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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(2 days ago) Mental Health Week. These are challenging times and feeling worried or lonely is natural. Good mental health does not mean feeling happy all the time. This year, the theme for Mental Health Week is to #GetReal – let's name, express and deal with our emotions – even the uncomfortable ones. Heavy feelings become lighter when we put them into
Daily COVID-19 Dashboard
(7 days ago) Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Ottawa, including indicators for local monitoring and informing re-opening decisions. Data in this dashboard are based on information extracted from the provincial Case and Contact Management (CCM) solution. The CCM is a dynamic disease reporting system
(5 days ago) Priority health care workers identified in the Ministry of Health’s guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization, including hospital employees, staff who work or study in hospitals and health care personnel. Patient-facing health care workers; Addresses: Location for vaccine appointment confirmed during appointment booking process.
(9 days ago) Ottawa Public Health is implementing new approaches for pop-up clinics in high-risk communities. In the weeks to come, adults 18 years of age and older will be eligible for a vaccine in these areas through targeted registration and clinic options.
COVID-19 High Risk Contacts
(4 days ago) a text from number: 888-286-0549. an email from sender: [email protected] a phone call with ID: Ottawa Public Health or 613-580-2424. The opening line will include: “This is an urgent message from Ottawa Public Health (OPH).” or. "A message from OPH".
Frequently asked questions
(3 days ago) Call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 or Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 if you have any questions. If you are in distress (significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptom), go to …
Ottawa Voluntary Isolation Centre
(8 days ago) Your health care provider/family doctor; Telehealth Ontario at:1-866-797-0000 or Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007; If you begin to have trouble breathing or start to experience other severe symptoms, call 9-1-1. For more information on mental health resources, visit the Mental health and substance use supports and resources webpage.
Frequently asked questions about
(Just Now) Health care and other staff must still wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when working, even after they have been vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination along with public health measures will offer the best protection from the spread of COVID-19. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding
(5 days ago) To report a public health emergency after hours and on statutory holidays, please call 3-1-1 (613-580-2400, TTY: 580-2401) and ask for the Public Health Officer on call. Fax us: 613-580-9641: Email us: [email protected] Important Notice: E-mailing personal and confidential health related information to the Ottawa Public Health is not
What we do
(5 days ago) Every dollar invested in early childhood development saves $9 in future spending on health, social, and justice services. Ottawa Public Health’s Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program provides prenatal classes and home visits to support new parents in their journey through raising children.Parenting in Ottawa is a multi-platform initiative with a mission to share information, respond to
(5 days ago) Mental health is an important part of our overall health. Positive mental health is the core for a person's well-being. It allows a person to reach their potential and deal with the normal stresses of life. The science behind how mental health and brain health are connected is not well developed.
(5 days ago) Ottawa Public Health (OPH) provides public health programs and services to individuals and communities while advocating for public policies that make our city and its residents healthier. OPH is a teaching health unit and works with all post secondary educational institutions in the area.
Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality
(9 days ago) Adult Mental Health or Addictions Hospitalization (admissions), Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (2017). Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care IntelliHealth Ontario. Extracted October 11, 2018. Admissions to adult mental health beds are included in hospitalizations for mental and behavioural disorders (any DSM-IV diagnosis code).
(4 days ago) Ottawa Public Health’s (OPH) weekly supplemental COVID-19 epidemiology report was produced once a week from June 17th to September 30th, 2020, and provided information not otherwise presented in the 1st iteration of Ottawa's COVID-19 Dashboard. As of September 22nd, 2020, all charts in the weekly supplemental reports can now be found in
Social Media Protocol
(6 days ago) Public Health Nurses, inspectors and other professionals are available to discuss health-related matters and to answer questions and concerns by calling: 613-580-6744 TTY: 613-580-9656, Toll free: 1-866-426-8885 Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. You can also ask about health-related questions and concerns by e-mailing [email protected]
(8 days ago) The following agencies can provide information on indoor moulds, their health effects, proper mould clean-up procedures, and advice on health problems related to indoor air quality. Ottawa Public Health. Telephone: 613-580-6744, Selection option 1 for English, or 2 for French. Then select option 5 to speak with a Public Health Inspector.
(4 days ago) While the serious health and social impacts of illegal drug and non-medical prescription drug use is of concern, alcohol remains the most commonly misused substance in Ottawa. [ 1] When consumed in high quantities, alcohol use can lead to high-risk behaviours, injuries, and death.
Careers, Volunteering, and Student
(1 days ago) Ottawa is a vibrant and growing city that prides itself on its exceptional quality of life. Ottawa Public Health works hard at enhancing the health and safety of its 900,000 residents through an impressive range of health protection, health promotion and surveillance activities.
(4 days ago) Ottawa Public Health. Results of Consultations for Marketing of Unhealthy Foods and Beverages to Children and Youth in Ottawa, 2017; Food and Agriculture Organisation. Report of the World Food Summit. 2002. [cited 2018 Jun 14]. Ottawa Public Health. Canadian Community Health Survey 2007-2014. Ontario Share File. Statistics Canada. Ottawa Public
(Just Now) Map Data Notes: Data extracted by Ottawa Public Health from the provincial Case and Contact Management (CCM) solution. The CCM is a dynamic disease reporting system that allow for continuous updates of case information. These data are a snapshot in time, reflect the most accurate information that OPH has at the time of reporting, and the
Agendas and Minutes
(4 days ago) List of Board of Health agendas and minutes. Close Alert Banner. Close Old Browser Notification. Browser Compatibility Notification. It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your
Sports, Recreation and Being Active
(3 days ago) Public health measures taken by participants, organizers and operators for recreational and sporting activities are part of Ontario’s collective approach to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. The risk of transmission in any setting will increase when physical distancing, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene practices are not followed.
Mental Health and Substance Use Services and Resources
(7 days ago) Mental health services and resources: If you need support please call the Distress Centre Ottawa and Region 24/7 - 613-238-3311 in English and French or Tel-Aide Outaouais - 613-741-6433 in French. Counselling Connect : Counselling Connect provides quick …
Immigrant and diverse populations
(6 days ago) Mental health is being able to feel, think, and act in ways that help us enjoy life and cope with the challenges we face. As our life experiences and circumstances change, so can our moods, thoughts, and sense of well-being. Many things can effect our mental health in a positive or negative way. Stressful life situations, adjusting to life in a
Mental Health and Substance Use Resource List
(9 days ago) Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team (E, O) 24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON, K1L 0A4 . Mental Health support available in Inuktitut and English for Inuit of all ages.. For more information, please contact us at 613-740-0999 or [email protected], or visit us at 24 Selkirk Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON (K1L 0A4) on Monday to Friday 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Requirements for Food Vendors at
(6 days ago) The following requirements have been established to reduce the risk of food-borne illness. Please complete and submit the Application Form for Food Service at a Special Event, to Ottawa Public Health (OPH) at least two (2) weeks prior to the event.Once the completed application form has been received it will be reviewed by a Public Health Inspector (PHI).
Health and the Built Environment
(6 days ago) How Health is Impacted: Designing walkable communities where people of all ages and life situations can shop locally, and meet and interact with each other, promotes better physical and mental health. Building Communities for Everyone. Cities designed for all stages of life, for the young to the old, will promote better health.
Test and Go
(6 days ago) Test and Go. Due to the current situation around COVID-19, we must reduce our services to high risk clients only. Currently, we are unable to offer routine screening, most STI testing or Test & Go services. Please contact your family practitioner or visit a walk-in clinic if you want testing or have symptoms. Please only call 613-234-4641 if:
(3 days ago) Menus. Weekly menus and recipes approved by Registered Dietitians at Ottawa Public Health. The weekly menus are based on a full-day in child care and provide ¾ of Canada's Food Guide portion recommendations for toddlers and preschoolers. These menus include kid-friendly recipes made with fresh and basic ingredients.
Supporting Child Care and Early Years
(Just Now) Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and the Ministry of Health are currently advising that individuals, including young children, who are showing even one symptom of COVID-19 should be tested. A more cautious approach has been adopted in response to the new variants of the COVID-19 virus that have been identified within Ontario.
Self-Isolation Instructions for
(1 days ago) Contact your health care provider if your symptoms worsen or are not resolving. If you have any questions, please contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 or Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744. Criteria to discontinue self-isolation: Discontinuing self-isolation depends on if you know if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and on your COVID-19 test
(5 days ago) Public Health Ontario has a risk area map that indicates places in which chemoprophylaxis should be considered after tick bites: Ontario Lyme Disease Map 2018 - Estimated Risk Areas [PDF]. Please visit specific health units' websites for the current recommendations for exposure to ticks in their respective health …
(7 days ago) Canadian Community Health Survey 2015-2016, Statistics Canada, Share File, Ontario MOHLTC. Ottawa Public Health. Public Health Monitoring of Risk Factors in Ontario-OSDUHS (2017). Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; 2018.Survey of Ottawa Residents of Health Risks of Cannabis. EKOS Research Associates Inc. January 4, 2018
Grocery Shopping, Meal Planning
(9 days ago) Mental health resources. It's normal for situations like novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to affect your mental health. Everyone will experience these events in their own way. It is completely natural to feel stress and concern during these times and so it is important to practise positive coping strategies.
Submit a health complaint about a facility
(6 days ago) Submit a health complaint about a facility Details of the problem In 500 characters or less, please provide specific details about your request (background information, description of vehicles or people if applicable, etc.) in the box below ::
Free Well Water Testing
(Just Now) How to sample your well water for bacteria. Bacterial testing for private wells is performed free of charge by the Ontario Ministry of Health Public Health Laboratory at 2380 St. Laurent Blvd. Sample bottles are available for pickup at that laboratory, and at water testing …
Outbreaks and Increased Absenteeism
(1 days ago) The information below is available in other formats. Contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to request the document in an accessible format. Ottawa's Health is in Your Hands Poster - English [pdf - 1.2 MB] Hand washing poster - English [pdf - 930 KB] Hand washing poster and factsheet - English [ pdf - …
Healthy Eating and Active Living
(Just Now) Health Canada recommends that everyone over the age of 50 should take a daily vitamin D supplement of 400 IU. Talk to your health care provider about taking a vitamin D supplement. Eat enough fibre. Fibre is essential for a healthy digestive system. To avoid constipation and other problems, include fibre-rich foods at every meal.
Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community
(3 days ago) health services and improve experiences for this community. For the purpose of this report, the terms “African, Caribbean & Black (ACB)” and “Black” are used interchangeably. Study Objectives and Methodology . The study was designed to address an expansive question about the experiences of people in Ottawa’s