Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular icon The University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS) Family Health Team offers a program focused on providing comprehensive care to patients who have hypertension (high blood pressure) and dyslipidemia (abnormal cholesterol levels). Hypertension and dyslipidemia are risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD continues to be the leading cause of death in Ottawa and the surrounding area (the Champlain district) and the burden of CVD is expected to double as the generation of baby boomers age.

The program is based on the Champlain Primary Care Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management Guideline and will help you address the causes of hypertension and dyslipidemia through lifestyle counselling as well as using pharmacological measures to ensure adequate control of the conditions and prevent progression.

This program is run by our Family Health Team (FHT) nurse practitioner (NP).  The UOHS Family Health Team also includes other health professionals like our pharmacist and our dietitian who are available to support the patient.

What to Expect

  • Screening of personal risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Referral for diagnostic tests (if required)
  • Referral to other UOHS professionals such as our dietitian, clinical pharmacist or chiropodist
  • Referral to other UOHS programs or community resources
  • Education focused on your lifestyle and specific needs
  • Ongoing support and management
  • Ongoing communication and collaboration with your family physician

How to Prepare

  • Bring the medications you are currently taking (including over the counter) or a list of your medications
  • Write down any questions you have about your high blood pressure or high cholesterol

How to Access

Patients who are rostered with a UOHS Family Health Team (FHT) physician can join the cardiovascular program at 100 Marie Curie (map) and also access additional health services at UOHS. By participating in the UOHS FHT cardiovascular program, you may be able to better manage your heart health and avoid cardiovascular related complications, while continuing to have regular appointments with your family doctor or nurse practitioner for the management of your overall health.

You can also self-refer to this program by calling us at 613-564-3950 to request an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner program lead. 

CardioPrevent program

University of Ottawa Health Services has become a satellite location for the Ottawa Heart Institute CardioPrevent Program. The goal of this program is to help people with risk factors lower their chances of having cardiovascular disease (CVD). UOHS follows the Ottawa Heart Institute’s program. CardioPrevent Health Coaches will develop a tailored personalized plan to improve participants’ well-being and quality of life. 

This program is led by Erin O’Neill, a nurse practitioner (NP) in our Family Health Team (FHT). CardioPrevent Health Coaches at UOHS also include other health professionals from our team, including nurse practitioners, pharmacist and dietitian.

The program includes:

  • Appointments where you will meet your own personal CardioPrevent® health coach, who will make you aware of your risk factors and develop your own personal risk reduction plan
  • Regular follow-up support and guidance
  • A personalized educational package tailored to your cardiovascular risk factors
  • Referrals to services that will help you to meet your personal goals

To be eligible for the program you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Moderate to high risk for CVD (score determined by the patient's Framingham Risk Score)
  • Provider referral and self-referral are accepted

Are you at risk? Use the Ottawa Heart Institute online tool to assess your risk for cardiovascular disease

Follow a patient in a journey through the program

 

Wait time

Approximate Wait time at Walk-in Clinic



Please consider making an appointment with your family doctor for non-urgent issues

Hours of Operation

Walk-in Clinic
100 Marie Curie, Ottawa

Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM*

*Summer Hours: The Walk-in Clinic will be closed on Sundays from June 4th to August 27th

Important Walk in appointment information for Rideau Clinic location

Contact

300-100 Marie Curie Pvt
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-564-3950

Fax: 613-564-6627

After Hours Access to Care

Patients registered with a family doctor at UOHS

In case of emergency, always dial 911. THAS connects you to a nurse who can provide medical advice, or, if appropriate, provide access to a family health team doctor or suggest that you go to emergency.

1-866-553-7205


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Ontario residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Telehealth Ontario is a free service that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical questions any time of the day or night. This could be when you're sick or injured but aren't sure if you need to see a doctor or can treat the situation at home.

1-866-797-0000


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Quebec residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Info-Santé 8-1-1  is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue.

Info-Santé 811

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