Description and Services
Description (Service) Health centre focused on family and community health

Primary Health Care:
* Medical clinic staffed by family physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses / community clinics
* Nutrition: individual and group support provided by registered dietitians
* Clean Needle Exchange / Safe Inhalation
* Diabetes Education
* Falls Prevention program
* Primary Care Outreach for Seniors
* Dental Screening
* Nursing foot care
* Sexual Health Services
* Lunghealth Program

Community Health:
* Community Development: advocacy, education and supports to community residents to increase involvement in the community
* Multicultural Outreach: assistance to newcomers to facilitate integration into existing services
* Health Promotion: focusing on enabling people to increase control of their health and address determinants of health
* Community House Coordination: develop and facilitate programs and outreach to five low-income housing communities, support to planning and community initiatives
* Safety and Trust: support to community leaders and training to support the development of healthy communities and address issues of concern
* Youth Programming: homework clubs, United Sisters program for girls 10-14, training, workshops and events for youth, Somali Youth leadership and skills development
* Pathways to Education: support to high school students from low-income communities to help complete high school and move on to post-secondary education: tutoring, mentoring, financial and advocacy support

PQ Employment Services:
* PQ Employment Services: bring the right people together with the resources they need to find sucess * for job seekers, employers and government programs.
* Youth Job Link: designed to help youth (ages 15-29), including students, to plan their careers and transition into the labour market
* Youth Placements: Employment Services provides an entry point for youth to long-term employment through paid placement opportunities
* Canada Ontario Job Grant program: provides financial support to individual employers who want to purchase training for their employees

Employment Programs:
* Youth LEAD Employment Program: assists permanent resident and refugee youth between the ages of 15-29 to develop skills and experience working in Canada
* Job1: provide students in Ottawa's west end aged 15 to 19 with a volunteer experience in the retail industry
* Launch!: entrepreneurship program for under-served youth age 18-29 years
* Youth Entrepreneurship Networking Group of Ottawa (YENGO): improve entrepreneurship opportunities for aspiring youth entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs in Ottawa
* Future Builders: 15 week program that provides pre-apprenticeship training and work experience to youth with barriers to employment (aged 16-29 years) in residential construction trades (i.e. general carpentry)
* Millennium Learning Centre: access to computers aimed at job seekers, workshops on specific software (currently closed)

Children and Family Services:
* Headstart Nursery School: subsidized preschool program
* Early Years Centre: universal access, information and referrals for parents and caregivers with children 0 to 6, bilingual designation
* Leaping Lizards: after-school programming for children 4 to 6
* Toy Lending Libraries: educational and recreational toys
* Circle of Support: parenting support for Somali and Arabic families
* Pre-Post Natal Programs: focus on infant care, parent education, nutrition program for high risk pregnant women
* School's Cool: school readiness program for 3 and 4 year olds

Specialized Preschool Programs:
* First Words: screening clinics and treatment for children with speech language developmental delays
* Infant Hearing: screening of all newborns born deaf or at risk of deafness
* Blind/Low Vision: intervention and consultation services for families with infants diagnosed as blind or low-vision

Mental Health:
* Assertive Community Treatment Team: support and treatment to those with severe persistent illness
* Multicultural Case Management: information, support and referrals for new Canadians with severe and persistent mental illness
* Families First: housing assistance
* System Navigation: increase client self-efficacy and autonomy
Hours Administration Mon-Wed 8:30 am-8:30 pm * Thu-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Clinic Mon-Wed 8:30 am-8:30 pm * Thu 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Year-round
Areas Served Ottawa
Boundaries North-South: Ottawa River to Baseline Rd * East-West: Sherbourne Rd/Maitland Ave to Queensway and west to Woodroffe Ave to Bayshore area * communities of Nepean, Rideau, Osgoode and Manotick serviced by South Nepean Community Health Centre
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Walk in services no longer available * call for an appointment 
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Languages English ; French - only in designated programs ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Abused Women ; Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Children of Abused Women/Men ; Assertive Community Treatment ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Baby Clothing ; Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Drop In Centres ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ~ Hearing Loss ; Early Literacy Development Programs ; Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance ; Family Support Centres/Outreach ; Formula/Baby Food ; General Expectant/New Parent Assistance Programs ; General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education ; Hearing Screening ~ Infants/Toddlers ; Homework Help Programs ; Housing Expense Assistance ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Juvenile Delinquency Prevention ; Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution ; Leadership Development ~ Adolescents ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Nutrition Education ~ Pregnant Women ; Outreach Programs ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Parent Support Groups ~ Middle East Community ; Parent Support Groups ~ Somali Community ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ~ Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Parents ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Girls ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ~ Children ; Preschools ; Psychiatric Case Management ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Special Education Classes/Centres ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Communication Impairments ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ; Tax Preparation Assistance ; Toys/Toy Loan ; Utility Assistance ; Well Baby Drop In Centres
Waiting List Not for most programs
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration 613-820-4922 * Medical Clinic 613-820-2001
Toll Free Phone Infant Hearing Program 1-866-432-7447
Fax Administration 613-288-3407 * Medical Clinic 613-820-2006
Social Media Facebook Twitter YouTube
Volunteer Coordinator Kristy Taylor, Coordinator of Volunteers and Students; Phone: 613-820-4922 ext 3452; Email:
Primary Executive Wanda MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 613-820-4922 ext 3375; Email:
Alternate Name CHRC ; CHRCS ; CSC ; PQCHC
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1365 Richmond Rd, 2nd Flr
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
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Intersection Richmond Rd and Carling Ave
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established 1979
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Champlain Local Health Integration Network ; Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 130572407 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Community Organizational Health Inc. * Member of the Association of Ontario Health Centres

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