Crisis Resources

If you are in crisis, there are many resources available to you:


24-hr PARO help line: 1-866-HELP-DOC (1-866-435-7362)

  • offered by PARO for medical students, residents, their partners and family
  • accessible anywhere in Ontario, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • all calls strictly confidential and cannot be traced


UOttawa Department of Family Medicine Website has links to crisis resources and how to proceed if you are in acute distress or there is a family emergency


Ottawa Crisis Line: Within Ottawa 613.722.6914; Outside Ottawa 1.866.996.0991

  • Open to any person aged 16 and older residing in Ottawa, Prescott & Russell counties, Glengarry&Stormont&Dundas counties, Renfrew county, Akwesasane


Ottawa and Gatineau Region Distress Centre (English only): Ottawa/Gatineau 613-238-3311