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How the network works
The réseau de la santé et des services sociaux du Québec is divided into 18 health regions. The Outaouais region is one of them.
Out of the 18 regions, 16 fall under the responsibility of the agences régionales de la santé et des services sociaux. The agencies organize and coordinate services in their respective region. They also allocate budgets to institutions in their region. The regional agencies are under the supervision of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.
In the regions, services are entrusted to the centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS). Each CSSS is responsible for ensuring services to the public in their area.
L'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais
L'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais ensures the coordination and implementation of health and social services in the region. Its main function is to allocate, in an equitable manner, the human, material and financial resources at its disposal throughout the network.
CSSS’s in the Outaouais Region
The organization of health and social services rests on five local service networks served by the five centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS):
- CSSS des Collines
- CSSS de Gatineau
- CSSS de Papineau
- CSSS du Pontiac
- CSSS de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
NOTE: The following CSSS search tool is not accessible by users of screen-reading programs. Please use the previous list of links.
The CSSS’s also work in cooperation with institutions that offer specialized services to all the residents of the region. They:
- provide physical rehabilitation services;
- offer services for intellectual disabilities and pervasive developmental disorder;
- offer services to people suffering from addiction;
- provide services to troubled youths.
Community groups play an important role in our health system. They contribute in multiple ways to improving the health and well-being of residents in our region. In the Outaouais region, we have more than 140 recognized community groups.
The communities profile is intended to develop specific, shared and diversified knowledge about communities in Outaouais. This project, undertaken by 14 regional and local partners, takes a snapshot of the 106 communities in the Outaouais region. It is also a reference tool for carrying out projects that aim to develop communities.
Note: When you are on the Communities Profile, the site use guide is accessible by clicking on the HELP tab (under the regional logo).