Answers to your questions
What is Imagerie des Pionniers?
Imagerie des Pionniers is a diagnostic imaging clinic, aka a radiology clinic. It is identified as a Laboratoire d'Imagerie Médicale (LIM) by the Gouvernement du Québec's legal nomenclature.
Public or private?
The majority of services offered by Imagerie des Pionniers are paid for by the RAMQ. Specifically, conventional radiography, barium meal, bowel transit and bone densitometry studies are covered by the provincial health insurance plan. Ultrasonography is now covered by the RAMQ since 29 december 2016.
CT scans and MRI exams performed outside of the hospital setting are not covered by the provincial health insurance plan. The government has suggested these exams will be covered eventually.
What time are you open?
Monday to Friday: 7AM to 9PM
Weekends: 8AM to 4PM
Imagerie des Pionniers is opened 365 days a year.
Do I need a prescription?
Yes, although not necessarily from a physician. Certain prescriptions from dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, nurse practicioners and midwives can also be accepted.
Physiotherapists have started a campaign of "referring" patients directly to radiology clinics for exams and/or joint infiltrations. They specifically avoid making a prescription, which current medical law prohibits them to do. For this reason, the provincial health care program does not cover these exams in this particular situation, and the referral can be refused by the clinic. Even if the clinic were to accept the referral, the patient would have to pay the fees associated with the exam, and could not be reimbursed by the RAMQ.
Do I have to make an appointment?
No appointments are needed for x-rays. Walk-in and out in a short time, seldom more than ten to fifteen minutes in off-peak hours.
Appointments are necessary for everything else than regular x-rays. Appointments can often be available at short notice, as we strive to offer appointments tailored to your schedule.
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- Monday to Friday: 7AM to 9PM
- Saturday and Sunday: 8AM to 8PM
Open 365 days a year!
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