There are three types of family medicine group (FMG):

To register with a family doctor go to the Registering with a Family Doctor page.

To find out the various resources that you can consult if you have a health or psychosocial problem, go to the Primary care health and social services page.

Family medicine group

A family medicine group (FMG) is a group of family doctors who work together and in close collaboration with other health and social services professionals (e.g., nurse, social worker).

Accessibility

Only people who have a family doctor in the FMG in question can get a consultation and access the services offered.

Services offered

A person who goes to an FMG for a consultation can receive medical services from their own family doctor or from another doctor in the group if their family doctor is not available. All the doctors who are members of the FMG have full access to the medical records of registered patients. The person can also see a nurse, a social worker or another health professional in the FMG for follow-up services if necessary.

Aim of FMGs

The work organization in FMGs allows patients who have a family doctor to access health and social services more easily.

For doctors, this organization:

  • ensures better patient management and follow-up;
  • improves quality of care;
  • improves access to primary care.

University family medicine group

A university family medicine group (U-FMG) is a family medicine group where patients can receive care and where residents in family medicine, students and interns in various disciplines can receive training and be supervised.

Accessibility

Only people who have a family doctor in the U-FMG in question can get a consultation there.

Services offered

A person who goes to a U-FMG for a consultation can access the same medical services and the same follow-up services as in an FMG. These services may be provided by residents in family medicine, students or interns. They can make diagnoses, write prescriptions and make recommendations. They are always supervised by doctors or qualified professionals who, as needed, also see the patients.

Aim

The work organization in U-FMGs allows patients who have a family doctor to access health and social services more easily. It also allows residents in family medicine, students and interns to receive appropriate training in a real patient management context.

Super clinic

A super clinic is a group of family doctors who work together and in close collaboration with other health professionals, such as nurses and social workers, to meet semi-urgent or simple urgent needs.

Accessibility

All clienteles can get a consultation in a super clinic:

  • patients who do not have a family doctor;
  • patients who are registered with a family doctor in the super clinic in question;
  • patients who are registered with a family doctor who practices outside the super clinic.

Super clinics are open 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, with some exceptions. They offer all patients the possibility of making an appointment for the next day up until 3 hours before closing time if all the available consultation slots for that day are booked.

Services offered

In addition to offering the same services as FMGs, super clinics offer public specimen collection and imaging services on site or nearby. It is also easier to access specialized services (e.g., orthopedics or rheumatology) in some super clinics.

Aim of super clinics

The services available in super clinics mean that clients who have a non-priority condition do not have to go to the emergency room. They provide quick access to services for primary care needs.

List of super-clinics

Capitale-Nationale

Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec

Estrie

Montréal

Outaouais

Chaudière-Appalaches

Laval

Lanaudière

Montérégie