Orléans Health Hub welcomes its first clients
July 7, 2021
OTTAWA – Nearly two years after ground-breaking, the Orléans Health Hub opened in late June. The state-of-the-art building, long awaited by the east-end community, opened its doors on schedule despite the pandemic that hit along the way.
The Hub is opening in two phases; in the first phase, seniors’ services, medical imaging, rehabilitation services, some mental health and wellness services, some specialty clinics, as well as care coordination and a mobility aids store are available.
Subsequently, a laboratory, some mental health and wellness services, additional medical imaging capacity, as well as Montfort’s specialty clinics and a café will open this year.
The Orléans Health Hub project is a partnership between Bruyère, Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, CHEO, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Hôpital Montfort, ParaMed, Ottawa Public Health, Geronto-Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa and Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain.
Due to COVID precautions, only clients and people with an appointment can come in at this time. An official opening will be held in the coming months.
The Orléans Health Hub is a unique and innovative model that brings together a range of specialized and community-based care under one roof.
Residents of Ottawa’s east end can benefit from a variety of integrated, needs-based programs, offered in both official languages and close to home, in a welcoming, nature-inspired environment. Parking is free for all and bus stops are nearby.
A major fundraising campaign, led by the Montfort Foundation, will be launched shortly to support funding for the Hub.
For more information, the website theorleanshealthhub.com describes in detail all the programs and services offered at the Orléans Health Hub, and how to access them. All family physicians in the region can refer their patients to the Hub for community and specialty services.
Photo above: The first clients of the Orleans Health Hub, were greeted by Ms. Mélanie Potvin (on left), Project Director for the Orléans Health Hub, upon their arrival at the Hub on the morning of June 24.