Connexions Resource Centre - Satellite Offices
Visits by appointment only
Shawville: 530, rue Main, Shawville, Qc, J0X 2Y0
Wakefield: 721, chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
819-557-0615 •

Register for a Family Doctor

There are three ways to register on the Québec Government’s centralized online tool, the Québec Family Doctor Finder (GAMF):

To register, you must have a valid Québec health card and be aged 14 or older.  Because the wait can be long, you should register immediately upon arrival in Québec. Priority is given to people with the most severe health problems.  For more information about registering for a family doctor, eligibility, updating your registration, finding your own family doctor, and more, visit: Registering with a Family Doctor.

In Québec, in order to consult a specialist (dermatologist, gynecologist, urologist, orthopedic, ophthalmologist, etc.), you must be referred by a general physician.

Once you have registered on the GAMF, here are a few health care services you could use while you wait for a doctor:

  • Contact Info-Santé by dialing 811, option #1 to talk to a nurse or contact Info-Social by dialing 811, option #2 to talk to a psychosocial worker.  Find more detailed info here.  For residents with a 613 area code phone number, please call 819-966-6201 or 1-833-966-6201.
  • You can also access certain services such as preventive or medical services or rehabilitation and reintegration services through your local CLSC
  • Remember that your Pharmacist is also your gateway to the health system
  • RVSQ : Rendez-vous santé Québec allows you to make a pediatric appointment at the 0-17 year old ambulatory clinic online.
  • Call 8-1-1, option #3 for the Primary Care Access Point (GAP), which helps people and children aged 0-17 without a family doctor obtain a medical consultation or a health service.
  • To see a doctor immediately, you can also book your own appointment via Québec’s RSVQ online tool.