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August 19, 2016

Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) is hosting a Back to School Bash for the community on August 31 at Laroche Park in Mechanicsville!  Join us from 4–6 p.m. for FREE popcorn, family fun, and lots of other goodies. Our friends and partners from MarketMobile and the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library will also be there to help you get set for the school year!

August 3, 2016

Please note that effective SEPTEMBER 6, 2016, the Walk-In Clinic at 55 Eccles St. will open daily at 1:00 p.m.

We will no longer have walk-in clinic hours in the morning.

July 27, 2016

You can now find the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) on the web! 

July 18, 2016

The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) will be hosting an open house on August 4th. Tour the facility and learn about the many programs and services we offer for immigrants and refugees! 

About the ONHC

June 28, 2016

Somerset West Community Health Centre hosted @Yasir_Naqvi to make an important announcement this morning.

Click here for the news release from the Attorney General.

June 17, 2016

Not one but four community health centres in Ottawa are looking at the idea of offering supervised injection services to drug addicts.

The Sandy Hill Community Health Centre is currently looking to set up a supervised injection site, the city's first such service, at its Nelson Street location. 

June 10, 2016


Please note that our medical walk-in clinics and all primary healthcare services located at 55 Eccles and 30 Rosemount will be closed Friday, June 17th as our providers will be off-site for a team planning day.

June 8, 2016

Members of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) – including Somerset West Community Health Centre – voted unanimously at the AOHC Annual General Meeting on June 7 to adopt a resolution in support of Supervised Injection Services (SIS), which calls on all levels of government to aid efforts to expand harm reduction services in the face of a growing

May 19, 2016

Please join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 for our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM is a great opportunity to:

May 18, 2016

Somerset West Community Health Centre (CHC) is pleased to announce that effective August 15, 2016 Ms. Naini Cloutier will be the new Executive Director of our organization.  Ms. Cloutier will replace Jack McCarthy who is retiring after 27 years of commendable leadership at Somerset West CHC.

May 11, 2016

With more than 406,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making our community a healthier one!

May 4, 2016

By Aileen Leo, Somerset West Community Health Centre Volunteer. Originally published in the Centretown Buzz.

April 15, 2016

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), the staff of Somerset West CHC would like to thank the many volunteers, past and present, who have generously contributed their time and talents to building a strong Somerset West CHC!

With over 50 programs and services, we simply couldn't run everything without our volunteers’ hundreds of hours of work each and every year.

April 13, 2016

Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Donna Gray at today’s City Council meeting.

Donna works for the Somerset West Community Health Centre and is the coordinator of Good Food Markets, which improves access to healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income communities.

April 12, 2016

We're looking to grow our membership! Membership is a great way to show your support of Somerset West CHC and the Community Health Centre Model of Care.

To be a member, you have to be over 18 years of age and:

March 29, 2016

The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre, a program of Somerset West Community Health Centre, is thrilled to present the 2nd annual Multi-cultural Health Fair in collaboration with the University of Ottawa.

March 24, 2016

Somerset West CHC was thrilled to celebrate a strong history of community leadership last night at our Eccles Branch! 

March 24, 2016

Somerset West CHC will be closed Friday March 25th. Happy Easter!

March 22, 2016

Somerset West CHC (SWCHC) was thrilled to welcome back former Executive Director Lynne Markell!

Lynne was the Executive Director of Dalhousie Health and Community Services (now known as SWCHC) from 1981-1989.

It's always a thrill when old friends of SWCHC stop by for a visit. Thanks Lynne! 

March 7, 2016

Ottawa Community Health Centres (CHCs), Mothercraft Ottawa’s Ontario Early Years Centre and Dovercourt Recreation Association have partnered to provide essential early childhood development services as part of the resettlement support to Ottawa’s Syrian refugee population.

February 17, 2016

Somerset West CHC extends a huge congrats to our very own Peter Lo on his retirement!

 He has been a mental health counselor at Somerset West CHC for over 22 years, providing service in Mandarin and Cantonese.

February 9, 2016

Six Ottawa Community Health Centres (CHCs) and the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre have joined forces alongside other local health organizations via the Refugee 613 Health Task Force to provide essential urgent primary care and resettlement support to Ottawa’s Syrian refugee population.

January 18, 2016

As part of our work on the Refugee 613 Health Task Force, Somerset West Community Health Centre (CHC) has developed a toolkit to give sponsors and local healthcare providers the essential information they need to support refugees. It serves as a guide to help connect refugees to appropriate and timely health services and information.

December 23, 2015

Sponsors or refugees looking for healthcare in Ottawa are encouraged to call the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) at 613-691-0192. The ONHC is the main organization tasked with coordinating refugee healthcare in Ottawa.

The following information will be requested in order to schedule medical appointments:

December 22, 2015