Find a Doctor

If you are looking for a family doctor in Canada who is taking new patients, start by asking friends and co-workers in your community. Others who may be able to suggest someone include your dentist or pharmacist. If at first you must use a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic, be sure to ask the attending physician. Provincial medical associations also maintain lists of doctors and some will provide you with names of those in your area who are accepting new patients. Here are the contact numbers for each province and territories.

1. College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.

Tel: (604) 733-7758
Fax: (604) 733-3503
Website: www.cpsbc.ca
Using the Physician Search feature revealed the names and addresses of 43 doctors in the Vancouver area who were currently accepting new patients.

2. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

Tel: (780) 423-4764
Fax: (780) 420-0651
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Website: www.cpsa.ab.ca
On this site, as an example, a quick search provided the names of 27 doctors in the Lethbridge area who were accepting new patients.

3. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Tel: (416) 967-2626
Fax: (416) 961-3330
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.cpso.on.ca
With the aid of the sophisticated search tools on this site, a user was quickly referred to physicians accepting new patients. These included 66 physicians in the city of Brampton, seven in the town of Ajax, and three in one central Toronto postal district.

The following six provincial sites feature directories that provide the names, addresses and phone numbers of physicians, but they do not indicate whether they are currently accepting new patients.

1. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

Tel: (204) 774-4344
Fax: (204) 774-0750
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.cpsm.mb.ca

2. Collège des médecins du Québec

Tel: (514) 933-4441
Fax: (514) 933-3112
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.cmq.org

3. College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick

Tel: (506) 849-5050
Fax: (506) 849-5069
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.cpsnl.ca
Website: www.cpsns.ns.ca
This site directs you to the Physician Referral Service of the Nova Scotia Department of Health, which "helps individuals find family health practitioners who are accepting new patients."

5. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

Tel: (709) 726-8546
Fax: (709) 726-4725
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.cpsnl.ca
The site has a province wide database where users can search for family physicians that are accepting new patients.

The following five sources list government-provided health services and contact numbers but don't offer information on individual physicians.

1. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Tel: (306) 244-7355
Fax: (306) 244-0090
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.quadrant.net/cpss

2. Nunavut Health and Social Services

Website: www.gov.nu.ca/hsssite/hssmain.shtml

3. Yukon Health and Social Services

Tel: (867) 667-3673
Fax: (867) 667-3096
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.hss.gov.yk.ca

4. Northwest Territories Medical Association

Tel and Fax: (867) 920-4575
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.nwtma.ca

5. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I.

Tel: (902) 566-3861
(It doesn't maintain a website or e-mail address

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  1. I need to find a Family Doctor For Me, My Wife and my Daughter. I Live In Laval Des Rapides, Laval quebec

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