Heart Health Program


Heart Health

The University of Ottawa Health Services Family Health Team offers a Heart Health Program for patients who want to review their risk for cardiovascular (heart) disease. This program is for individuals who want information regarding:

  • Family history of cardiovascular disease and how this might affect your personal risk for a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years
  • Current cholesterol profile and if it is at an acceptable level
  • What is blood pressure, how to keep it low and what your personal target should be
  • What is a healthy weight for their body type and weight loss strategies
  • How to prevent diabetes
  • What are the current dietary recommendations for heart health (how to eat a healthy diet)
  • How to stay active
  • How to manage stress, anxiety and depression
  • How to quit or reduce their smoking
  • What medications and supplements are shown to improve heart health
  • What community resources are in their neighborhood to help them achieve their heart health goals

Assess Your Risk

Heart and Stroke: https://ehealth.heartandstroke.ca/

Heart Institute: https://pwc.ottawaheart.ca/education/are-you-risk

How to Access

You can ask your health care provider to refer you or self-refer by calling us at 613-564-3950

The UOHS consult department will arrange a Heart Smart Initial Assessment appointment with one of our nurse practitioners. During this one hour appointment you will have measurements taken (blood pressure, weight, height, and waist circumference), review your risk factors and develop a personalized plan.

Those who are interested in regular support and guidance can enroll in the year long program. This program consists of a:

  • 3 month follow up phone call- 20 minutes 
  • 6 month reassessment appointment- 1 hour in clinic
  • 9 month phone call- 20 minutes (maximum)
  • 12 month final reassessment- 1 hour in clinic

Those who are interested in a more intensive program may wish to explore the CardioPrevent program at the Heart Institute: https://pwc.ottawaheart.ca/programs-services/cardioprevent. A referral from your family physician or nurse practitioner is required.

Get Heart Smart with our Dietitian!

The UOHS dietitian offers a Get Heart Smart education session every 2 months. This is a 1-1.5 hour session where you can learn the basics of how to eat to keep your heart healthy. Please call 613-564-3950 to register.

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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 - 2PM

Booking instructions:

Please call the clinic at 613-564-3950 to schedule a same day telephone appointment with a walk-in clinic physician.  If after the telephone consultation an in-person visit is required, patients will be booked accordingly.


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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