Planned Parenthood Ottawa


Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a pro-choice nonprofit supporting our community’s sexual and reproductive health through education, counselling, and referral services. We envisions a community where accurate sexual and reproductive health support and services are comprehensive, accessible, and delivered equitably.

Services Offered:

Options Line support
Community members are able to reach us through email at or call our Options Line at 613-226-3234 ext. 101 from 12pm-4pm, Monday to Friday to receive sexual and reproductive health information, time sensitive community referrals (incl. for abortion), emotional support (incl. immediate counseling if necessary, trauma-informed safety planning, crisis de-escalation etc.), and schedule Options counselling.

Options Counselling
Planned Parenthood Ottawa offers free, confidential, evidence informed counseling grounded in respect for personal autonomy through support that is trauma-informed, client-centred, anti-oppressive, and based on informed consent. Community members are given a space to talk about their pregnancy options (parenting, adoption, abortion etc.), how to navigate an STI diagnosis and safer sex practices with a partner/s, contraception choices, pregnancy loss, hormone replacement therapy, and can receive post-abortion support (incl through an in-person peer-support group).

Resource Distribution
We offer free pregnancy tests (urine/ discreet strip tests), prenatal vitamins, safer sex supplies (condoms, dental dams, lube etc.), and sexual and reproductive health related pamphlets/ educational materials to community members and organizations.

Kiosk & Workshops
Our team also offers event kiosking and sexual and reproductive health related workshops for community organizations, universities, primary schools etc. Visit out website ( for more information on our workshops and to book with our staff!

222 Somerset St. W., Suite 404
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G3
Phone: 613-226-3234 ext. 101
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Fees: Free. Some education workshops are paid, and can be negotiated!
Hours: Options Line: Monday-Friday, 12-4pm Drop-In: Wednesdays 12-4pm Counselling: Daytime and evening counselling available Monday-Friday.
Languages: English
Regions Served: Ottawa
Type of Service: Education/Workshops, Health Services, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Health
Closed Identity-Specific Groups: Open to All Races, Open to All Genders and Sexualities


Physically Accessible to Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices: Yes
Accessible Washrooms: Yes
Gender-neutral Washrooms: Yes
Scent-free / Low Scent: Scent-free
ASL: Available upon request, Available occasionally
Childcare: Childcare subsidies available
Food: Light snacks available
Transit Reimbursements: No
Alcohol: No