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Ottawa Hospital (The)

Site: Ottawa - 505 Smyth Rd

Service: The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre - Occupational Therapy - Driving Rehabilitation Service

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-737-8899 ext 75359
Fax 613-737-8463
Primary Contact Driving Rehabilitation Service Secretary
Alternate Contact Lynn Hunt, Occupational Therapist / Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
Primary Executive Patsy McNamara, Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation; Phone: 613-737-8899 ext 72682; Email:
Address & Map
The Rehabilitation Centre
505 Smyth Rd, Rm 2225
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M2
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Occupational Therapist assesses motorized-vehicle operation ability and safety and determines if clients have the potential to improve from driver training * assists clients with adaptive driving equipment prescriptions and altered driving techniques
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm * Secretary Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) ; Qu├ębec - Western
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Patients 16 years and over whose physical, cognitive and/or behavioural impairments may interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle. Patients who have experienced a visual-field impairment and have been Ministry of Transportation (MTO)-approved to proceed with a driving evaluation through the Vision Waiver Program.
Application Referrals are made by a physician or physiatrist to the Admitting Department at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre by fax 613-733-8336.
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees Service - $850 for driving evaluation and $450 for a passenger vehicle evaluation. Other costs may be incurred for driving lessons and repeat evaluations. ; Fees may be covered at times by an auto insurance company if the medical condition is as a result of a car accident, or by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board if the medical condition is a result of an accident at work.
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1981
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health * Ministry of Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 137077137 RR0001 (Rehabilitation Centre Volunteer Association) ; Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Date Updated 06 Mar 2020
Service Categories Driving Evaluation ; Evaluation for Assistive Technology

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