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December 19, 2016

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!

December 15, 2016

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.

December 8, 2016

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. 

December 2, 2016

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:

December 1, 2016

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.

November 29, 2016

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.

November 21, 2016

By Anna Claire Ryan, originally published in the Centretown Buzz.

November 19, 2016

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.

November 14, 2016

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.

November 11, 2016

In celebration of World COPD Day, Somerset West Community Health Centre's Lung Health Program is hosting an open house Wednesday, November 16, 2016. 

October 4, 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

September 29, 2016

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. 

September 15, 2016

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.

September 7, 2016

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!

August 23, 2016

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.

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: