Our History

Ste-Anne Medical Center is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been providing health care services to the people of Lowertown Ottawa for nearly 50 years.

Years Highlights
1971 A group of volunteers, concerned about the lack of services for mother and child, are seeking the support of the University of Ottawa Family Medicine Unit to fill this gap.
In very modest Located at the corner of McGee and St-André, immunization clinics are offered by workers who work there on a voluntary basis for 2 hours a week.
1972 The Ministry of Health agrees to fund the clinic and becomes a Community Health Center (CSC) which acquires permanent staff and moves to slightly larger, although very modest premises located on Murray Street.
En in addition to increasing the number of services, a program of home visits was initiated.
1975 A move to the Lowertown Community Center located at 40 Cobourg Street provides more spacious and adequate premises.
1980 Obstetrics and gynecology services are offered for the first time.
1981 Internal medicine, general surgery and nutrition services are added.
1982 A urology service is added.
A move to 500 old St-Patrick Street is made to accommodate specialized services.
1983 Clinique Ste-Anne has enough registered members to warrant per capita funding and is officially recognized as an Organization de services de santé (OSS) commonly known as the "Health Service organization".
The services of an otolaryngologist and a podiatrist are retained.
Some premises are modified to accommodate diagnostic imaging services.
1987 An administrative restructuring of the services takes place.
1988 Implementation of a new computerized file management and accounting system.
Addition of a drug addiction program with medical assessment, individual therapy and group counselling.
1989 Renovation of existing space and addition of 2,400 square feet to accommodate new group programs.
The clinic is changing its name to Ste-Anne Medical Center to better reflect the breadth of programs and services.
1991 Opening of the satellite at 1042 Merivale. The entire practice of the doctor on site for 18 years is absorbed and becomes an integral part of the Ste-Anne Medical Center (1992) Inc.
1995 Added 6 programs to basic medical services.