You are here


August 30, 2013

According to the Canadian Index of

August 28, 2013

SWCHC staff wish all our children and youth a safe back to school! For more information on how to help children having difficulty transitioning to school please call Kimberly for assistance 613-238-8210 ext 2504

July 29, 2013

Are you between 13 and 18 years of age? We stil have a few spaces in our Leadership Camp.

WHEN: August 6th, 2012 – August 23rd, 2013


WHERE: 299 Rochester St

(Rochester Heights Community House)

WHO: Youth ages 13-18


July 25, 2013

The neighbourhood turned out in full force for yesterdays Play Streets event. Eccles St. was closed between Booth and Lebraton Streets and children and adults enjoyed games, crafts, Good Food Market and a BBQ.

July 11, 2013

Do you have any new or gently used bath towels you would like to donate to our walk-in clinic? We offer a shower to people who otherwise do not have a clean, safe place to wash. We are in desperate need of bath towels as we are seeing a higher than normal volume of folks needing showers. If you have new or gently used towels to donate please bring them in to our walk-in clinic area.

July 9, 2013

SWCHC would like to recoginize Maxine Stata and her 23 years of dedicated service to St. Luke's Lunch Club and Drop-In Centre. Maxine will be retiring at the end of this month to enjoy more time with family and friends.

July 8, 2013

The Lung Health program, at Somerset West Community Health Centre (CHC), provides COPD care for a network of seven Community Health Centres and one Aboriginal Health Centre. The population served is over 80,000 people.

July 8, 2013

SWCHC has received confirmation that we have achieved full accreditation from the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). SWCHC has met or exceeded all standards in governance, management and community based primary health care and will maintain accreditation until June 2017. SWCHC is the first community health centre in Ontario to be accredited under the new standards of CCA.


July 5, 2013

Please click here for the latest edition of NESI News.

June 28, 2013

This year the Ottawa memorial will be help on July 19th at 10 AM at Cathcart Park

June 26, 2013

We would like to send out a huge shout out to Globe Awards & Promotions for providing our street outreach team ball caps for folks living on the streets and in rooming houses in our community. Globe provided these hats FREE of charge to help ensure the health and safety of our clients during the hot summer months!

June 26, 2013

The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund was established by the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) in 2009, in honour of the late Marion Dewar, former Mayor of Ottawa. The goal of the Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to foster academic and leadership excellence in immigrant and refugee youth.

June 19, 2013

Somerset West Community Health Centre will CLOSE today at 5:00 PM for our Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street. Registration happens at 5:00 PM with the meeting beginning at 5:30PM

June 11, 2013

Come join neighbours and friends for this free day of family fun! For more information please see our Events Page.

June 4, 2013

Please click HERE for the latest edition of NESI News.

The NESI Peers have prepared an information sheet for folks having issues with their apartments being taken over by unwelcome people. Click Apartment Takeover  for this helpful information.

May 27, 2013

SWCHC is happy to welcome Ms. Anne-Marie Gray as our new Main Receptionist.

May 16, 2013

Primary Health Care services and the Walk-In Clinic will be CLOSED all day May 16, 2013.

May 13, 2013

The Chinatown Remixed Collective promotes contemporary art in Ottawa’s Chinatown, a multicultural village with an Asian flavour. We provide alternative spaces to typical gallery venues, giving a platform to artists. Both established artists and emerging artists are encouraged to exhibit.

May 8, 2013

Your sense of well-being with yourself, has greater impact on your happiness than anything else.


May 8, 2013

CLICK HERE for the latest edition of the NESI News

May 7, 2013

This week is a celebration of Nurses and all they do to improve the lives of others. Nurses and Nurse Practitioners here at SWCHC serve in a variety of roles; providing services in the clinic, outreach to persons of all ages from babies to seniors, to schools and shelters, at the Wellness Centre and to folks living in rooming houses.

May 7, 2013

“Learn to let go- that is the key to happiness”. (Buddha)

May 1, 2013

The SWCHC new satellite in Hintonburg was showcased in the Champlain LHIN Board Highlights at the last LHIN board meeting on April 24, 2013. SWCHC Executive Director, Jack McCarthy and Primary Care Director, Merry Cardinal presented the benefits of the new satellite to the Board and answered any questions the LHIN Board may have had.

April 30, 2013

The purpose of the African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Community health symposium was to bring together organizations and groups that work with ACB communities to work towards the development of a formal network to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of family-centred, culturally competent services for the ACB community in Ottawa.