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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 will be closed Friday March 25th. Happy Easter!

March 24, 2016

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

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


December 16, 2015

Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) was thrilled to accept a cheque from John Ferguson, Store Manager of Giant Tiger (GT) Xpress Hintonburg, for $1,367! 

December 10, 2015

November 12, 2015

It is with saddened hearts that the Board of Directors and staff of Somerset West Community Health Centre mourn the loss of a dear friend, Phil Brown, who passed away peacefully on November 6, 2015. At the time of his passing, Phil was the treasurer of the Somerset West CHC Board of Directors.

November 11, 2015

Every second Wednesday evening, Mechanicsville residents have been heading to Laroche Park to shop at Ottawa’s grocery store on wheels.

Market Mobile is a project started by several community health centres in Ottawa to help ensure that residents are getting food that is both healthy and affordable.

October 22, 2015

Somerset West CHC will be holding several flu vaccine clinics in the coming weeks at both the Eccles and Rosemount Branches. The clinics are open to everyone and operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.

October 15, 2015

It was smiles all around as Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of Somerset West Community Health Centre, and staff from our Mental Health & Addictions and Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre teams accepted a generous $10,000 donation.