What to do when you get sick

Feeling sick today? If you are a newcomer in the country, you may panic a little and wonder what to do. Don’t worry, the system is really well organized, and if or when you get sick, you will be taken care of quickly. At first you have to know where to go. If you [...]

Health Insurance Card in Québec: RAMQ

The health insurance card in Québec, otherwise known as a RAMQ card (Régie de l'assurance maladie Québec), gives all cardholders access to a range of healthcare services covered under the Québec Healthcare Insurance Plan. The services include medical, dental, optometric and pharmaceutical services, and by presenting your RAMQ card you will not be billed [...]

Health Care System in Quebec

When relocating to Canada, it is necessary to learn about the health care system, as it will probably be different from the country you are coming from. The RAMQ - the Quebec Health Insurance Board (Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec in French) - is the public office that maintains the Quebec healthcare system, [...]