How to find a doctor or a clinic in Montreal
When I first moved to Montreal from Toronto it was a bit of a struggle for me to acclimatize and figure out how to do basic things I have taken for granted my entire life, living in one city (Toronto).
The main thing was to find a clinic or a doctor in Montreal to do things like vaccinations.
You can’t just walk into any clinic or go to a hospital, you need to find a “CLSC” or Local Community Service Centre.
They handle all of the following:
- routine health and social services (nursing care, blood tests, vaccinations, morning-after contraception, etc.);
- preventive or medical services (medical consultations with or without an appointment) ;
- rehabilitation and reintegration services; and
- public health activities.
You can see a list of CLSCs here.
You also need to book in advance and schedule for appointments like vaccinations. You can’t just walk in. I did not know this (someone mis-informed me on the phone) and I ended up waiting 2 weeks to get Baby Bun vaccinated.
Otherwise you can also look for other medical clinics by searching online. Universities like McGill and Concordia usually have pretty good pages for students on where to find a doctor.
Otherwise, you can find a list of clinics here.