Medical clinics

In Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, family doctors practice in about sixty medical clinics throughout the territory. Some medical clinics have been grouped together to form Family Doctor Groups (GMF). A Family Doctor Group is a combination of physicians who work closely with nurses and other health professionals.

The main purpose of a GMF

  • give people better access to a family doctor
  • improve medical care, quality and organization of front-line services
  • ensure better accessibility, support and continuity of services
  • develop a complementary link and partnership with the establishments of the Health and Social Services network.

For more information about the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean GMF weekend schedules and the list of medical clinics in the area

To learn more about Family Doctor Groups, visit the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services site ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec,, in the section Organization of Services.

Don’t have a family doctor? See Find a family doctor.


This translation is made possible through the contribution from the English Community Organization – Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (ECO-02).