McGill University provides on-campus medical services for students and faculty as well as friends and family of students. This page provides an overview of the option available off-campus and through the university. 

Accessing Medical Services Off-Campus

One of the first steps for locating a medical service in your neighbourhood is to access the Health and Social Services Centre. The Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) and Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS) page functions as a reference point for finding services in various neighbourhoods in Montreal. 

Step Two: Register on the waiting list to see a family doctor. Thereafter, your request will be evaluated and priority may be granted based on the status of your health. Unfortunately, your wait time cannot be checked and waitlist times may vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. If possible, we recommend consulting friends and/or colleagues regarding knowledge of current doctors taking on new patients to speed up the process. 

Step Three: If you are in need of urgent care or if your doctor is unavailable, walk-in clinics are another option available to you. These services do not require an appointment. To locate a walk-in clinic in proximity to your or your workplace, please click the link here.  

Step Four: If you would like an additional consultation or to speak directly with a bilingual nurse, we recommend calling Info-Santé 811 by simply dialing '8 1 1'.  This free, 24/7, and confidential service is most recommended for non-urgent health matters. 

Step Five: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1-. 


Pregnancy & Other Health Matters

If you are in need of an abortion, Santé Montréal offers free appointments at abortion clinics. Two appointments are usually required, and it is recommended that you have taken a pregnancy test before calling to schedule an appointment. If you have the Quebec (RAMQ) health insurance card (for more information, please scroll down) or a valid immigration certificate, these services are free of charge. 


Accessing Medical Services On-Campus


McGill offers students and faculty two clinic options: one located downtown and the other at the Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. For information about the downtown clinic including hours of operation and services provided, please click here. For information about the Macdonald clinic including hours of operation and services provided, please click here.

The McGill Dental Clinic offers services for McGill students, staff, faculty, and friends and family of students. To make an appointment at their clinic, located at 752 Sherbrooke St. W. (corner McGill College Avenue), please call 514-398-3155. Please note that this clinic offers coverage for those under the SSMU and PGSS dental plans. If you are looking for an appointment for someone outside the McGill community, you can contact the McGill Dental Clinic here as well. 

For McGill Employees, you can contact the McGill Employee Assistance Program (EAP-Longpré) at 514-843-7009 or1-800-567-2433. This is a private, free counselling service available 24/7 to not only employees but their spouses and children as well. 


Health Insurance Options

RAMQ Health Insurance Card

The Quebec (RAMQ) health insurance card provides card-holders with access to a range of services, such as dental, medical, optometric, and pharmaceutical services. For information about eligibility and services provided, please consult the page linked here. Please note that McGill students and faculty with French citizenship have access to these cards automatically.


International Student Health Insurance Card

If you are an international student or the parent of an international student, health coverage under the ISS is compulsory. More information is available through Minerva and your card can be picked-up at the Service Point located underneath McLennan Library. To find out what is included in your coverage, please click here


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