Info-Santé: 8 – 1 -1
Info-Santé 8-1-1 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service.
8-1-1 is the only telephone number for this service. Dialling 8-1-1 promptly puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone living in Québec can call Info-Santé 8-1-1 for themselves or a family member.
Info-Santé 8-1-1 nurses give advice and may answer health-related questions. When necessary, they may also direct you to a resource in the health network. Calling Info-Santé 8-1-1 often helps avoid going to a medical clinic or emergency room. However, in the event of a serious problem or emergency, it is important to dial 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.
Here are a few examples of situations in which you can call Info-Santé 8-1-1:
- You have a seasonal flu that persists several days and you are wondering if you should go see a doctor
- Your child wakes up with a high fever and you are wondering if you should take them to emergency
- You are wondering what to do in order to relieve itching and swelling caused by an insect bite
- You have questions regarding health network resources
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – CFF
American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website, which is full of information about the disease, treatments and research
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada website, which is full of information about the disease, treatments and research in Canada