9 March, 2023 / Announcements

Rideau Community Health Services is proud to announce that we've been awarded a grant to begin a social prescribing program through the Alliance for Healthier Communities! On March 3rd, the Government of Canada formally announced a commitment of 4 million dollars which will support 28 Community Health Centres and Family Health Teams across Ontario with the training and support they need to begin implementing social prescribing and enhance the availability of community-based mental health promotion programs.

9 February, 2023 / Community


Smiths Falls, Ontario, February 9, 2023 – Rideau Community Health Services in partnership with The Table Community Food Centre would like to extend the deepest gratitude to the many community partners for their assistance in supporting  food security in the area, including the Brown Bag Lunch program and other initiatives throughout the pandemic.

29 April, 2022 / Announcements

News Release – for Immediate Distribution

April 29, 2022

Smiths Falls – Today, Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, announced the Ontario government is investing up to $200,000 in Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) in 2022-23. This funding will support the continued planning of the new Smiths Falls Integrated Health and Social Services Hub.

1 March, 2022 / Community

The health and wellness of people in our communities depends on strong partnerships and coordinated and accessible services and programs. In cities and towns across Canada, Community Health Centres (CHCs) operate to help make this a reality. They strive to offer accessible and inclusive healthcare for all members of the community. The focus is on keeping people – particularly those who have barriers to accessing health services – in good health.

22 February, 2022 / Announcements
Rideau Community Health Services has been actively planning and advocating for the development of the Smiths Falls Health & Community Hub for five years. The vision of Rideau Community Health Services is to bring the community together to create a welcoming space in Smiths Falls in partnership with health, social, and community agencies. The community connection is a vital element in delivering programs and services. We believe that a health and community hub Read more...
4 January, 2022 / Announcements

On behalf of all staff at RCHS, we would like to extend our warmest wishes for a happy New Year.

Our sites continue to remain open with appointments being offered both in-person (when needed) and by phone/virtually.

12 November, 2021 / Announcements

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on November 14th which was the birthday of Sir Fredrick Banting. This year also marks a historic milestone – it was 100 years ago in 1921 that Banting and his colleague Dr. Charles Best started their experiments leading to the first successful insulin injection, a lifesaving treatment for Diabetes. This year, the World Diabetes Day theme is “Access to Diabetes Care: If not now, when?”.

20 October, 2021 / Announcements

Myth #1: COVID-19 Vaccines alter your DNA

19 October, 2021 / Announcements

The Good Food Box (GFB) is a program that has been run by the Smiths Falls Lions Club in partnership with RCHS since 2009.  This program has been paramount in offering affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to the community.  In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to close the Good Food Box program.  In response to this, the Town of Smiths Falls partnered with RCSH and The Lions Club, organizing volunteers to deliver the boxes.  Throughout the pandemic, the GFB has been in full operation while keeping the community safe and continuing to meet our food security needs.

18 October, 2021 / Announcements

RCHS will be offering flu shots for our rostered clients beginning in early November by appointment only. Clinics will run from 9:00am-3:30pm each day. 

Merrickville Site - call 613-269-3400 to book your appointment for the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Smiths Falls Site - call 613-283-1952 to book your appointment for the following dates: