Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles program is a lifestyle approach to help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight. It provides a group setting for sharing experiences and support, and is co-facilitated by a registered dietitian and a certified fitness trainer.

The participant will learn about how nutrition, physical activity, the environment and our behaviours affect our body sizes. They will learn to use this information in their day to day lives by working with other group members doing practical activities and learning from each other’s experiences. The aim of this program is to help individuals make permanent lifestyle changes. This is not a program that focuses on “dieting”.

What to Expect

1. Orientation session (1 hr)

  • An overview of the program and opportunities for the participant to find out if they are ready to start this type of program and ask questions.


2. Lifestyle Modification (2 hr class each week, 6 weeks)

  • Group discussions on healthy weight, eating well, meal planning, grocery shopping and eating out (1 hr)
  • Group training sessions with personal trainer (1 hr)
  • Individual training (optional) with personal trainer 1 hr per week during the program.


3. Follow up (optional)

  • Group follow up training sessions (held for 1 hr during next program session)
  • Individual counselling in nutrition (during or after program).

How to Access

Rostered patients of the UOHS can:
Self-refer by contacting the dietitian at 613-564-3950 ext 501


Ask their physician or other health care professional to refer them to the program.
The program is free for all rostered patients of UOHS FHT.

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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.

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