The Family Health Team (FHT) of the University of Ottawa Health Services offers individual counselling in nutrition by a registered Dietitian.  Registered dietitians are health care professionals who are trained to provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition. Our dietitian can help you make healthy food choices by separating fact from fiction and distinguishing healthy eating plans from those that don’t provide optimal nourishment.


What to Expect

Family Health Team (FHT) Program

Our Registered Dietitian works with you to set healthy lifestyle goals. She can help you with:

  • Making healthy choices
  • Managing your diet if you suffer from: celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure
  • Making sure you eat all essential nutrients
  • Reading nutrition labels

The FHT dietitian also leads the Healthy Lifestyles Program and Craving Change Program – See the program pages for more info if one of these programs is right for you.

How to Access

This service is offered to Ontarian patients who are enrolled with a UOHS family physician. To access our dietitian services, you can either ask your physician or healthcare professional at Health Services for a referral or self-refer by calling 613-564-3950 ext 497. There is no fee for this service.

Important Information

UOHS also offers dietitian services (private practice) to all patients. Patients can self-refer to access this service. For more information regarding this service and how to access please go to our service page.

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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


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.


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.


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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