Medical clinic

The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic is designed to provide short-term medical services to refugees and immigrants while they look for a permanent family doctor or health-care team.

The clinic provides medical exams and tests that can find health problems as early as possible, when your chances of treatment and cure are much better. Where appropriate, the clinic will refer refugees and immigrants to another doctor or health-care team that can provide any follow-up medical care that is necessary.

The clinic has three fully equipped medical rooms. They are located at 219 Argyle Avenue, in the same building as the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. You will find the clinic next to its client-support services office, where government-assisted refugees receive practical advice for starting new lives in Canada.

The doctors and nurses at the clinic are specially trained to provide:

For more information, call the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre: 613-691-0192 extension 6001.

The following information will be requested when you call to schedule a medical appointment:

  • Name and date of birth of all refugees or immigrants
  • Permanent address and phone number of refugees or immigrants, if available
  • Language(s) of the refugees or immigrants
  • List of any health concerns

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