Get ready for an appointment


Here are a few tips to get ready for an appointment with your doctor or other health care professional.

1. Write down the following information:

  • Your  symptoms, along with how often, when, and in what circumstances they appear.
  • Your medical history, such as diseases, injuries, hospitalizations or surgeries with dates.
  • Any vaccines you’ve had and the vaccination date.
  • Any conditions you have (allergies, disabilities, etc.) or whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • The results of any tests (blood, urine) and recent X-rays, if you have them.

2. Bring a completed and updated list of your medications.

  • Ask your pharmacist to provide you with this list. You must add any over-the-counter medications, vitamins, dietary supplements and natural products that you are taking.

3. Prepare a list of questions you want to ask.

4. On the day of your appointment:

  • Arrive on time and bring a notepad and pencil to take notes.
  • If you can't make the appointment, notify the clinic as soon as possible so that your time can be given to someone else.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions and note down the answers.
  • You can also ask a family member or friend to come with you.

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) has created a quick reference list called /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText I'm taking care of my health to make your clinic, pharmacy and hospital visits easier.

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Getting the most out of your appointment with a health professional can be hard when you are having health problems. This is because you may have many things to go over in a short amount of time, which makes it hard to get all the information you need.

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText gives you tools to get the most out of your appointments.

Some appointments and exams require special preparations


Printable brochure with:

  • Information before your colonoscopy
  • Total colonoscopy
  • Sedation/analgesia
  • Bi-PegLyte

Démarre le chargement du fichier French brochure  (June 2017)

Démarre le chargement du fichier English Brochure   (April 2017)