Patients may access the Primary Care Program by walk-in during regular business hours with no appointment necessary. Patients can present to the reception desk and ask to be registered for a walk-in visit.
Walk-in primary care visits can be made separate from addictions services; however, dual visits are possible when clinically appropriate.
Patients of Recovery Care at sites where a Physician Assistant is not present may also register for a primary care visit virtually.
During the HealthCheck appointment you will meet with the Canadian Certified Physician Assistant at the clinic to complete a health status evaluation. The Physician Assistant will work with you to complete a full medical history, conduct a physical examination and order further testing if necessary. The focus of the visit is to ensure that you are up to date on your immunizations and following the Canadian guidelines for preventative care including:
Clients wishing to complete a HealthCheck must register in-person at the Recovery Care Byward clinic [306 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON, K1N 5Y5] during regular business hours.
Should you wish, during this appointment the provider can also register you for Health Care Connect, which is a provincial service that helps individuals find a primary care provider.
Healthcare Provider and Patient Forms:
To make your visit run as smoothly as possible we recommend filling out a HealthCheck Intake Form prior to registering for an appointment. If you have trouble accessing or filling the form, you can always complete it at registration.
Healthcare providers and community partners referring patient for HealthCheck are encouraged to complete the form with the patient and fax it to 613-680-0411.