The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux’s mission is to maintain, improve and restore the health and well-being of Quebecers by providing access to a range of quality and integrated health and social services, thereby contributing to the social and economic development of Québec.

The chief role of the MSSS is to ensure the proper functioning of Québec’s health and social services system. With a view to improving the population’s health and well-being, the MSSS sets priorities, directions and policies in the area of health and social services, and ensures their application. To fulfil its mission, it relies on a network of institutions and individuals who offer the Québec population most health and social services.

For more information about how the health and social services system is organized, see the section Health and Social Services System in Brief This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only).