Health Resources

 

 

General health resources in Ottawa: www.champlainhealthline.ca

**NEW** Prevention in Hand: New one-stop, user-friendly website and mobile app, empowering Canadians to take control of their health: www.preventioninhand.com

 

Abuse & Sexual Assault

The Ottawa Hospital: Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program

www.ottawahospital.on.ca

Assaulted Women’s Helpline www.awhl.org 1-866-863-0511

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre www.orcc.net 613-562-2333

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

www.sascottawa.com

 

Addiction

Ottawa Addictions Access and Referral Services www.saato.ca

Ottawa Mental Health and Addiction Resource list http://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents.ottawa.ca/files/oph_mental_health_resources_en.pdf

 

Alzheimer’s

www.alzheimer.ca

www.alzheimer-ottawa-rc.org

 

Breastfeeding

www.ottawabreastfeeds.ca

Private Lactation Consultant Services (fee). www.ovlc.net

Laleche League Canada. www.lllc.ca

 

Cancer

Learn about cancer risk www.mycanceriq.ca

Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca

Learn about cancer screening and prevention – Cancer Care Ontario www.cancercare.on.ca

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation www.cbcf.org

 

Diabetes

www.diabetes.ca

Diet for Diabetes www.cvtoolbox.com

Diabetes education programs http://www.diabeteseducation.ca

 

Heart and Stroke

www.heartandstroke.com

www.cvtoolbox.com

www.ottawaheart.ca

Diet for High Cholesterol www.cvtoolbox.com

Diet for High Blood Pressure www.cvtoolbox.com

 

Immunizations

Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule for Ontario www.health.gov.on.ca

www.immunize.ca

Ministry of Health Info on Immunizations www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/immunization

Public Health Canada: Immunization Fact or Fiction www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

Lung Disesae

www.on.lung.ca

www.lungs.ca

www.asthma.ca

 

Mental health

**NEW**  Online self-help peer support forum that any Ontario patient can access for free. Anonymous peer support for depression, anxiety, etc & access to self-help resources and tools.  The forum is moderated by a trained therapist. www.bigwhitewall.com

Healthy Mind App- Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/apps/healthymindsapp

Meditation & Mindfulness www.headspace.com

Online self-help for Depression & Anxiety moodgym.com.au

Searchable Database of Community Resources and Supports
www.e-mentalhealth.ca

Mental Health Crisis Line
www.crisisline.ca
613-722-6914

Distress Centre – Ottawa and Region
www.dcottawa.on.ca/english/services/247-support/distress-line.html
613-238-3311

Ottawa psychologists http://ottawa-psychologists.org

 

Men’s Health

Health strategies for men, for managing and preventing depression https://headsupguys.org

 

Nutrition

Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition – Using nutrition to improve health & treat metabolic disease www.ccfortn.ca

Low carb and keto made simple www.dietdoctor.com

www.eatrightontario.ca (Speak with a Registered Dietician for Free at 1-877-510-5102)

Dieticians of Canada – Info on eating well + Search for a local Dietician www.dieticians.ca

 

Osteoporosis

www.osteoporosis.ca

Calcium Calculator www.osteoporosis.ca/osteoporosis-and-you/nutrition/calculate-my-calcium/

 

Pain

OHIP-funded physiotherapy – information and locations www.ontario.ca/page/get-physiotherapy

www.arthritis.ca

Information on safe opioid prescribing http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca

Living with chronic pain workshops http://www.livinghealthychamplain.ca

 

Parenting

www.parentresource.ca

Directory of Resources for Parents www.incredibledirectory.ca

Ontario Early Years Centres ottawa.cioc.ca

 

Pediatrics

www.caringforkids.cps.ca

www.cheo.on.ca/en/HealthBitsAZ

What You Need to Know About Fever www.cheo.on.ca/en/treat-fever

Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario: Child and Youth Mental Health  www.pleo.on.ca

 

Pregnancy and prenatal care

www.themothersprogram.ca

Motherisk – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Info www.motherisk.org. 1-877-439-2744 (Motherisk Helpline)

 

Seniors

**NEW**  Web-based series of free educational videos and other resources for caregivers, families, and patients coping with dementia igericare.healthhq.ca

Home and community care healthcareathome.ca/champlain/en/Getting-Care

Regional geriatric programs http://www.rgpeo.com

 

Sexual health 

Sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections www.sexualityandu.ca

HPV facts http://hpvinfo.ca

 

Smoking cessation

www.myquit.ca

www.smokershelpline.ca

 

Travel health

Travel Health Info www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – search by destination for health info for travelers

wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations

 

Women’s health

www.womenshealthmatters.ca

www.menopauseandu.ca

Cervical cancer screening www.paptestinfo.ca

 

Youth mental health

Children’s mental health centre up to age 12 www.crossroadschildren.ca

Youth service bureau age 12-18  www.ysb.ca

Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario PLEO www.pleo.on.ca