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Ottawa Hospital (The)

Site: Ottawa - 505 Smyth Rd

Service: The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre - Occupational Therapy - Driving Rehabilitation Service

Alternate Name OCR ; The Ottawa Hospital
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
The Rehabilitation Centre
505 Smyth Rd, Rm 2225
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M2
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Intersection Alta Vista Dr and Smyth Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Occupational Therapist assesses motorized-vehicle operation ability and safety and determines if clients have the potential to improve from driver training * assists clients with adaptive driving equipment prescriptions and altered driving techniques
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm * Secretary Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) ; Québec - Western
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Patients 16 years and over whose physical, cognitive and/or behavioural impairments may interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle. Patients who have experienced a visual-field impairment and have been Ministry of Transportation (MTO)-approved to proceed with a driving evaluation through the Vision Waiver Program.
Application Referrals are made by a physician or physiatrist to the Admitting Department at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre by fax 613-733-8336.
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees Service - $850 for driving evaluation and $450 for a passenger vehicle evaluation. Other costs may be incurred for driving lessons and repeat evaluations. ; Fees may be covered at times by an auto insurance company if the medical condition is as a result of a car accident, or by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board if the medical condition is a result of an accident at work.
Service Categories Driving Evaluation ; Evaluation for Assistive Technology
Waiting List Yes, 6 months
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-737-8899 ext 75359
Fax 613-737-8463
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Primary Contact Driving Rehabilitation Service Secretary
Alternate Contact Lynn Hunt, Occupational Therapist / Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
Primary Executive Patsy McNamara, Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation; Phone: 613-737-8899 ext 72682; Email:
Other Details
Established 1981
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health * Ministry of Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 137077137 RR0001 (Rehabilitation Centre Volunteer Association) ; Fees
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by Accreditation Canada and approved by MTO and La Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec

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