About the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre

Our centre provides short-term medical services, language support and guidance to refugees and immigrants. Our clients typically stay with us for up to a year while they look for a permanent family doctor or health-care team. We then help our clients make the switch to their permanent provider.

The team at our centre is warm and welcoming. Our staff members speak many different languages, including:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Spanish
  • Somali
  • Swahili

We are sensitive to the needs of new Canadians because many of us were once newcomers ourselves.

Some of us have worked in parts of the world where we helped people facing physical, mental and emotional hardship. Now, we are continuing that work closer to home.

Our centre has served government-assisted refugees for several years. Now, we are pleased to offer our services to privately sponsored refugees as well.

Our centre helps refugees and immigrants:

The centre gives you all the help you need under one roof.

It is conveniently located in the same building as the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, next to its client-support services office, where government-assisted refugees receive practical advice for starting new lives in Canada.

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