Are you looking to stay well? Get better? Going through a rough time and are looking for support?

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.

We are here for you during Covid-19

Our services have been tailored to ensure your health, well-being and safety.

Counselling Services
– Existing appointments: Counselling services have been moved to telephone sessions. Your counselor will be in touch with you about this change.
– New appointments: To book a telephone counselling session please call 613-233-4443 x 2109.

Counselling Connect
We want to make sure that everyone who needs counselling can get it. Quickly. More than 20 counselling services, including Centretown Community Health Centre, have joined forces to give all ages same-day or next-day access to a free counselling session. Visit www.counsellingconnect.org.

LESA Addictions Treatment for Older Adults: Substance Use and Problem Gambling counselling sessions have been moved to telephone sessions.  To book an appointment or learn more about this program please call 613-233-4443 x 2109.

Harm reduction supplies: will continue to be available on Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Online Overcoming Anxiety and Depression group is offered on Thursdays from September 16 until November 4 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Group topics include: how to balance your life, benefits of exercising, and various techniques for changing either the way you think or behave so you can feel better, mobilize your  energy and end social isolation. If you are interested joining in or would like more information, please send an email to npopara@centretownchc.org or call 613-233-4443 ext. 3131.

Online Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a mutual-support group offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m . The group is open to people 50 and older. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction. They find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by science-based and sensible 4-Point Program. The training is offered in English. For more info, please send an email to Natasha at  npopara@centretownchc.org
After the Covid-19 situation, the group will be offered in-person at Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (240 Centrum Blvd) on Mondays and at The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre (670 Albert St) on Wednesdays.

Practical assistance and social service walk-ins: Closed. For telephone support please call 613-233-4443 and ask to speak to a Community Support Worker.

Empowering Women for Change (Virtual Group): Thursdays, September 9 – October 28, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. To register call: Kim at 613-266-6797 or Nikyla at 613-266-0795. Learn about the stages of change, develop new strategies to identify triggers, increase self-awareness, and learn healthy coping skills in a supportive environment.

Friends and Family SMART Recovery Group : Wednesdays, September 29—December 1, 5:00 pm—6:30 pm. Are you looking for resources to help you support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you? Our self-empowering program provides effective, easy-to-learn tools to help both you and your loved one. Come join our virtual friends and family mutual-support group.  Drop-in via Zoom with meeting ID: 954 6751 7742. For more information call : 613-233-4443 extension 2209.

Moderating Your Alcohol Use for 55+ – Virtual Group: Thursdays, November 4 – December 23, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Learn about practical tools to help you moderate your drinking in a     supportive group setting.  Find out how to set realistic goals, manage your triggers and discover fulfilling alternatives to drinking. To register call : 613-809-9601.

Services by Schedule

Next Event: Wed, Dec 1 12:00pm - 6:30pm

As a result of new protection measures put in place because of COVID-19, the walk-in counselling service 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 lgbt2sqwednesday@centretownchc.org.

View Event LGBT2SQ+ Wednesdays Counselling Service

Services by Appointment

We offer a range of short- and medium-term counselling options for individuals and couples living in Centretown, Old Ottawa South and the Glebe. Our services are available in English, French, Arabic and Hebrew. We prioritize individuals without private insurance and those living with limited resources. Please note that wait time for services can vary.

Please call 233-4443 x 2109 to inquire about our services. An intake worker will call you to discuss your counselling needs and available resources.

Counselling appointments are available during regular business hours from Monday-Friday, and some appointments outside of these hours may be available upon request.


For everyone in the Ottawa area.

A confidential program geared to adults 55+. Counselors connect with participants over the phone or by video.

Weekdays | Daily8:30 am — 4:45 pm

Individual counselling with the LESA program is complemented by a mixed gender therapeutic support group where clients can develop skills and an understanding of themselves to make positive changes.

To participate, you must register as a LESA client. Call 613-233-5430.

Learn strategies and get support to help you on your journey to quit smoking. Both group and individual support is offered. In English and French.

Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Call for dates and register: 613-233-4443 x 2108