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Trans health: services overview

September 17, 2020

The Trans Health Program offers hormone starts, surgery referral support, and counselling to trans and non-binary people ages 17 and up from Ottawa and surrounding areas. We have a gender-affirming and informed consent approach, which meets the standards outlined in the Sherbourne Health Guideline for Gender-Affirming Primary Care. You can access our services directly by…

Trans health: capacity building

September 17, 2020

The Trans Health Program is committed to reducing barriers to hormone therapy and surgical referrals for the trans and non-binary population. We hope that one day soon, the vast majority of trans and non-binary people will be able to access these services directly from their primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). The Trans…

Trans health: Hormone Therapy Starts and Surgery Referral Support

September 17, 2020

The Trans Health Program offers hormone therapy starts and surgery referral support to trans and non-binary people, ages 17 and up from Ottawa and surrounding areas. We tailor our services to the needs and transition goals of our clients. For example, some of our clients seek maximum feminization/ masculinization, while others seek a more androgynous…

Trans health: Frequently Asked Questions

September 17, 2020

Your Rights At Centretown Community Health Centre, you have the right to: Respectful care. Privacy and confidentiality. Refuse to answer questions, and to know why those questions are being asked. Have a support person with you in all your appointments. Consent (or not) to learners being present during your appointments. Refuse treatments and services you…

CCHC Statement on anti-Black racism

June 4, 2020

To our community, These last days have been an overwhelming and emotional time for our community. As we watch protests taking place all over the world to denounce US police violence and brutality towards Black communities, we should acknowledge that across Canada, the same painful problems are occurring. We are deeply concerned about the ongoing…

We are here for you during COVID-19.

March 19, 2020

We are here for you. And, there are many service changes. Centretown Community Health Centre wants to help you stay safe. As Ottawa Public Health has suggested, we are limiting in-person contact. We are open to offer some essential services and have cancelled group programs. Detailed information is below. We know that people are anxious…

Canadian government and former federal employees reach settlement in ‘gay purge’

December 19, 2019

Settlement comes after ex-federal government employees launched class-action lawsuit in late 2016. The Canadian government and members of the military and other federal agencies affected by the so-called gay purge have reached a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit launched in late 2016. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-gay-purge-settlement-1.4630114

Kids Come First Ontario Health Team!

October 8, 2019

The Ontario Ministry of Health is introducing Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) to organize and deliver care that is more connected to people in their local communities. Infants, children, and youth are not adults — their health-care needs are totally different. They are still developing, they live with different illnesses, experience mental health and addictions differently.…