To find a family doctor accepting new patients, you can register on the waiting list:
If you need to see a doctor immediately, consult the Finding a Resource Offering Medical Consultation On The Same or Next Day page.
Once you have registered on the waiting list, your request will be evaluated and priority granted according to your health. It is impossible to determine exactly how long you will be on the waiting list. The waiting time may vary depending on the availability of doctors in your area and the number of people registered on the list in your territory.
If you were registered on the territory waiting list, you do not need to register again on the GAMF. Your registration has already been transferred to it and you keep your waiting priority. However, you must update your contact information so that you are easily reachable once you have been assigned a doctor.
To be able to register on the waiting list to find a family doctor (GAMF) you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
If you must update your registration or change your contact information, you can make the changes directly on the waiting list to find a family doctor (GAMF).
Your registration will be updated and you will keep your waiting priority.
You may also request, directly on the GAMF, an evaluation of your health condition by a nurse, if this service is offered by your GACO. The nurse will revaluate your health condition and update the priority attributed to your registration.
You can also update your registration by telephone by contacting your territory waiting list.
You may also find a family doctor on your own. Contact medical clinics or family medicine groups (GMFs) located near you to see if they are accepting new patients. You can find their contact info in the Finding a Resource section.
Once you have found a family doctor or have been assigned one, you must register with him or her. You must complete the registration form that will be given to you when you meet the doctor. Registration with a doctor is voluntary and free. However, it can be cancelled in certain cases:
In other situations, you may not be able to request a new doctor while still keeping your current one.
You must cancel your registration with your current doctor. By cancelling your registration, you could lose access to services offered by the clinic you normally go to. To cancel your registration with your current doctor, contact the RAMQ . You may then register on the waiting list through the GAMF or by telephone by contacting your territory waiting list.
Last update: September 19, 2016 1:06 PM
The information on this website by no means replaces the advice of a health professional. If you have questions regarding your health, contact Info-Santé 811 or see a health professional.