Health and Wellness


- Concussions 101, a Primer for Kids & Parents

- Head Lice Information for Schools

- Head Lice Fact Sheet

- Head Lice Illustrations plus True or False Quiz


Ottawa Public Health provides free monthly dental screening for all ages, including adults. Click on the link above to see a calendar showing dates and locations. OPH also offers free dental programs for eligible children and youth (17 and under). Apply on-line at

EYE HEALTH - How Well Can Your Child See?

In Ontario, all children can receive an annual comprehensive eye exam covered by OHIP until they are 20 years old.

Eye See ... Eye Learn (ESEL) Program:  Junior Kindergarten students can receive free prescription eyewear through the ESEL program.  

Only children born in 2013 may participate in the program until June 30, 2018. Children born in 2014 will be eligible as of July 1, 2018.  

FIRST WORDS:  Preschool Speech and parents, early years providers and health professionals by providing health promotion and prevention education, screening clinics for early identification, assessments and intervention services and by assisting in the transition to school for preschool children.  Children between the ages of 0-5 years can access First Words, which is free of charge and delivered in both official languages. Call Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 extension 28020 and speak to a Public Health Nurse about any issues related to speech and language.

Visit the First Words website at to get information and tips on how to promote speech and language development and for a list of upcoming screening clinics.

Bring your child (age 0 to eligibility for Senior Kindergarten) to a First Words Screening Clinic. They arefree,don’t require an appointment and are open to families who live in Ottawa.

If you are unable to attend any screening clinic, please call the First Words Intake office at 613-737-7600 extension 2500 to discuss a self-referral.


The Centre offers many programs and workshops. Click on the link above for more information or contact Waffa Elhaddad: 

Family Support

RECE/Waffa Elhaddad, Family Resource Facilitator- Circle of Support

Children and Family Services

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond RoadOttawa, Ontario

phone:1 613-820-4922 ext 3379

Fax: 1 613-288-3407


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If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
~ Lao Tzu


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