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Organization: Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Public Health - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention  
Phone Numbers: Ottawa Public Health Information 613-580-6744
Toll-Free: 1-866-426-8885
Teletype: 613-580-9656
After Hours: 3-1-1 ; 613-580-2400
Fax: 613-580-9644
100 Constellation Dr, 7th Flr E
Ottawa, ON
K2G 6J8
Intersection: Centrepointe Dr and Baseline Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Executives: Vera Etches - Acting Medical Officer of Health
613-580-6744 ext 23675
Contacts: Bahy Njaim Meyer - Supervisor
613-580-6744 ext 23771
Esther Moghadam - Manager, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
613-580-6744 ext 23789
Service Description: Provides services that improve and promote the health, development and quality of life for children, youth, adults, older adults and their families as well as reduce preventable chronic diseases and injuries. Responsible for fostering supportive environments that strengthen community capacity and encourage the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviours

Prenatal Education: Online classes available across the City of Ottawa facilitated by a Public Health Nurse

Parenting in Ottawa Drop-ins: Located across the City of Ottawa and are for expectant parents, parents and guardians of children from birth to 6 years of age. Public Health Nurses provide information and support about breastfeeding, parenting, growth and development, healthy eating and being active

Immunization Clinics: The Immunization Centre at Ottawa Public Health provides immunization services to children up to 18 years of age and adults having difficulty accessing publicly funded vaccines in the community and/or requiring assessment of out of country immunization records. The clinic is open during regular business hours, except on statutory holidays, and evenings on select weekdays. The clinic runs by appointment only. If interested in booking an appointment, you can do so by calling the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744.

School Immunization Clinics
Public Health Nurses provide required immunizations at school, which are publicly funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The onsite school clinics are for Grade 7 students to receive Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningococcal Vaccine at over 100 Ottawa Schools. To access this program for homeschooled and eligible students in alternate school situations, the program provides a monthly evening “catch-up” clinic for students in grades 7-12 and supports physicians in the community to immunize students unable to receive vaccination in a group setting.

Immunization Surveillance: Ensures that all children who attend childcare centers or schools in Ottawa have up to date immunization records. Parents or caregivers who attend childcare centers and schools must provide this information to Ottawa Public Health. Proof of immunization against nine vaccine-preventable diseases is required according to the Province of Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act. Children in childcare centres must have proof of immunization against 12 vaccine-preventable diseases as per the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario. Parents can view and update their child’s immunization record at

Alcohol Discussion: Facilitated discussions with volunteer associations about alcohol related harms in our community

Fall Prevention: Self-assessment screening tool, “Staying Independent Checklist,” a sample of Strength and Balance exercises for older adults, and a fall prevention online learning module designed to give anyone working with older adults, volunteers, friends regarding prevention and information on how to prevent falls

Better Strength, Better Balance!: A free beginner-level exercise and education program for adults 65+

Workplace Health: Variety of resources available to assist Ottawa workplaces to create psychologically healthy and safe environments. Learn more here

Smoking Cessation: support to help individuals who wish to quit smoking. To learn more, individuals can call 1-877-376-1701 or visit

Have THAT talk: Mental Health promotion videos, resources and activity guides for parents, the workplace and entire community avaible online. Learn more here

Mental Health Caregiver Guide: A Guide for Caregivers of Persons Living with Mental Illness or Experiencing Mental Health Challenges. Learn more here

Caregiver Guide: A guide for caregivers who provide unpaid care to a relative or friend who is ill, frail or disabled. Learn more here

Fees: None
Application: Call for more information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: No restrictions
Languages: English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Language Note: in 170 languages. Available upon request.
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Child and Youth Community Health Care Programs
Parenting Education
Prenatal Classes and Programs

This information was last completely updated on March 13, 2018

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