In response to the continued pressure on children’s hospitals, the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais is opening an “ambulatory clinic” for young aged 0-17, beginning Nov. 21.
The outpatient clinic will be “good news for (children) without a family doctor,” as it provides an alternative to crowded emergency rooms, the health agency said.
The agency said that, before making an appointment, people should call Info-Santé at “811” and choose “Pediatric line 0-17 years,” or to consult with a pharmacist.
At the 811 phone service, a teams are dedicated to evaluating specific needs of pediatric patients.
At this point, if it’s determined the child’s condition requires a medical evaluation and they do not have a family doctor, an appointment is made by calling 819-966-6201, or 1-833-966-6201 or on the Rendez-vous santé Québec (RVSQ) website.
Medical examinations will be done Monday through Friday by a team of emergency physicians.