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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Family Doctor Finder?

If you are looking for a home clinic, Family Doctor Finder can help you find one.

There are two ways to register with the program:

By phone:
204-786-7111 (in Winnipeg) OR toll-free 1-866-690-8260

Online: click here

How does Family Doctor Finder work?

When you register with provincial Family Doctor Finder registration services, you will be asked to provide some basic information, as well as your preference for location and provider type (family doctor, nurse practitioner).

Once you are registered you will be given a client request number. Regional Family Doctor Finder staff will contact you, work with you to find a home clinic, and are available to discuss your individual needs.

What are the hours of operation for provincial Family Doctor Finder Registration Services?

Registration Services is open to receive phone calls from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Online registration is available anytime.

How long will it take for me to find a home clinic?

The length of time for a connection may vary, depending on the availability of providers in your requested area and/or demand for this service.

Family Doctor Finder makes every effort to connect people who register with the program within 30 days of registering. Once you register, we will do our best to connect you with a home clinic as soon as possible.

If I already have a home clinic, can I still register with Family Doctor Finder?

Yes, anyone looking for a home clinic in Manitoba can register with Family Doctor Finder. However, there is high demand for the service, and the main focus is on people without a home clinic.

If you already have a home clinic, you may register, and regional staff will work with you regarding options.

I have previously registered with Family Doctor Finder, but am not satisfied with my home clinic match. What can I do?

Staff do their best to ensure an appropriate first match. We suggest you take all possible steps to resolve the situation with your home clinic. If needed, you may contact Family Doctor Finder, and advise that you are requesting to be matched to a different provider. Health region staff will be available to discuss your options.

Can I register my family with Family Doctor Finder?

Yes, you can register your family at the same time that you register, or you can register them even if you are not registering for yourself.

We will make every effort to find the same home clinic for all of your family members, but this may not always be possible.

Can Family Doctor Finder refer me to a specialist?

No, we are unable to refer to specialists.

I live on reserve. Can I still use this program?

Yes, anyone looking for a home clinic and family doctor or nurse practitioner in Manitoba can register with the program.


Family Doctor Finder
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Tel:  204-786-7111
Toll-free: 1-866-690-8260
Email:  fdf@gov.mb.ca