We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to host health clinics on-site at Youville Centre. Satellite clinics, that are independently run and not part of Youville Centre’s core programming are meaningful assets to the breadth of services we are able to provide for our young mothers and their children.

Medical Clinic

Dr. Sarah Oliver with Youville Centre clients

Offered weekly at Youville Centre, the medical clinic was founded by, and is managed by Dr. Sarah Oliver, a General Practitioner at the University of Ottawa Health Services. Dr. Oliver volunteers her time with the following aims in mind:

  • To provide primary medical care in an stress-free and comfortable environment for both Youville moms and their children
  • To create a trusting relationship with the mothers at Youville so that they may feel comfortable seeing a Doctor for their ongoing medical needs
  • To encourage Youville moms to see a consistent provider and to have appropriate follow-up for concerns, rather than using walk-in clinics for their healthcare needs
  • To attend to main medical issues as presented, including physical health, mental health, and childcare concerns
  • To act as a liaison between Youville moms and consultants at CHEO or The Ottawa General Hospital
  • To continue to provide medical care for moms and children at the UOttawa clinic after they graduate from Youville Centre