Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - Constellation Dr - 7th Flr E

Service: Ottawa Public Health - Health Promotion Service Area

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Contact Information
Office Phone Ottawa Public Health Information 613-580-6744
Toll Free Phone 1-866-426-8885
After Hours Phone 3-1-1 ; 613-580-2400 ; TTY 580-2401 ask for Public Health Officer on call
TTY Phone 613-580-9656
Fax 613-580-9644
E-Mail healthsante@ottawa.ca
Website www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx
Primary Contact Bahy Njaim Meyer, Supervisor, Ottawa Public Health; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23771
Alternate Contact Esther Moghadam, Director, Health Promotion Service Area; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23789
Primary Executive Dr Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health
Address & Map
100 Constellation Dr, 7th Flr E
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
 
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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: Classes available across the City of Ottawa facilitated by a Public Health Nurse. For more information and to register, visit parentinginottawa.ca 
 
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. Calendar and schedule available at parentinginottawa.ca 
 
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 weekends and statutory holidays and the occasional select weekday. The clinic is open one evening per week on select weekdays. The clinic is 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 immunizations against Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningococcal disease to eligible Grade 7 students at over 100 schools across the City. These vaccines are part of the publicly-funded immunizations paid by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For homeschooled and 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 a licensed childcare center or school in Ottawa have up-to-date immunization records. Parents or caregivers of these children 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 centers 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 www.parentinginottawa.ca/immunization
 
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, including volunteers and friends, information on how to prevent falls. Learn more here
 
Better Strength, Better Balance!: A free beginner-level exercise and education program for adults 65+ Register here
 
Smoking Cessation: support to help individuals who wish to quit smoking. To learn more, individuals can call 1-877-376-1701 or visit MyQuit.ca
 
Have THAT talk: Mental Health promotion videos, resources and activity guides for parents, the workplace and entire community available online. To learn more, check out havethattalk.ca
 
Mental Health Caregiver Guide: A Guide for Caregivers of Persons Living with Mental Illness or Experiencing Mental Health Challenges. Learn more here or refer to the Mental Health and Substance Use Resource List 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.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - in 170 languages. Available upon request.
Fees None
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ottawahealth/
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Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ottawahealth
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ottawahealthsante
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Established New City of Ottawa: 2000
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Local Health Integration Network
Elections City Council is elected.
Print Material Multiple print materials available upon request
Date Updated 23 Apr 2019
Subjects
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs ; Childbirth Education ; Disease/Disability Information ; Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention ; General Safety Education ; Nutrition Education ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ; Public Health Nursing ; Tobacco Use Education/Prevention

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