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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Family Doctor Finder?

If you live in Manitoba and you need a family doctor the 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 OR

Online: click here

How does the Family Doctor Finder work?

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

Once you are registered you will be given a registration number, and staff in your health region called Primary Care Connectors, whose job it is to find you a doctor, will work to find a provider that is accepting patients in a location that works for you.

What are the hours of operation for the Family Doctor Finder?

The contact centre 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 to find me a doctor?

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

Our goal is that in late-2015 we will be able to connect people who register with the program within 30 days of registering. Although this benchmark has not yet been achieved in all areas of Manitoba, please know that once you register with the program we will do our best to connect you with a provider as soon as possible.

If I already have a doctor, can I still register with the Family Doctor Finder?

Yes, anyone living in Manitoba can register with the Family Doctor Finder. However, right now there is high demand for the service and priority is going to finding providers for people who don't have a regular family doctor now or whose doctor is moving or retiring.

If you already have a regular primary care provider now, we still encourage you to register with the program, but it may take more time to be connected with a provider.

Can I register my family for a doctor at the same time?

Yes, we will make every effort to find the same primary care provider for all of your family members, but this may not always be possible. If you are registering more than one person or anyone under the age of 16, you will need to register by phone.

Can the Family Doctor Finder refer me to a specialist?

No, we can't refer you to a specialist, but a primary care clinic in your area might be able to help.

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

Yes, anyone living in Manitoba can register with the program.

How is the new Family Doctor Finder different than the old program?

The new Family Doctor Finder provides a much more customer-focused and active service built to create lasting connections between people living in Manitoba and their primary care providers. Once you register with the Family Doctor Finder, Primary Care Connectors working in your health region will now work to find a primary care provider who meets your needs, in a location that works for you.

Family Doctor Finder
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Tel:  204-786-7111
Toll-free: 1-866-690-8260