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Programs & Services

SWCHC is well known for its excellent Community Health Centre (CHC) model and its professional health services team, but it has also become a leader in offering a wide range of community-building activities and advocacy programs.

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    Acupuncture

    Acupuncture involves placing needles into specific points on the body to reduce pain.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Existing Somerset West Community Health Centre clients

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    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) COVID-19 Wellness Webinars

    Let's be in charge of our wellness! Webinars developed for the community, by the community

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Anyone that identifies as African, Caribbean, Black (ACB)

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    African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) HIV Prevention

    Outreach and capacity building around HIV prevention in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities in Ottawa.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone that identifies as African, Caribbean, Black (ACB)

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    After-School Program

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

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Children ages 6-12

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    Anonymous HIV Testing

    Anonymous HIV Testing appointments from Monday to Friday at our main branch at 55 Eccles.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone 14 years of age or older at risk of contracting, or believes they may have contracted, HIV/AIDS.

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    Anti-Racism Community Initiative

    Our anti-racism community projects work to create community-based solutions to fight racism and discrimination.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Ages 19+

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    Breastfeeding Support

    Breastfeeding support is available from our lactation consultant.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    People that are breastfeeding

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    Building Community... Together

    Ensuring new construction projects include affordable housing and authentically consult on West Centretown’s needs.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Ages 19+

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    Buns in the Oven

    Join our online session for fun activities, yummy snacks, and pregnancy tips and tricks.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Expectant moms

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    Chair Fitness Exercise Class

    Improve your range of motion, coordination, strength and balance at this free weekly exercise class.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    All ages welcome

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    Chinese Pregnancy Circle

    This six-week program is for expecting parents who speak Mandarin.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Expectant Parents

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    Chinese Seniors Physical Fitness Program

    Trainer Gary Campbell leads a weekly exercise class for Chinese seniors.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Chinese Seniors 60 years and older

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    Clothing Cupboard

    Need some new kid's clothes?

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Families

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    Complex Respiratory Care Program

    The Complex Respiratory Care Program is a community based respiratory therapy outreach program.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People with COPD

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    Counselling

    Help with a wide range of issues including mental health, relationships, abuse, and coping with grief and loss.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    18+

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    Counselling Connect

    We want to make sure that everyone who needs counselling can get it.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Everyone

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    Counselling for the Chinese Community

    Individuals and families, appointment-based counselling for the Chinese community.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Individuals and families from the Chinese community

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    Craving Change

    Craving Change is a four week workshop that helps people change their eating habits.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Everyone

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    Dental Screening

    A dental hygienist from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) offering free services by appointment.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Everyone

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    Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Response Team

    We provide resources, peer support, overdose response and more.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Everyone at risk of overdose

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    Feeding Your Baby Workshop

    Learn everything you need to know about feeding your baby from 3 to 12 months.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Parents or caregivers with children 6-12 months

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    Foot Care and Chiropody

    Our footcare team offers foot and nail care, orthotics and education about proper foot care.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Everyone

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    Good Food Box

    Boxes of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables grown close to home and delivered to the Eccles Branch, once a month.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    All ages

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    Good Food Market

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

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Everyone

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    Headstart Programs

    Programs include enriched early childhood education, parenting support, and speech and language assessments.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Children aged 15 months to 5 years

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    Homeless Crisis Outreach Project

    Homeless Crisis Outreach Workers provide outreach supports to street involved persons in crisis during COVID-19.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Street involved persons experiencing crisis

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    Income Tax Clinics

    Once a year, we engage volunteers through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) to file simple tax returns for people who meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Clients of SWCHC

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    Les Libellules

    A free French playgroup for parents and infants 0-6 months old.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    French-speaking parents with children up to 6 months

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    Lung Health

    Somerset West Community Health Centre offers a range of services for those with chronic lung disease.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People with COPD

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    Mental Health and Counselling Supports

    We are offering single-session counselling sessions by phone.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Anyone age 18+

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    Multicultural Health Navigator Program

    We help refugees and immigrants navigate the Canadian health system.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Newcomers

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    Needle Exchange and Safer Inhalation (Gear, Van and Outreach)

    Needle Exchange + Safer Inhalation (NESI) offers harm reduction services for people who use drugs in a non-judgmental environment.

    Status

    Modified

    For Who:

    People who use drugs

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    Obstetrical Care

    Expecting a baby? Our physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioners offer friendly, personal care to women with low-risk pregnancies who will deliver at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People that are pregnant

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    Ottawa Community Lung Health Program

    Providing an evidence-based approach that improves the health and quality of life of people living with COPD.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People wtih COPD

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    Ottawa Language Access

    Are you a health care provider who wants to learn about how you can access interpretation services in Ottawa?

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Health Care Providers

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    Ottawa Newcomer Clinic

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

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Newcomers

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    Peers Helping Peers

    Peers take part in meetings and training sessions that focus on connecting people, building skills and empowerment.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    people who live in Rochester Heights, Mechanicsville and for members of the Yet Keen Seniors Centre.

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    Playgroups and Parenting Support

    Interactive, age-appropriate activities including songs, crafts, stories, and games for children from birth to age 6 and their parents and/or caregivers to learn through play.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Children up to age 6 years

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    Prenatal Breastfeeding Sessions

    Our prenatal breastfeeding session offers pregnant women and their partner's education about breastfeeding and information on how to prepare to breastfeed.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People that are pregnant and their partners

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    Prenatal Care

    We accept referrals from family physicians and nurse practitioners for prenatal care.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People that are pregnant

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    Primary Care Asthma Program

    Learn how to identify symptoms, manage medications, and master breathing and medical device techniques.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Existing Somerset West Community Health Centre clients only

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    Primary Care Outreach

    Our Primary Care Outreach team comprises a nurse and community health workers.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Seniors 65 years and older

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    Primary Care Services

    Our team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and more offer a range of medical services at our Eccles and Rosemount locations.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Existing clients of the centre

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    Primary Care Walk-In Clinics

    Somerset West Community Health Centre now has a virtual walk-in clinic.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

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

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    Programme Parascolaire

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

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Children ages 6-12

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    Rochester Heights Community House

    The Rochester Heights Community House offers a variety of educational, recreational, and social programs for residents of the Somerset West Service Area.

    Status

    Modified

    For Who:

    All ages

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    Rooming House Outreach

    A nurse practitioner and a community health worker are out in the community every Tuesday.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People living in rooming houses

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    Seniors' Community Kitchen

    Have fun trying new recipes and adapting old favourites to help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health issues!

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Seniors 60 years and older

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    Shopping Group

    Weekly transportation for seniors to a local grocery store and shopping mall and back.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    60 Years and Older

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    Smoking Cessation

    Up to 26 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy coupled with individual smoking cessation counseling.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People that smoke

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    Social Services

    Somerset West Community Health Center's language assistance services include counseling on financial and mental health problems, application forms, social services benefits, and more.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone ages 18+

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    Social Services Matter Campaign

    With our partners, we are advocating to the City of Ottawa for increased resources for community and social services.

    Status

    For Who:

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    Social Services Walk-In

    Our counsellors offer practical assistance, crisis support, and information and referrals (in English) Monday to Friday on a call in or drop-in basis.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

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

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    Supervised Consumption and Treatment Service

    The Consumption and Treatment service (CTS) is a health service that provides a safe and hygienic environment where people bringing pre-obtained drugs can pop, snort or inject drugs under the supervision of medical staff.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People who use drugs

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    Support Line for African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Communities

    Are you feeling sad, anxious, confused or overwhelmed by life's struggles and dealing with COVID-19 impacts?

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Anyone that identifies as African, Caribbean, or Black

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    Tai Chi and Qigong

    This exercise class is for people living with chronic conditions.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    This exercise class is for people living with chronic conditions.

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    The Place to Be Drop-In

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

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Adults

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    The Walk-In Counselling Clinic

    Counselling for individuals, couples, and families in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    Individuals, couples, and families

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    Toi, moi et la mère l'Oie

    A fun and interactive session for children less than one year old.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Parents and children less than 1 year old

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    Vietnamese Drop-In

    This is a social drop in for Vietnamese community members.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Vietnamese speaking adults (18+)

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    Well Baby Drop-In

    Our lactation consultant, dietitian and early childhood educator is here to support you!

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    Parents or caregivers and babies less than 12 months

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    Wellness Clinic

    Health clinic services for our Chinese-speaking senior's community.

    Status

    Inactive

    For Who:

    All Chinese-speaking elders over 60 years old are welcome to participate. No appointment is required.

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    What to Expect at Delivery

    Status

    Active

    For Who:

    People that are pregnant and their families

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    What to Expect at SWCHC When You're Expecting!

    The Somerset West Community Health Centre pregnancy team is privileged that you have chosen us to be part of this most exciting time for you and your family.

    Status

    For Who:

    People that are pregnant and their families

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    Yet Keen Seniors' Day Centre

    Yet Keen is a day program that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of Chinese-speaking seniors.
    Yet Keen is currently operating remotely and on online platforms due to COVID.

    Status

    Virtual

    For Who:

    Seniors over age of 60