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The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be very difficult for those affected and their families. The Psychosocial Oncology Program at The Ottawa Hospital was established to provide you with the support you need to help you cope with the many challenges associated with cancer and its treatment. Our approach to care is holistic and aims to provide you with emotional, psychological, social, practical and rehabilitation support. Our services are confidential, and can be provided to you and/ or your family individually or in a group setting. You can access our services at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre-General Campus and the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre- located at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.

Our Services

You can come to us for a variety of supports, such as:

  • Counselling
  • Emotional support
  • Practical assistance like (loss of income, etc…)
  • Nutritional assessment and counselling
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Support group and/or education sessions


Making an Appointment

A referral from a physician is not required in order to get an appointment with the Psychosocial Oncology Program professionals.

If you or a family member would like to register for a support group or education session, or would like to access any of our services, please call 613- 737-7700 ext. 70516 (General Campus) or ext. 25200 (Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre).

psop_2For Healthcare Professional Consultation:
Call Intake Coordinator at 613-737-7700 ext. 70148

Referrals can be faxed to 613-737-8331 (General Campus) or (613) 726-5107 (Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre).

Healthcare professionals referring patients to our program, please use our referral form.

Contact Us

The Ottawa Hospital Psychosocial Oncology Program
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre – General campus
501 Smyth Road
Box 938
Ottawa, ON   K1H 8L6

Tel: (613) 737-7700 ext. 70516
Fax (613) 737-8331

psop_3The Ottawa Hospital Psychosocial Oncology Program
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre – Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre (Queensway-Carleton Hospital site)
3045 Baseline Road
Box 938
Ottawa, ON, K2H 8P4

Tel: (613) 737-7700 ext. 25200
Fax: (613) 726-5107

Last updated on: February 27th, 2023