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Have a health-related question?

Ottawa Public Health is excited to announce that we are transitioning our Teletypewriter (TTY) service to the 7-1-1 feature. This change ensures that people with hearing or speech disabilities can continue to make and receive telephone calls via TTY relay services, with the assistance of a relay operator. 

What is 7-1-1: People that rely on TTY relay services can dial 7-1-1 to connect for free with a Bell relay operator that can communicate back and forth with the caller and Ottawa Public Health. After calling 7-1-1 you will receive a response of “Bell Canada relay service” and then you can ask the relay operator to contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.  

Canada Video Relay Service (VRS) is another option available for clients who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. 

Please review the following options to ensure you make the best call based on your needs.

For health care professionals, community partners and other organizations

The OPH Contact Centre is for healthcare providers and community partner inquiries only.

Topics covered:

  • Reporting communicable diseases and outbreaks
  • Reporting animal bites
  • Environmental health issues
  • Requesting immunization record
  • Vaccine ordering and support
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Public health inspection 




Toll free: 1-866-426-8885

TTY:  7-1-1

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (closed on statutory holidays).

To report a public health emergency after hours and on statutory holidays, please call 3-1-1 (613-580-2400, TTY: 7-1-1) and ask for the Public Health Officer on call.

Physicians and Health Care Professionals Portal


Write to us:
Ottawa Public Health
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON
K2G 6J8

Frequently asked immunization related questions

Childhood immunization

You can also call 613-580-6744 and speak with a public health nurse if you have questions about your child’s vaccination needs or vaccination record. Calls will be answered Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Adult immunization

Returning a message from Ottawa Public Health 

If you have received a message from Ottawa Public Health such as a letter or a call regarding an infectious disease, immunization or infection control lapse then please call 613-580-6744 and listen to the menu options carefully.




Toll free: 1-866-426-8885

TTY: 7-1-1

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed on statutory holidays).
8-1-1 Speak to a registered nurse (free, secure, and confidential health advice)

Connect with a registered nurse from Health811 for free, secure, and confidential health advice. Service is available in English and French, with translation support also offered in other languages.

TTY: 1-866-797-0007


Topics covered:

  • COVID-19
  • General questions about vaccination
  • Health advice and referral
  • Mental health supports
  • Breastfeeding/chestfeeding support 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Finding healthcare / a primary healthcare provider
  • Nutrition
  • And much more
2-1-1 Community Navigator

Community Navigators connect clients to community programs and resources across Eastern Ontario. Helpline service is available in over 150 languages. Service is free and confidential. Clients can interact via chat, text, calling 211, email and online search tool.




Topics covered:

  • Health and mental health services
  • Newcomer and immigrant services
  • Food banks and meal programs
  • Housing, shelters, and utility help
  • Seniors’ services and home care
  • Government programs and services
  • Parenting and family support
  • Disability supports and more
3-1-1 City of Ottawa

A non-emergency phone number that connects clients with City of Ottawa services and information. Service available in 170+ languages. Connect with 311 by phone, email, mobile app, in-person or TTY 613-580-2401. For urgent matters, open 24/7.



Topics covered:

  • Access to municipal services
  • Noise complaints
  • Registering for City courses and camps
  • Reporting a smoking and/or vaping violation
  • Reporting discarded needles or other drug paraphernalia
  • And much more

Book an appointment at our Sexual Health Clinic 

To book an appointment for any of our services, please call the Sexual Health Clinic at (613) 234-4641 Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 am to noon and 1 to 3:30 pm. For any other services, please contact your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or visit a general community walk-in clinic. For general sexual health information, please contact the Ontario Sexual Health Infoline by phone: 1-800-668-2437 or by e-chat.

Ottawa Public Health Dental Information Line 

For more information on dental health services please call Ottawa Public Health Dental Information Line at 613-580-6744 extension 23510.

Ottawa Public Health Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs

In collaboration with City and community partners, Ottawa Public Health offers free drop-in services to all residents of Ottawa at our accessible Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs. Come speak to Ottawa Public Health and City of Ottawa staff.


Topic covered:

  • Vaccination 
  • Employment and Social Services
  • Dental Screening
  • Mental Health, Addictions and
  • Substance Use Health
  • Parenting in Ottawa drop-ins
  • Diabetes Screening

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