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.

Empowering Women for Change—VirtualThursdays, May 19—June 30, 12:00 pm—1:30 pm. A group to empower women who are 55 and older to maintain or change their alcohol and/or substance use. Learn about the stages of change, develop new strategies to identify triggers, increase self-awareness, and learn healthy coping skills in a supportive environment. Participants will be able to join up until session 3. If interested, contact Astrid  by phone at 613-809-9601 or via email at afroese@centretownchc.org

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 Self-Management And Recovery Group (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 ID replacement walk-in clinic: Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Social Services Walk-in: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Services by Schedule

Next Event: Wed, May 18 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