We are here for you during COVID-19
Trans Health Clinic
Due to the protection measures in Primary Care for Covid-19, the trans health clinic has converted as many of our appointments as possible to be done by phone or personal video conference. Those who already have appointments booked in our clinic will be contacted regarding the plan for their appointments.
We will now be doing hormone starts with a modified in person assessment to minimize physical contact time with health care providers.
If you have any further questions or concerns, you can email email@example.com or call our Trans Health Community Support Worker Noah at 613-233-4443 ex. 2245.
Virtual Gender Journeys Support Group
The Gender Journeys group is ideal for those in the early stages of gender transition ages 17+. This group is ideal for those who would appreciate a group context in which to learn about and discuss gender, transition options, and well-being. You do not have to be on hormones to participate- it is open for those who are on hormones, pre hormones, or don’t want them at all.
The group will be facilitated and lead by:
- Alex Vincent- Trans Health Program Lead/Registered Nurse,
- Noah Parchment- Trans Health Community Support Worker,
- and SJ Vriend- Trans Mental Health Counsellor.
Our first group is set to begin late January 2021 and registration is closed.
If you would like to register for the next Gender Journeys group scheduled to begin in April 2021, please send an e-mail with your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday LGBT2SQ+ counselling service
As a result of new protection measures put in place because of COVID-19, the walk-in counselling clinic offered on Wednesdays from 12-6:30pm for the LGBT2SQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer) population will be offering a limited number of same-day phone appointments with a counsellor.
In-person counselling sessions are not being offered at this time.
To book a Wednesday same-day phone counselling appointment, please email us at email@example.com.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer & Questioning
Are you looking to stay well? Get better? Meet others in the LGBTQ+ communities?
Check out our free programs. Give us a call or drop by to register, to book an appointment or to find out more.
CCHC may cancel or reschedule programs as needed.
Trans Health Program
The Trans Health Program at Centretown Community Health Centre supports trans and gender diverse individuals ages 17 and up in Ottawa and the surrounding region. We offer hormone initiation, surgical referrals, counseling, and health system navigation. We know our clients may have questions about our services before coming to the clinic. We have put together the information below to help you learn about what our program has to offer:
- Services overview
- Hormone Therapy Starts and Surgery Referral Support
- Capacity Building
- Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that the videos were shot before Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have adapted our services to social distancing rules.
If you would like to contact our clinic please see listing below under “Services by Appointment”.
Stay tuned for updates!
Services by Schedule
Next Event: Mon, Mar 8 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The CCHC LGBTQ+ Newcomer Drop-in is a social support group that is designed to make connections in a positive, inclusive space, through community engaging and arts based programming.
The group meets through Zoom every Monday, 6pm to 7pm (except on holidays).
The drop-in welcomes newcomers to Canada who identify with being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
The staff facilitators of the group refer participants to resources related to immigration and community health.
The group discusses the intersectionality of being LGBTQ+ and a newcomer; shares knowledge and best practices about how to navigate systems as well as support; actively listens and respects each other’s stories and journeys.
Light snacks and beverages are provided.
To participate, send an email to Andi at AVicente@centretownchc.org
Services by Appointment
Our program offers the following services to trans and gender diverse individuals from the Ottawa and surrounding region:
- Hormone initiation
- Surgical referrals/assessments
- Health System Navigation
If you would like to contact our program you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-233-4443 x 2245.
We accept self-referrals (email or call the number above) as well as third party referrals (fax 613-233-4541).
For everyone in the Ottawa area.
A group of seniors committed to creating safe LGBTQ-friendly services and residential environments for LGBTQ+ seniors and a connected queer community. Activities include social and educational programming. In English and French.
More information: 613-233-4443 x 2194
In partnership with The Good Companions
A social activity for adults ages 55+ in the LGBTQ+ community.
For information: 613-233-4443 x 2194
For everyone in the Ottawa area
Our counsellor works to raise the capacity of mental health service agencies to provide inclusive care related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Workshops available upon request.
For everyone in the Ottawa area
Sexual health testing and health promotion activities. Wellness programs, like yoga, are also offered. Drop in.
Weekly | Thursdays
4:00 — 6:00 pm
Program now offered at 179, Clarence Street. Call 613-234-4641 for more info.