Consulting health professionals

If your child is well but you would like to see a health professional, you should contact your CLSC. Your CLSC is the gateway to a number of services including vaccination, breast-feeding clinics, and referrals to other resources. It can also provide information on available services and explanations on how to access services elsewhere, if necessary.

Essential information to rememberFor health advice from a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call Info-Santé.

When your child is ill, it can be hard to know where to turn. Here’s a tip: start by calling Info-Santé. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to a nurse, who will evaluate the situation with you. Then you can decide whether it’s better to

  • See a nurse or doctor at the CLSC
  • Go to a clinic, with or without an appointment, or
  • Go to emergency

The Info-Santé nurse can help you locate the clinics and hospitals where you can take your baby.

Info-Santé is available across Québec by dialing 8-1-1, except in northern Québec (Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James and Nunavik).