Welcome to the Wabano Clinic

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health offers a full service medical clinic in the heart of Vanier that works closely with patients to help them lead healthy lives.  Whether you have a specific medical issue, need your annual checkup or are looking for health advice, Wabano can help. Our clinic team provides primary and holistic medical care integrated with traditional Indigenous approaches to our First Nations,  Inuit and Métis community members within the National Capital Region.

In addition to the medical clinic, Wabano provides provides holistic and culturally relevant mental wellness services to Indigenous individuals and families.  For information on the mental wellness services and walk-in counselling click here.

Call us to book an appointment with your doctor or nurse practitioner at (613) 748-5999.

Wabano Clinic Hours

Regular Hours of Service (including Walk-In):

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Walk-in clinic services are only available to registered Wabano clients that have already done an intake with one of our doctors or nurse practitioners.

Our team of nurse practitioners and doctors are currently accepting new patients and there is no waitlist. We provide medical care for Ontario residents who self-identify as Indigenous. Call our medical reception desk at 613-748-5999 for more information. The clinic (including walk-ins) is open from 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

If you are new to Wabano and would like to become a patient, please contact Kathleen Harding, Intake and Crisis Worker at (613) 748-0657 ext. 309 to book an intake appointment.

 Walk-in Crisis Counselling is also available.

In order to reduce risks related to COVID-19, the Wabano dental clinic is closed until further notice. For assistance, please call 613-580-9631.

After-Hours Care

On weekends and statutory holidays, we have a physician on call to help our registered medical clients with urgent matters. Please call 613-748-5999.

Medical emergencies: Go to a hospital emergency department or call 9-1-1.

Crisis Lines & Mental Health Supports

If you are experiencing a crisis outside of Wabano hours of operation, please call the appropriate crisis line below.

If this is a medical emergency dial 911.

The Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hours a day/7 days a week) 613-722-6914
Compassionate and caring crisis support.

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa 613-747-7800

Detox Emergency Ottawa 613-241-1525

Distress Centre of Ottawa (24 hours a day/7 days a week) 613-238-3311
Help line providing emotional support and encouragement, crisis management and intervention, suicide risk assessment and prevention, and community resource/referral information.

Youth Services Bureau (bilingual) 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario)
24/7 crisis line available for youth, as well as chat options at

Kids Help Phone (bilingual) 1-800-668-6868
Telephone, chat, and text support for children and youth.

Good 2 Talk (bilingual) 1-866-925-5454
Confidential services for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 24/7 (Bilingual, Other) 1-855-242-3310
Telephone counselling services available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English, and French.

Native Youth Crisis Line 1-877-209-1266
24/7 crisis line for Indigenous Youth available for residents of Canada and the United States.

Talk4Healing 1-855-554-HEAL
Culturally grounded, fully confidential line for Indigenous women. Available in 14 languages across Ontario.

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre Crisis Line 24/7 (English) 613-562-2333 24hr Line: 613-562-2333
Services available 7 days a week for survivors of sexual violence, supporters, family and friends of survivors. Accompaniment can be arranged through the crisis line to hospital and police.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511
24-hour crisis support.

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (24 hours/day) 1-613-234-2266
24-hour crisis support.

Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Program at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital 1-613-798-5555 ext. 13770
Private and confidential trauma informed services to survivors of sexual assault and partner abuse.

Trans Lifeline 1-877-330-6366
Non-profit hotline run by transgender people, for transgender people.

LGBTTQQ2SI Youth Line 647-694-4275
Confidential, non-judgemental & informed LGBTTQQ2SI peer support.  There is a live chat option on the webpage.

Planned Parenthood Ottawa 1-613-226-3234 ext. 100 or
Telephone counselling sessions available.

Ottawa Victim Services 1-613-238-2762
Emotional support, practical assistance (alarms or 911 cell phones) or victim compensation (safe accommodation when violence against women shelters are full.

Senior’s Safety Line (24 hours/day) 1-866-299-1011
24/7 confidential line providing crisis support, referrals, and information in over 150 languages.

Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services
Chat 2:00 pm to 2:00 am and text 2:00 pm to 2:00 am at #258258

Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a secure text and online chat service for women who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Text us: 613-704-5535