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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

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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

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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.

April 29, 2013

A weekly introduction to a variety of new techniques for managing stressful lifestyles.

Starts Monday May 6th for 7 weeksfrom 1:00 - 3:00 PM here at 55 Eccles St.

For more information please CLICK HERE or call Roman at 613-238-8210 ext 2240

April 26, 2013

The Ottawa Chinatown Showboat Team, who represent Chinatown in the annual Dragon Boat races around town have thrown their generous support behind the Yet Keen Chinese Seniors Day Centre. SWCHC was presented with just under $400 yesterday from the team to enable a group of seniors to visit the Ottawa Humane Society at the end of this month.

April 25, 2013

Joanne Laucius of the Ottawa Citizen wrote a great piece in todays paper on the new Hintonburg satellite.

April 25, 2013

Check out this video on the hazards of chewing tobacco

April 23, 2013

Do you have questions about anonymous HIV testing, wonder how anonymous testing works? CLICK HERE to see the answers or give us a call at 613-238-8210 ext 2260

April 22, 2013

Today is Earth Day check out to find all the neat things you can do today to make our planet a better place!

April 22, 2013

Somerset West Community Health Centre is currently seeking individuals to be part of our dynamic volunteer Board of Directors, who are committed to our mission and strategic directions.

April 16, 2013

Health Canada has issued a product recall for the birth control pill ALYSENA. Alysena is the generic drug for Alesse.

Please click HERE to read the full recall notice for Alysena.

April 8, 2013

Please CLICK HERE for the April 2013 edition of the NESI NEWS.

March 27, 2013

News release from the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres

March 20, 2013

SWCHC urges the Ontario government to leverage the effectiveness of the Community Health Centre model of care in improving

health outcomes and the health and wellbeing of low income individuals and families who are more vulnerable to poor health.

SWCHC 2013 Pre-Budget Submission Statement

March 19, 2013

Somerset West CHC is currently experiencing difficulty implementing our new electronic medical record (EMR). We extend our apologies to our patients and clients who have experienced difficulty in trying to get an appointment. We ask that you bear with us as we attempt to rectify the problem.

March 13, 2013

Please click here to see the March 2013 edition of the NESI Newsletter.