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Welcome to the University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS)

We are a primary care clinic serving a community comprised of University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University students, staff and faculty as well as other Ontario residents.

We are proud to also be a Family Health Team (UOHS FHT) with a mission to maintain and improve the health of the University of Ottawa and its surrounding community by providing a patient centered interdisciplinary health care team which delivers prevention, early identification, treatment, care, and support for acute and chronic disease management in an environment that is open and transparent to social, ethnic, or income factors.

Our vision is to create an effective, dynamic Family Health Team (UOHS FHT) in which physicians and allied health professionals work together in a professionally rewarding and sustainable medical practice that delivers high quality, integrated primary care to all segments of our community, including vulnerable populations.

UOHS is a Family Health Team (FHT)

This approach to primary health care brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for you - the patient. Our team consists of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who work collaboratively, each utilizing their experience and skills within the clinic to provide you with the very best and most up-to-date care, when you need it.

In 2005, UOHS successfully applied to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to be one of the 170 newly created Family Health Teams across the province.  The province's mandate is to improve accessibility to healthcare for more than 2.7 million Ontarians. In addition to the family physicians and other specialists working at UOHS, the FHT added a whole new team of healthcare professionals including nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacist, mental health counsellors, chiropodist, dietician, psychologist, and psychiatrist. Total number of visits was 100,270. In 2010 UOHS received a total of 170,731 visits.

Through our services and programs, we strive to:

  • Promote optimal health and wellness by focusing on prevention, early identification, treatment, care and support for the most prevalent and chronic health conditions of our diverse patient community.
  • Assess and treat chronic mental health conditions through consultation with our psychiatrist, and in partnership with allied resources within the Ottawa area.
  • Use the latest and most effective technology to enhance our core primary care services and health promotion programs.

Consult the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website for more information on Family Health Teams and FHT Health Care Professionals.

The University of Ottawa health Services (UOHS) began many years ago as a small health clinic for students and staff.  The clinic was located in an older building on Templeton Avenue.  Health Services has grown significantly since that time and has seen the following milestones:

1990



UOHS was moved to 100 Marie Curie and included Health Services and Health Promotion.
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1993




Health Promotion department moved to the University Centre.
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2000




UOHS took over operations for the Sports and Physiotherapy Centre in the Sports Complex at 801 King Edward.
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2006






UOHS successfully applied to the Ministry of Health and Long Term care to be one of the 170 newly created Family Health Teams across the province. The FHT added a whole new team of healthcare professionals to the UOHS family including nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, mental health counselors, as well as a chiropodist, dietitian, psychologist, and psychiatrist.
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2011
In 2011, UOHS adopted our Shared Care model; Physicians remain the primary care providers for their patients and share the care of their patients with the nurse practitioner .
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2012

In June 2012, UOHS adopted a new electronic medical record management system (EMR) into the practice.
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