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High quality health care – diagnosis, treatment and referral – is provided by a multidisciplinary team for conditions most prevalent in women during their reproductive, menopausal and postmenopausal years in four areas: Mature Women’s Health, Gynecology-Oncology, Benign Gynecology and Ultrasound.

Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre – Riverside Campus
1967 Riverside Dr. Ottawa, Ontario  K1H 7W9
Women’s Health Centre, 7th Floor
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Nursing Assessment (Triage) is an essential component of the Menopause, Gynecology-Oncology, Urogynecology, Benign Gynecology programs.

1. Mature Women’s Health

Menopause Clinic FAQ
Our clinic provides a multidisciplinary team approach to women’s health care from the menopause transition (perimenopause) to the postmenopausal years. Nursing clinics are conducted by registered nurses who are credentialed Menopause Educators and Practitioners. Our physicians include gynecologists, internists and family practitioners. The focus of the clinic is patient education, assessment and treatment with the development of an individualized health-care plan.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

Menopause Public Information Sessions
These free sessions are offered in French and in English on a monthly basis. Registration is required. Check our Menopause Information Session schedule for dates, times, location and registration information.

Osteoporosis Clinic FAQ For the Osteoporosis Clinic
The Osteoporosis Clinic provides care to women who have been diagnosed or have a high risk of developing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the deterioration of bone tissue. The deterioration of bone tissue leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is often known as “the silent thief” because bone loss occurs without symptoms.

2. Gynecology-Oncology

Colposcopy Clinic FAQ For the Colposcopy Clinic
Colposcopy is a procedure used to assess women with abnormal Pap smears and also for the diagnosis of problems of the lower genital tract, specifically the vulva, vagina and peri-anal area. It is performed by gynecologists with specific training and incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Registered nurses provide individual patient education and support. A state-of-the-art computerized system (GOCIS) is used for charting, follow-up and recording of all results. It ensures standardization, enhances quality control and patient safety and enables prompt communication of results with the referring physician.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

Gynecology Oncology Clinic FAQ For the Gynecology Oncology Clinic
This clinic is conducted four times a week. Its purpose is to assess, diagnose, treat and follow women with suspect pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the lower genital tract. State-of-the-art ultrasound and diagnostic methods are available for accurate and timely diagnosis. The clinic is staffed with registered nurses and physicians who specialize in gynecologic cancers.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

3. Benign (non-cancerous) Gynecology

Urogynecology Clinic FAQ For the Urogynecology Clinic
This clinic provides services for the diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence, bladder dysfunction, prolapse and pelvic floor disorders. We offer clinics for the fitting and management of pessaries, intermittent self catheterization, biofeedback therapy, and urodynamic testing. Conservative management for urinary incontinence and pelvic floor health is provided by Nurse Continence Advisors. Evaluations of bladder dysfunctions are provided by specialists in Urogynecology.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

Urogynecology Public Information Sessions
These free sessions are offered in English twice a year. Registration is required. Check our Urogynecology public information sessions for dates, times, location and registration information.

Contraception Clinic FAQ For the Contraception Clinic
In the Contraception Clinic, gynecologists, family physicians, and nurses, provide supportive contraceptive counseling and care for women of reproductive age. A special focus will be on women with complicated contraceptive issues, for example medical conditions, complications while using contraception, or difficulties with contraceptive compliance.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Clinic FAQ For the Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Clinic
This clinic focuses on the woman who suffers from irregular or abnormal gynecological bleeding, too much, too little, too painful and too often. Conditions such as Uterine Fibroids, Polyps, Hypersplenia and failure of therapies are addressed. Alternatives to hysterectomy are stressed following appropriate investigations to identify the cause of the problem and, education and guidance to help women select treatment options.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

Vulva Clinic FAQ For the Vulva Clinic
The Vulva Clinic provides care to women who suffer from symptoms of vulvar disease. Symptoms of vulvar disease can be itching or burning of the vulva, abnormal looking skin, ulcerations or sores, and painful intercourse. Treatments of vulvar disease are often not curative and aim at controlling the symptoms.

4. Ultrasound

Gynecology Ultrasound Clinic
This clinic provides state-of-the-art gynecologic imaging. Using the most-advanced, high-resolution ultrasound equipment, scans are performed by registered Medical Sonographers and interpreted by specialized physicians. Gynecologic ultrasound provides visualization of the uterus and ovaries that may help explain findings from the manual pelvic exam or may add important additional information. Common indications for a pelvic ultrasound examination include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, suspicion of an abnormality on bi-manual gynecological exam and follow-up of hormonal therapies.
Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230

Nursing and Allied Health Services

Services provided include the Patient Education Centre, the Nursing Education Program and Triage Offices (Benign Gynecology, Gynecology-Oncology, Menopause, Urogynecology).

The Allied Health Services include services from:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sexual and Marital Counseling
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Pharmacy Support.

Tel.: 613-738-8400 ext. 81725
Fax: 613-738-8230