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Important notice

COVID-19 and covered health care

Please refer to the webpage Questions and answers to find out more about covered health care during the pandemic.

Register for health insurance

As soon as you arrive in Québec, you can register for the Health Insurance Plan if you meet the eligibility conditions and if you are in one of the following situations: you are settling in Québec or coming to study or work here temporarily. If you were registered for health insurance in the past, you have to re-register upon your return to Québec, except if you remained eligible during a temporary absence. For more information, consult the page Inform RAMQ of a departure from Québec.

Processing time of your application and private insurance

We are receiving a large number of applications, resulting in a current processing time of 60 days. If you are not from a country that has signed of a social security agreement with Quebec, we recommend that you take out private insurance to cover this period. Rest assured that your request will be processed, and we are sincerely sorry for the delay. We will contact you if your application is incomplete. In any case, you will not receive an acknowledgment of receipt. Thank you for your patience.

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What is your situation?

What is your situation?