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Our office has reopened

Drop-ins welcome between 9am-noon. Please call to schedule an appointment between 1pm-5pm.

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

Ottawa Daily Testing Update 

Government extends COVID-19 benefits and business supports to support stronger economic recovery 


Provincial News

Ontario Increasing Funding for Hospital Care in Ottawa

Ontario Ramping Up Efforts to Reduce Surgical Wait Times

Ontario Supporting Young Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking in Ottawa

Budget 2021 measures under new Canada Student Financial Assistance program begin August 1st

In the Community

MZOs Used for Manufacturing Facilities in McNab/Braeside

Ottawa Police Update 

Police services join together for Operation .08 with RIDE checkpoints for drivers and boaters

Ottawa Public Health Updates: 

Colonel By Day Service Impacts 

With the long weekend approaching there will be some schedule changes for OPH services. Please note the changes below. For a full list of impacted City of Ottawa services please visit Ottawa.ca. 

·         The Sexual Health Clinic and satellite clinics will be closed. 

·         The Site program office and supervised consumption services at 179 Clarence Street will be closed. The Site mobile van will operate from 5 pm to 11:30 pm. 

·         The Ottawa Public Health Information Centre and COVID-19 Information line at 613-580-6744 will be closed on Monday, August 2. 

·         The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booking line at 613-691-5505 will be open from 8:30 am to 4 pm on Monday, August 2. 

·         Dental clinics will be closed. 

·         The Baby Help Line will be closed. 

Visit the OPH COVID-19 Testing Information page for hours of operation and to book appointments at assessment centres and care clinics in Ottawa. The following sites will be open on Monday, August 2 for testing in Ottawa: 

·         COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic at Brewer Park Arena (10:30 am to 5:30 pm) 

·         COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Adults at Brewer Park Arena (10:30 am to 5:30 pm) 

·         COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre on Coventry Road (10 am to 2 pm) 

·         North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Kemptville) (9 am to 1 pm)

Ottawa COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Community Vaccination Clinics (Mass Immunization Clinics) 

Open to all Ottawa residents 12 and older. Youth must be 12 or older on the day of their appointment. 

Vaccinations are currently available at the following community clinics 

  • Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A/B, Curling Rink), 1701 Woodroffe Avenue 
  • Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, 265 Centrum Boulevard 
  • Eva James Memorial Community Centre, 65 Stonehaven Drive 
  • City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West 
  • St-Laurent Complex, 525 Côté Street  

The Queensway-Carleton Hospital site will cease operations on July 30. 

How to book an appointment 

  • Register on the Provincial Booking System: ontario.ca/bookvaccine 
  • Call the Provincial Booking Line: 1- 833-943-3900, between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. No OHIP card: Call OPH at 613-691-5505. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List 

Residents can now use an online tool to book last-minute, same-day COVID-19 vaccinations at community clinics in Ottawa. The tool allows eligible residents to sign up daily for a COVID-19 vaccine wait list to receive a first or second dose appointment. As appointments open up, Ottawa Public Health contacts the resident by text, email or phone. 

Vaccine Clinic Location Tool 

Residents can enter their address in the online search tool to find the nearest vaccine locations.

Mobile Vaccination Teams 

  • Mobile vaccination teams are providing vaccinations to congregate care settings, including shelters and homebound residents. 
  • Homebound residents: The EOC continues collaboration with partners to identify additional homebound residents to immunize them and an essential caregiver, in-home. Homebound clients can request in-home vaccination by themselves, by their caregiver, or by referral from their primary care provider by calling the OPH Vaccine Booking Line at 613-691-5505 – Option #2. We are defining a homebound resident as: an individual who has medical, physical, cognitive, or psychosocial needs/conditions that inhibit them from visiting a local clinic, pharmacy, or their primary care provider to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. 

Indigenous Clinics 

  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and OPH are providing first and second doses to First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members 12 and older. o The clinic is currently located at Rideau High School, 815 St. Laurent Blvd.  
    • Contact OPH to book an appointment: 613-691-5505 
  • Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team is providing first and second dose vaccines to all Inuit community members 12 and older. o Contact Akausivik for an appointment or more information: 613-740-0999 

Upcoming Vaccine Pop-up Locations

Friday July 3012:15 to 7 pmAhlul-Bayt Islamic School – 3025 Albion Road North 
Saturday, July 319:45 am to 4:30 pmRidgemont High School – 2597 Alta Vista Drive 
Sunday, August 19:45 am to 4:30 pmAMA Community Centre 1216 – Hunt Club Road  
Monday, August 212:15 to 7 pmAMA Community Centre 1216 – Hunt Club Road
Tuesday, August 312:15 to 7 pmSt Joseph’s Adult High School – 330 Lajoie Street
Wednesday, August 412:15 to 7 pmWoodroffe High School – 2410 Georgina Drive
Thursday, August 512:15 to 7 pmWoodroffe High School – 2410 Georgina Drive
Friday, August 612:15 to 7 pmWoodroffe High School – 2410 Georgina Drive
Saturday, August 79:45 am to 4:30 pmHoward Darwin (Merivale) Arena – 1765 Merivale Road
Sunday, August 89:45 am to 4:30 pmAMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road

Where to get a COVID-19 test in Ottawa:

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

  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Location: 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa

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

COVID-19 assessment centre for adults at Brewer Park Arena

  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre on Coventry Road

  • Hours: Seven days a week: 10 am to 2 pm

COVID-19 testing at three of the Ottawa Community Health CentresLocations:

  • 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

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

  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm

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.

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.

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