop-In program every Wednesday afternoon starting at 1:30 pm for ongoing infant feeding and parenting support for babies up to 18 months of age. For more information on parenting support programs and services please see our program guide on this website.

  • Chinese Prenatal Classes
    This seven week prenatal program offers information in both Mandarin and Cantonese on healthy pregnancy, labour, delivery and community resources. For information call May Yip at 613-238-1220.

    Chinese Prenatal Classes

    This seven week prenatal program offers information in both Mandarin and Cantonese on healthy pregnancy, labour, delivery and community resources. For information call May Yip at 613-238-1220.

  • First Steps: Prenatal Nutrition Program
    Prenatal nutrition tips and support by a dietitian and parent educator. Healthy food and bus tickets provided. Tuesdays 1-3pm. Call Bonnie at 613-238-8210 ext. 2352.

    First Steps: Prenatal Nutrition Program

    Prenatal nutrition tips and support by a dietitian and parent educator. Healthy food and bus tickets provided.

    Tuesdays 1-3pm. 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. Please click here for the referral form. 

    If you have any questions about the timing or appropriateness of a referral, please call SWCHC at 613-238-1220 and ask to leave a message for one of our obstetric doctors.

  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes
    Our prenatal breastfeeding class offers pregnant women and their partners education about breastfeeding and information on how to prepare to breastfeed. Offered on a monthly basis at both of our... SEE MORE

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

    Our prenatal breastfeeding class offers pregnant women and their partners education about breastfeeding and information on how to prepare to breastfeed. Offered on a monthly basis at both of our branches.

    Rosemount Branch (Mondays)

    • May 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • June 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Eccles Branch (Tuesdays)

    • May 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
    • June 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Registration required. Please call 613-238-1220 to register.

  • Well Baby/Breastfeeding Support Drop-In
    Weekly education and support to parents of babies up to 24 months of age. Advice on breastfeeding, nutrition, safety & infant development are available from several professionals including a... SEE MORE

    Well Baby/Breastfeeding Support Drop-In

    Weekly education and support to parents of babies up to 24 months of age. Advice on breastfeeding, nutrition, safety & infant development are available from several professionals including a lactation consultant, dietitian, nurse and parent educator. Program runs on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm. For more info call Bonnie at 613-238-1220 ext 2352

  • 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.

  • Who can become our patient?
    The SWCHC pregnancy team provides care to women with low-risk pregnancies, who will deliver at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Carling Avenue. We offer care to existing patients of our Centre in... SEE MORE

    Who can become our patient?

    The SWCHC pregnancy team provides care to women with low-risk pregnancies, who will deliver at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Carling Avenue. We offer care to existing patients of our Centre in their pregnancies, and we also accept referrals from other physicians and nurse practitioners for prenatal care. If you are a referring provider, please see the "Refer a patient for prenatal care" section. We are able to care for most women who are referred to us, but occasionally a complication arises that is outside our scope of practice and we will consult with our obstetrician colleagues.

    Pregnant women can self-refer by calling 613-238-1220. Our medical office assistant will ask a few questions like, your estimated due date, and book an appointment for you.

    Those who live outside our catchment area will need to find a 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.

    Women without health insurance such as OHIP or IFH are welcome at SWCHC. Physician appointments and other services at our centre are provided free of charge, as are some diagnostic tests. SWCHC is not however able to cover the cost of your hospital stay. If you do not have health insurance, be sure to discuss this with the 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

Primary Healthcare

  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Services are available by appointment for any person living in the Somerset West CHC... SEE MORE

    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Services are available by appointment for any person living in the Somerset West CHC service area

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Eccles Branch

    Call 613-238-1220 to book an appointment.

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Anonymous Rapid HIV Testing
    Anonymous HIV testing for anyone 14 years of age or older at risk of contracting, or believes they may have contracted, HIV. No appointment necessary, results available the same day. Monday to Friday... SEE MORE

    Anonymous Rapid HIV Testing

    Anonymous HIV testing for anyone 14 years of age or older at risk of contracting, or believes they may have contracted, HIV. No appointment necessary, results available the same day.

    Monday to Friday at the Eccles and Rosemount Walk-In Clinics and at established outreach sites in Ottawa

    Call 613-238-8210 for more info or read our Anonymous HIV Testing FAQs.

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Couples HIV Testing
    For men who identify as gay or bisexual and for any men who have sex with men. Questions? Read our ... SEE MORE

    Couples HIV Testing

    For men who identify as gay or bisexual and for any men who have sex with men.

    Questions? Read our Couples HIV Testing FAQ Sheet or call Sarah for more details!

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Dental Screening
    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and dental health information provided at Somerset West CHC on the 2nd Friday of every month. Other services available include Healthy Smiles... SEE MORE

    Dental Screening

    Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and dental health information provided at Somerset West CHC on the 2nd Friday of every month. Other services available include Healthy Smiles Ontario enrolment and denture cleaning.

    To book an appointment, please call 613-238-1220. All ages welcome!

     

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

  • Foot Care and Chiropody
    Foot and nail care, orthotics, and support and education about proper foot care for any person living in the Somerset West CHC service area. A chiropodist is also... SEE MORE

    Foot Care and Chiropody

    Foot and nail care, orthotics, and support and education about proper foot care for any person living in the Somerset West CHC service area. A chiropodist is also available to provide more complex care if required.  

    Available at the Eccles Branch

    Call 613-238-1220 for more information.

    Locations: Eccles Branch
  • Medical Walk-In Clinic
    Full range of health care services provided by Nurse Practitioners, including assessment, treatment and internal referrals as required. For anyone living in the Somerset West CHC ... SEE MORE

    Medical Walk-In Clinic

    Full range of health care services provided by Nurse Practitioners, including assessment, treatment and internal referrals as required. For anyone living in the Somerset West CHC service area, including those without a health card or permanent address. No appointments necessary.

    Monday to Friday the Eccles Branch and Rosemount Branch

    Hours of Operation

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC)
    The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC) serves government-assisted refugees (GARs). Services include medical screening and treatment of urgent medical needs (incl. short-term follow-up), a TB clinic, women’... SEE MORE

    Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC)

    The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic (ONC) serves government-assisted refugees (GARs). Services include medical screening and treatment of urgent medical needs (incl. short-term follow-up), a TB clinic, women’s health checkups, immunizations and more. The ONC also assists with connecting clients to primary healthcare providers in their community.

    Monday: 1-5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Call 613-691-0192 for more info.

    Location

    219 Argyle Ave., Level B
    Ottawa ON  K2P 2H4

     

  • Primary Care Services
    A comprehensive range of health services provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians and other allied health professionals at both Somerset West CHC branches (... SEE MORE

    Primary Care Services

    A comprehensive range of health services provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians and other allied health professionals at both Somerset West CHC branches (Eccles St. and Rosemount Ave.). Services include lactation consultations, dietitian consultations, acupuncture, outreach, and foot care and chiropody.

    To become a registered client of one of our physicians or nurse practitioners, you must live in our service area. For more information on becoming a client, please call 613-238-1220.

    Locations: Eccles Branch, Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Rooming House Outreach
    An outreach Nurse Practitioner and a Community Health Worker provide health care, mental health support, referrals, practical assistance and advocacy to tenants in local rooming houses in the... SEE MORE

    Rooming House Outreach

    An outreach Nurse Practitioner and a Community Health Worker provide health care, mental health support, referrals, practical assistance and advocacy to tenants in local rooming houses in the Somerset West CHC service area.

    Tuesdays: 1-5 p.m.

    For more information, call 613-238-8210.

  • 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

Seniors

  • Blood Pressure and Blood Screening Checks
    Blood pressure and blood screening checks are for seniors 60 years and older and are held regularly across our service area at various locations. Clinics are held in English, French, Chinese and... SEE MORE

    Blood Pressure and Blood Screening Checks

    Blood pressure and blood screening checks are for seniors 60 years and older and are held regularly across our service area at various locations. Clinics are held in English, French, Chinese and Vietnamese. For more information on times and locations in English and French call 613-238-8210 ext 2351, in Chinese ext 2318 and in Vietnamese ext 2348.

  • Chinese Exercise Program
    A variety of different exercise and social activities for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking seniors. Mandarin group is Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am at the Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St). The Cantonese... SEE MORE

    Chinese Exercise Program

    A variety of different exercise and social activities for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking seniors. Mandarin group is Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am at the Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St). The Cantonese group is Monday 10:30-11:30 am at Yet Keen Seniors Centre (211 Bronson Ave.). For more information, call 613-238-1220 ext 2318.

  • Exercise Class for Seniors
    Free chair exercise classes with some standing for balance exercises. Participants will work on improving range of motion, rhythm and coordination, and strength and balance. Wednesdays, 2:45 pm - 3:... SEE MORE

    Exercise Class for Seniors

    Free chair exercise classes with some standing for balance exercises. Participants will work on improving range of motion, rhythm and coordination, and strength and balance.

    Wednesdays, 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm at the Rosemount Branch.

    For more info, call the Champlain CCAC at 613-310-2222.

    Offered in partnership with the Champlain CCAC and Family Physiotherapy Centres.

    Locations: Rosemount Branch
  • Primary Care Outreach
    Our outreach nursing team provides health assessments, counselling, advocacy, and community information to frail and/or isolated seniors (65 years of age or older) in their homes. For more ... SEE MORE

    Primary Care Outreach

    Our outreach nursing team provides health assessments, counselling, advocacy, and community information to frail and/or isolated seniors (65 years of age or older) in their homes. For more information, call 1-844-726-5115.

  • Senior’s Community Kitchen
    Are you finding it difficult to cook healthy meals for one or two people? Are you looking for ways to prepare healthy and delicious meals on a budget?    The Senior’s Community Kitchen is a... SEE MORE

    Senior’s Community Kitchen

    Are you finding it difficult to cook healthy meals for one or two people? Are you looking for ways to prepare healthy and delicious meals on a budget? 
     
    The Senior’s Community Kitchen is a monthly group where participants socialize, cook and eat together.  Have fun trying new recipes and adapting old favourites to help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health issues. 
     
    For more information please contact Deidra at 613-238-1220 ext. 2248.
     

     

  • Shopping Groups
    Weekly Monday morning transportation for seniors (60+) to local grocery store and shopping mall. Please call in advance if you would like to participate as seating is limited. For more information... SEE MORE

    Shopping Groups

    Weekly Monday morning transportation for seniors (60+) to local grocery store and shopping mall. Please call in advance if you would like to participate as seating is limited. For more information please call 613-238-8210 ext. 2351. Dành cho người cao niên hoặc người có bệnh kinh niên và thiếu phương tiện di chuyển vào sáng Thứ Hai đầu tháng.

  • Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre
    Located at 211 Bronson Ave, this program promotes physical and mental well-being of its members by providing them with facilities for social contact and participation in health and recreational... SEE MORE

    Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre

    Located at 211 Bronson Ave, this program promotes physical and mental well-being of its members by providing them with facilities for social contact and participation in health and recreational activities. For more info please call Anna at 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 Senior's Day Centre