There are three ways to register on the Québec Government’s centralized online tool, the Québec Family Doctor Finder (GAMF):
- online, by using the Guichet d’accès à un médecin de famille / Québec Family Doctor Finder (GAMF)
- online, by using your Québec Health Booklet .
- by telephone, by contacting your region’s CLSC.
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:
- Call 8-1-1, option #3 for the Primary Care Access Point (GAP), which helps people without a family doctor to obtain a medical consultation or a health service.
- To see a doctor immediately, consult the online tool: Finding a Resource Offering Medical Consultation On The Same or Next Day page.
- 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 if also your gateway to the health system
- You can also access the Rapid Access to Medical Services for Children Aged 0-17 years – Mini-Paediatric Emergency Clinic