Turning 18? Here's Your Guide to Navigating Healthcare in Quebec Without a Family Doctor

Guide for young adults healthcare

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Becoming an adult comes with its set of challenges, especially taking charge of your own health.In Quebec, for those turning 18 and finding themselves without a family doctor, navigating the healthcare system can seem daunting. But don't worry, there is a structured path you can follow to ensure you are covered and receive the medical attention you need. Here is an easy guide to help you through this transition.

Step 1: Get a Unique Plan with Doctr:

First, visit Doctr and sign up for a unique plan. Doctr is designed to simplify the process of finding healthcare services, making it easier for young adults to quickly get the medical attention they need.

Step 2: Register to Get a Family Doctor:

Next, you'll need to register to get a family doctor. Having a family doctor is crucial for staying healthy in the long term and addressing any potential medical issues. Be aware, the wait time can be several years! It's important to register as early as possible.

Step 3: Check Your Insurance Coverage:

It's vital to ensure you have health insurance coverage, which can come from various sources:

  • Insurance via Parents/Guardians: Check if you are covered under your parents' or guardians' insurance policy for medical expenses or health emergencies.
  • Educational Institution Insurance Options: Explore health insurance plans offered by your school or university, as many offers' student specific plans covering a range of health services.
  • Coverage via RAMQ: Check your eligibility for the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) for comprehensive health service coverage.

What We Offer at Doctr:

At Doctr, we recognize the critical need for timely medical attention for young adults. Our commitment is to ensure you have access to quality healthcare services when you need them.

Here is what you can expect from us:

  • Quick Appointments: Access a qualified doctor within 24-48 hours in your area.We offer walk-in appointments fully covered by RAMQ, and if necessary, we can help you find a private clinic, or a specialist suited to your needs.
  • Easy Registration: Registering with Doctr is straightforward. Visit our website or download our app to sign up quickly. We will guide you through the registration process step by step.
  • Ongoing Support: Our service goes beyond mere medical consultations.Joining Doctr means becoming part of a community dedicated to your health and well being.We focus on building long-term relationships with our clients, ensuring our coordinators are always available to connect with you and provide the assistance you need

Additionally, we can facilitate your access to a variety of specialized services at clinics for young people, including:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • STI screening
  • Starting contraception
  • IUD insertion
  • Pregnancy consultations
  • Referral for abortion requests
  • HPV vaccination
We understand this transition can be overwhelming, but with Doctr, you are not alone. Join us today and take the first step towards a healthier and more supported adult life. Your health is important, and with Doctr, it is well cared for.