Somerset West Community Health Centre's Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre is thrilled to present its 3rd annual FREE Multicultural Health Fair in collaboration with the University of Ottawa. This year's theme is Mental Health and Wellbeing.
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Please note that Somerset West Community Health Centre will be closed Friday, April 14th. We will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, April 17th 2017.
Published in the Centretown Buzz on April 7, 2017.
By Oriana Ngabirano and Tess Frémont-Côté
Published in the Centretown Buzz on March 19, 2017.
By Valérie Lévert-Gagnon
Centretown is home to a diverse community. If you venture out in the neighbourhood, you may have noticed a significant proportion of older citizens.
Published in the Centretown Buzz on February 17, 2017.
By Tess Frémont-Côté
In June 2016, the Board of Directors of Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) approved the possible expansion of the Centre’s harm reduction program to include supervised injection services (SIS).
We are in the midst of Canada's worst overdose epidemic.
At Somerset West Community Health Centre, we believe every person deserves access to safe health services. That's why we want to expand our harm reduction services to include supervised injection.
Somerset West Community Health Centre is committed to providing residents of Ottawa with the services they need to improve their overall health and well-being. We recognize the growing concern over mental health issues. We also know that limited access to mental health services has an impact on people's well-being.
Beginning today, Somerset West Community Health Centre will operate with reduced hours over the holiday period.
Both the Eccles Branch and the Rosemount Branch will close today at noon. The Rosemount Branch will be closed next week and reopens with normal hours of operation on January 3, 2017.
On behalf of the staff and the Board of Directors of Somerset West Community Health Centre, we wish you all a safe holiday season and a new year of health and happiness!
Please note that the Walk-In Clinic at Somerset West Community Health Centre's (SWCHC) Eccles Branch will close at 4:30 p.m. today (December 15). The clinic will not be opened this evening.
Please note that the Walk-In Clinic at Somerset West Community Health Centre's (SWCHC) Rosemount Branch will be closed this afternoon due to unforeseen circumstances.
For help with urgent health issues, please visit SWCHC's Walk-In Clinic at the Eccles Branch (55 Eccles St.). The clinic is open today from 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) is opening its doors this holiday season! Join us at our First Annual Open House on December 14th to get a taste of SWCHC:
Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) is thrilled to be one of six local charities to receive a donation from the RBC Bluesfest Green Team. Green Team area leader John Currie presented a cheque to SWCHC in the amount of $2,749.15 at an after-school program at the centre's Rosemount Branch.
Ottawa, November 29, 2016 – A new report by Somerset West Community Health Centre and Centretown Community Health Centre shows that rooming houses in Ottawa often fail to meet minimum standards for safety, affordability and maintenance.
By Anna Claire Ryan, originally published in the Centretown Buzz.
Ottawa has recently witnessed a series of shocking hate crimes. These are very disturbing and do not reflect our community. Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) stands in solidarity with our community in finding these recent attacks totally unacceptable. An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths.
Time to get your flu shot!
Somerset West Community Health Centre is hosting a free flu clinic on November 23rd for anyone who needs a flu shot.
When | Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where | Eccles Branch (55 Eccles Street)
For more information, call 613-238-1220.
In celebration of World COPD Day, Somerset West Community Health Centre's Lung Health Program is hosting an open house Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Somerset West Community Health Centre is pleased to offer a free 5-week workshop to help people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) improve their quality of life. The workshops focus on teaching self-management skills in order for people to live well with COPD. Participants may register for one session or all five.
October 4 – November 1
Between September 26th and October 1st, 108 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario are taking part in an annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. This year's theme is People and Communities First.
Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award yesterday to Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) volunteer Reverend Joseph Kiirya.
The Planning Committee of the 30th Anniversary of the People of Canada's Nansen Medal has partnered with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa to launch an exhibit called The Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis and Canada's Response. Please join us at the launch of this exhibit September 9th!
One of the key challenges when serving newcomers is communicating with them in their own language. Refugees, in particular, usually have a limited knowledge of English or French.