Health Insurance Plan: General Information on the Public Plan

Registering for the Public Health Insurance Plan when Arriving in or Returning to Québec

To register for the public health insurance plan, you must: 

  1. Call the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec to request a personalized registration form;
  2. Verify the information on the form, sign it and attach the required documents;
  3. File the form and documents at a service point or service office of the Régie.
If you present your application: 
  • At a service point, you must also provide a photo that meets the standards of the Régie. 
  • If you file your application at one Régie’s service offices, your photo will be taken there (for a required fee).  
If the application concerns a child under 14 years of age, it can be filed by mail (together with the required documents), since the child’s health insurance card will not include a photo or signature.
To find a service point, use the Service Points online service.

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