Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins

Do you have questions about your baby? Want to know if your child is on track? Do you have questions about your child's growth and development? We are here to help.

The Parenting in Ottawa Drop-ins are located across the City of Ottawa. Speak with a public health nurse about parenting. 

  • Get support for breastfeeding
  • Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active
  • Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development
  • Ask about your child's social and emotional development

The program is available to:

  • Expectant parents, parents and guardians of children aged birth to 6 years of age

Drop-ins are closed on statutory holidays unless otherwise specified 

*Note due to COVID-19 many sites have changed their services. 

Please call or check online before heading out.

Carlington Community Health Centre

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Individual breastfeeding support by appointment only (no breastfeeding drop in clinics).

Email jsullivan@carlington.ochc.org  for appointment.

Acute visits only.  

Centretown Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support: Tuesdays by an experienced RN, over the phone or in person.  To access this service, please call 613-233-2317 ext. 2144.

Self-serve Baby Weight Checks: available on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00pm by appointment only. To book an appointment call 613-233-4697. Please note: This is not a medical appointment and a health care provider will not assess baby weights.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)

Call at 613-820-4922 ext. 3604 Tuesday through Friday (during business hours) to access telephone support.

One-on-one appointment may be scheduled with parent and baby on Friday morning if needed.

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Individual breastfeeding support by appointment for residents of the catchment area only (north of hwy 417,  east of Island Park, west of Bronson and south of Ottawa River).

Call 613-688-1177 to leave a message for a phone consultation with the Lactation Consultant.

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)

Call at 613-737-5115 ext 2327 Mondays and Thursdays (during business hours) to access telephone or virtual support.

One-on-one appointment may be scheduled with parent and baby on either Monday or Thursday, as needed.

Babies needing to be weighed may book an appointment on either Monday or Thursday by calling 613-737-5115 ext 2327

View the Parenting in Ottawa Drop-in Calendar


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