Learn about health care in Canada

Canada’s health care system is unique. In this section, we explain how Canada’s health care system works and highlight some useful resources for newcomers.

Get information during national health emergencies

During national health emergencies, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) provides information and guidance in multiple languages. This includes the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get the latest PHAC guidance on COVID-19.

Access our universal public health care system

Learn how our system works, who can get public health insurance, what’s covered, and how to contact provincial and territorial ministries of health.

Understand the types of health insurance

Public health insurance is only one of the ways you can get health coverage in Canada. Learn about the other options.

Find a doctor or dentist in Canada

Get help finding a doctor or a dentist, as well as help setting appointments, using a walk-in clinic and if you don’t speak English or French.

Get support for your mental health and well-being

Find resources, get help with a crisis, and learn how to manage your mental health and well-being.

Stay healthy after you arrive in Canada

Learn tips and common health practices that will help you stay healthy after you get to Canada, including vaccinations, staying active, and getting support during pregnancy.

Find free newcomer services near you

Get help finding a job, learning English and French, looking for a place to live and more.

Health resources in Canada

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