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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: Isra Levy - Medical Officer of Health
613-580-6744 ext 23681
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, seniors 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 as well as in person classes that are 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: Influenza Immunization Clinics * Immunization Catch-up Services * School Immunization Clinics
Immunization Assessment: Families with complicated immunization histories or with no proof of vaccine history can make an appointment to meet with a Public Health Nurse who will review the families’ immunization records, history and can immunize on site or refer to a community health care practitioner to complete the required vaccines for attending school or licensed child care facility

Immunization Surveillance: Ensures that the all children who attend schools in Ottawa are protected against the 9 publicly funded vaccines according to the Province of Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act

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

Fall Prevention: Self-assessment screening tool, “Staying Independent Checklist,” 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

Smoking Cessation: Help for those who wish to quit smoking * integrates existing community-based smoking cessation services * MyQuit: 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

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

Caregiver Guide: For full-time or part-time caregivers * tips and ideas on how to help you care for your loved one and yourself

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 April 6, 2017

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