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Service: Ottawa Public Health - Free Dental Services at Community Health and Resource Centres

Alternate Name Free community dental screenings ; Free Dental Services at CHRC's ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Ottawa Public Health - Dental Services 
1580 Merivale Rd, Suite 400 
Ottawa, ON K2G 4B5
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community Health and Resource Centers (CHRCs) in Ottawa offer dental services such as dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications and dental health information, denture cleaning (at some locations) and Ontario Senior Dental Care Plan (OSDCP) and Healthy Smiles Ontario program enrolment 
Participating CHRCs: 
* Carlington Community Health Centre 
* Centretown Community Health Centre 
* Eastern Ottawa Community Resource Centre 
* Lowertown Community Resource Centre 
* Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre 
* Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre 
* Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre 
* Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre 
* Sandy Hill Community Health Centre 
* Somerset West Community Health Centre 
* South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 
* South Nepean Community Health Centre 
* Vanier Community Service Centre 
* Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Hours Mon-Fri * irregular, visit website for details
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit the website for the schedule * some locations offer services on a first come, first served basis while some offer appointments
Languages English ; French ; Some dental hygienist speak Arabic
Fees None
Service Categories Dental Prosthodontics ; Dental Screening ; General Dentistry ; Oral Health Education/Information
Contact Information
Office Phone Ottawa Public Health 613-580-6744
Toll Free Phone Ottawa Public Health 1-866-426-8885
TTY Phone Ottawa Public Health 613-580-9656
Fax 613-580-9645
Primary Contact Nancy Kennedy, Program Manager; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23511
Primary Executive Dr Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23681
Other Details
Established City of Ottawa; 2000 * Program; 2010
Funding City / Town ; Provincial
Elections City Council is elected. The Board of Health is appointed.
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