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Our office continues to work remotely.
If you require immediate assistance, please email us at jfraser.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or call us at 613-736-9573.


COVID-19 specific

Accelerated Second Dose Eligibility Continues Ahead of Schedule

Ontario Accelerates Second Doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

June 18, 2021 – Special statement from Dr. Brent Moloughney






Provincial News

Canada and Ontario Invest in New Clubhouse for BGC Ottawa

Increased Access to French-Language Education

Free Fishing and Ontario Parks Day-use this Father’s Day Weekend

Ontario’s 2022 Rent Increase Guideline

‘PAWS’ and Think Twice Before Leaving Your Pet in a Hot Car

In the Community

COVID-19 Testing for Summer Camp Staff and Campers

More appointments now available in Ottawa for COVID-19 vaccines

Priority neighbourhood pop-up clinics to offer first and second doses

Ontario has a self-assessment tool
If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health
For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario
Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ETthe Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada
For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.Learn how to protect yourself when banking online.Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.

For June 11 update, click here

This week at Queen’s Park:

Why the government needs to provide parents, teachers and students with a back-to-school plan.
My thoughts on the Premier’s decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause on Bill 307. 

Where to get a COVID-19 test in Ottawa:

COVID-19 CHEO assessment centre and kids come first care clinic at Brewer Park Arena

  • Ages: 
    • For testing at the COVID-19 CHEO assessment centre, ages two months to 18 years
    • For care at the COVID-19 CHEO kids come first care clinic, ages six months to 18 years (infants less than six months of age must visit the CHEO Emergency Department)
  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Services provided: 
    • For a COVID-19 test for children and youth (two months to 18 years): book an appointment at the COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre (limited walk-up testing is available). For those requiring extra support for accessibility reasons, please contact CHEO’s Patient Experience team at 613-737-7600, ext. 6720. 
  • Location: 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa

COVID-19 care and testing centres – Heron, Moodie and Ray Friel locations

  • Ages: Anyone over six months old
  • Hours: 
    • Heron:  
      • Monday to Friday: 8 am to 3:30 pm
    • Moodie:   
      • Monday to Friday: 8 am to 3:30 pm
    • Ray Friel:  
      • Monday to Friday: 8 am to 3:30 pm 
  • Services provided: By appointment only and very limited walk-up testing, swab only or physician visit with or without swab
  • Locations: 

COVID-19 assessment centre for adults at Brewer Park Arena

  • Ages: Anyone 18+ years old
  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Services provided: Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing
  • Location: 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa
  • Click here to book an appointment or call 613-737-8193 

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre on Coventry Road

  • Ages: 10+ years old
  • Hours: Seven days a week: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Services provided: By appointment only, drive-thru testing only with a valid Canadian health card 
  • Location: 300 Coventry Road, Ottawa
  • Click here to book an appointment or call 613-737-8193 

COVID-19 testing at three of the Ottawa Community Health Centres

  • Ages: Testing adults and children above six months of age at Centretown and Sandy Hill sites. Testing adults and children aged 13 years and above at the Somerset West site. 
  • Services provided: By appointment only, testing available for those living in Ontario without a health card


  • Centretown Community Health Centre:   
    • Location: 420 Cooper Street, Ottawa (entrance off Somerset Street West, next to 395 Somerset and across the street from the Wine Rack)  
    • Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    • Click here to book an appointment or call 343-553-2661 
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre:   
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre:  
    • Location:  55 Eccles Street, Ottawa 
    • Hours:  
      • 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Wednesday
      • 1 pm to 4 pm on Thursday
      • 9 am to 2:30 pm on Friday
  • Click here to book an appointment or call 613-327-8145

COVID-19 pop-up testing site at Vanier Community Service Centre

  • Ages: Six months and older
  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Services provided: Scheduled appointments and very limited walk-up testing
  • Location: Vanier Community Services Centre (Centre Francophone) 270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa
  • Book an appointment by calling 613-288-5353 
    • To cancel your appointment, please call 613-288-5353.

North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Located in Kemptville)

  • Ages: Anyone over six months old
  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm
  • By appointment only and very limited walk-up testing
  • Location: 15 Campus Drive, Kemptville
  • Book an appointment:  

COVID-19 testing at Ontario pharmacies

You can get a COVID-19 test at a participating pharmacy if you do not have symptoms, have not been in close physical contact with someone who currently has COVID-19 and are not part of a specific outbreak investigation.Please visit the province’s website to ensure you have current information about testing options and locations available to you.

Vaccine Information in Sign Language

OPH is proud to announce our recently published COVID-19 Resources in American Sign Language webpage that provides accurate, reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 resources to Ottawa’s Deaf and hard of hearing community. The webpage includes several instructional and informational videos on topics such as physical distancing, mask wearing, mental health and more, all in American Sign Language.  

Be Social WISE
Continue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, wash hands frequently, socially distance 2 meters apart and stay home if you are not feeling well.

OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver.  If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.