Finding a Family Doctor

Neighbourhood Health and Social Services Centres are reference points where people can go in case of health or psychosocial problems. There, they can receive appropriate services or be directed to another resource in the territorial services network. Finding a family care practitioner in Quebec may take some time. The first step is to register on the waiting list for a family doctor at your local Health and Social Services Centre. Your request will be evaluated and priority granted according to your health status. It is impossible to determine exactly how long you will be on the waiting list. The wait time may vary according to doctor availability in your region and the number of people on the waiting list in your territory. Ask your colleagues, friends and neighbours for referrals, as they may be aware of doctors accepting new patients in their practices. Call without delay as practices fill up very quickly.


Walk-in Clinics 

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If you do not have a family doctor or if your doctor is not available, you can visit a "Walk-in" clinic for a medical consultation without an appointment. The medical staff will triage your symptoms and provide a prescription, order tests, or refer you to a specialist, if necessary. To locate a clinic near you, please visit: Finding a Walk-in Clinic (map). 



811 Info Santé 

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Info Santé 811 is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects you to a bilingual nurse. The nurse will assist you with monitoring your symptoms and recommending resources in your area's healthcare network, if necessary. Call 811 for non-urgent medical matters for yourself or a family member. Please contact emergency services by calling 911 for urgent medical matters.


McGill Student Health Services 

For details regarding services, hours of operation and insurance coverage, please visit the links below.

Downtown Campus Clinic

Macdonald Campus Clinic

William and Mary Brown Building 

3600 McTavish St. W. Rm. 3301

Montreal, QC H3A 0G3

Tel. 514-398-6017

Centennial Centre, Rm. 124

21111 Lakeshore Rd.

Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

Tel. 514-398-7992


McGill Health Services Dental Clinic 

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The services of the McGill Health Services Dental Clinic are available to McGill students, staff, faculty, and friends and family of students. The clinic is located at 752 Sherbrooke St. W. (corner McGill College Avenue). Call 514-398-3155 to make an appointment.




McGill Employee Assistance Program (EAP-Longpré)

The McGill Employee Assistance Program is a private, free counselling service available 24/7 to employees, their spouses and dependant children. For details, visit the EAP page on the McGill Human Resources website or contact Longpré at 514-843-7009 or 1-800-567-2433.



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If you have a provincial healthcare card, make sure to check the expiry date and to renew it as needed. If you have a Temporary Work Authorization, you must renew your RAMQ card when you renew your work permit in order to remain covered. 


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