Bruyère Academic Family Health Team

Your visit

Health Card

You must present your health card each time you come to the office. Patients who do not present a valid health card will be asked to pay for the visit.


There is a charge for parking in the Bruyère lot next to the clinic. During peak hours available parking spaces in these lots can be limited. Nearby street parking is also available but is subject to the restrictions and parking rates enforced by the City of Ottawa. There is a paid parking lot behind Notre-Dame Cathedral


OC Transpo Bus route #9 traveling east stops outside the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre. Travelling west, the bus stops on Dalhousie street near the corner of Bruyère street.

Preparing for the visit with your provider

To make the best use of your appointment time with your physician or other team member please consider:


  • Having tests done that have been ordered a few days before your appointment so that results are available to be discussed.
  • Asking your provider if you need a test before the next visit, and obtaining the requisition.
  • Making sure you have the right time and date for your appointment. If you need to reschedule, please call us.
  • Making a list of the questions you want to ask your provider.
  • Making a list of your most important health goals.
  • Bringing all your medication bottles or your current medication list from your pharmacist.
  • Bringing any logbook or record that you keep, such as blood pressure, blood sugar, weight or food diary.
  • Asking a family member, friend or peer to come to the clinic with you to help you remember the information discussed.

People with diabetes

Find interactive tools and downloadable resources developed by the Canadian Diabetes Association to help you personalize your care plan.

Procedures clinic visit

Preparation for minor dermatological surgical procedures

  • Non-Cosmetic issues are covered by OHIP/Quebec Health Coverage
  • Cosmetic issues can be addressed but are directly billable to the patient at reasonable rates 

How to prepare


  • Do not stop taking prescribed medications
  • Stop herbal remedies such as ginger, ginko biloba and garlic 5 days prior
  • Stop taking aspirin or aspirin-containing products and anti-inflammatory products taken on a regular basis 5 days prior, unless they have been prescribed by your doctor
  • Eat a normal breakfast before arriving
  • Do not wear makeup if the procedure is on your face or neck
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment
  • Most individuals are able to return to work/school after their procedure 

If for any reason you cannot attend your appointment, please let us know.