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  • How to look for a family doctor in Canada?

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    Raj Dev Acharya
    Raj Dev Acharya

    It is very important to have a family doctor, who is also known as a general practitioner or GP. While back home, you must be having a great doctor as your GP, if you have moved to a new country lately or are planning to, then we have got you covered. We present to you 5 tips that if you keep in mind, you will find a great family doctor in Canada in no time. So, without further ado, scroll down to take a look at the tips in question.

    Ask your friends. If you have just now moved and you already have friends or relatives in Canada then it would be of great help for you as they can tell you about some good doctor or can even make you meet their own.
    Register on Health care Connect. It is a program which refers you to a nurse practitioner or local doctor of your area. You need to fill a form and need to have the health card.
    Check with the nearest hospital. If you are unable to find a doctor near you then you can also ask the doctors in the nearest hospital which might have a unit specially made for family practice.
    Ask someone from the settlement agency. You can also check with your local settlement agency’s worker. They, usually, have a list of doctors who practice as family doctors.

    These tips will definitely help you find a good family doctor. But while choosing the same, never forget to check with them if they are accepting new patients or not and if they speak your language or not.

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