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Who is it for?

The CRDS is used by all those who require one of the 26 specialized services (for example, cardiology, oncology, internal medicine, rheumatology, pediatric medicine, psychiatry, ophthalmology, etc) connected through the CRDS.

Family physicians in Eeyou Istchee are responsible for using the CRDS to access these services; patients cannot use the CRDS to access services directly.

Where is it offered?

The CRDS serves all nine communities and also connects to services in Montreal, Chibougaumou and Abitibi-Teminscamingue, should the required service not be available in Eeyou Istchee.

What is it like?

First, you will consult with your family physician at the CMC. Your physician will then make a referral through the CRDS, which will ensure that your request is prioritized and then sent to the correct service point.

How long does it last?

You will be added to a waiting list for the service you require. How long you will have to wait before being seen by the specialist depends on both the type of service required and the priority level of your treatment.

How can I get this service?

Your local CMC physician will assess your condition and will then, if necessary, access the CRDS to connect you with a specialist.


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