Contact Information

Faculty Wellness Program
University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine
Roger Guindon Hall
451 Smyth Rd
Room 3030
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8M5

Tel.: 613-562-5178
Fax: 613-562-5279

Crisis information

In case of crisis, you may contact:

Caroline Gérin-Lajoie
Director, Faculty Wellness Program
613-562-5800 ext. 8507

or contact us by email at

Please note that this number is not staffed 24 hours a day. Messages are retrieved during office hours only. If you are in distress or require immediate assistance please visit the nearest hospital.


The PAIRO 24 Hour Helpline is available to residents, their partners, and family members, as well as medical students. The toll-free number - 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362) is accessible anywhere in Ontario, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All members of the Ontario Medical Association are welcome to utilize the Physician Health Program which can be reached at: 1-800-851-6606

For further information go to:

Medical students

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 613-562-5800 ext. 8136

Non-clinical faculty, staff, and graduate students

The Ottawa Distress Line: (crisis) 613-238-3311

P.O. Box 70039
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K2P 2M3

WarrenSheppel Employee Assistance Program

1-800-387-4765 (English)
1-800-361-5676 (French)

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Last updated: 2015.09.08