Santé Montréal

8-1-1 Info-Santé and Info-Social

Do you have any concerns or questions about your health? Are you experiencing difficulties or distress? Call 8-1-1.

What is 8-1-1?

  • Info-Santé nurses or Info-Social social workers who give advice and can answer questions about health or psychosocial issues. When necessary, they may also direct you to a resource in the health and social services network.
  • 8-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.
  • It's free and confidential.

Calling Info-Santé 8-1-1 often helps avoid going to a medical clinic or emergency room.

Examples of situations when to call 8-1-1:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • The flu
  • Breastfeeding
  • Contraception
  • New medication
  • Health advice
  • Caregiver support
  • Distress
  • Anxiety
  • Violence
  • Heartbreak
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Conjugal relationships
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Sexuality

However, in the event of an emergency, it is important to dial 9-1-1 or go to an emergency room.

Anglophones can be served in English.

Deaf people can use a relay service to access Info-Santé and Info-Social.



Health problem? Make the right choice!