Montrealers with minor health issues should avoid hospital emergency wards due to overcrowding, regional authorities said Tuesday.
As several emergency wards are grappling with high occupancy rates, many medical clinics are offering time slots for consultations without prior appointments, Montreal’s five local health and social services agencies said late Tuesday in a joint statement.
Anyone with minor health problems may visit a medical clinic or contact their family doctor, the health agencies — known as CIUSSS — said. People who have questions or concerns about their state of health can contact InfoSanté 811 nurses via telephone at any time.
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