Neighbourhood Health Programs

Public Health’s neighbourhood programs meet residents in their own communities. The programs help to reduce barriers to health support and community services.

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Neighbourhood Nursing Team

Neighbourhood nurses meet people where they are. They support people in spaces where they are comfortable. They help people navigate their health care needs and connect to community support. The nurses specialize in helping people who often experience barriers to health care. 

 They provide access to many public health services and supports, including:

  • Vaccines - The nurses can give vaccines and help you figure out which vaccines you need.
  • Sexual health - Get counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Nurses can help you with emergency contraception and access to birth control.
  • Harm reduction - Neighbourhood nurses can provide supplies for safer drug use. They can also connect you to information about treatment and support.
  • Mental health - Connect to mental health supports and peer help groups in your community.
  • Prenatal health - Nurses provide advice and connections to health supports during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding - Get practical information about feeding babies and connection to ongoing support.
  • Childhood development - Nurses can help you identify development concerns for your child.  They can connect you with community organizations for support.
  • Dental health - Nurses can help you figure out if you are eligible for dental coverage. They can provide information on dental care options.

Where to find Neighbourhood Nurses

Routine drop-in times are offered at a variety of locations throughout Waterloo region. Check with your local community center or contact the neighbourhood nursing team directly for a list of current times and locations.

Neighbourhood nursing services are also available for community organizations upon request. Email or call 519-575-4400 ext. 5897 for more information. 

Public Health Neighbourhood Bus

The Neighbourhood Bus provides residents with easy access to vaccines, close to home. The bus is available from the spring through the fall. See a schedule of upcoming locations below.

Interested having the Public Health Neighbourhood Bus come to your community? Email


Upcoming bus schedule


Chandler Mowat Community Centre (222 Chandler Drive, Kitchener)

  • Thursday, November 16, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

The Family Centre (65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener)

  • Thursday, November 23, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Lions Arena (20 Rittenhouse Road, Kitchener)

  • Tuesday, December 12, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Clinic closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Kingsdale Community Centre (72 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener) 
  • Wednesday, December 6, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre (116 Rouse Avenue, Cambridge)

  • Tuesday, November 28, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Clinic closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Hespeler Memorial Arena (640 Ellis Road, Cambridge)

  • Thursday, December 7, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Sunnydale Community Centre (508H Sunnydale Place, Waterloo)

  • Wednesday, November 15, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Erb West Community Centre (45 Amos Avenue, Waterloo)
  • Thursday, November 30, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Albert McCormick Community Centre (500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo) 
  • Wednesday, December 13, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Township of Woolwich

Breslau Community Centre (100 Andover Drive, Breslau)

  • Wednesday, November 29, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Township of Wilmot

  • No upcoming dates at this time

Township of Wellesley

Linwood Recreation Centre (5279 Ament Line, Linwood)

  • Wednesday, November 22, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Township of North Dumfries 

North Dumfries Community Complex (2958 Greenfield Rd, Ayr)
  • Tuesday, December 5, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Clinic closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Thursday, December 14, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.  (Clinic closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)


Other neighbourhood health programs and resources

Public Health Peer Program


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