Doctors and pharmacists zone

Living Well With Chronic Illness

The HSSC’s offers three programs for Chronic Illness Management:

Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure – Lifestyle Modification Programs 

The West Island HSSC is offering a two-year educational program to Pre-Diabetics, Diabetics and High Blood Pressure patients so they can better understand their illness and the means to manage and cope with diabetes on a daily basis regarding medication, complications, diet, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, etc. To register a referral is required from your family physician.

Individual and group meetings include: 

  • Lifestyle modification behaviour program (risk factors, medication)
  • Assessment and glycaemia follow-up by a nurse clinician
  • Blood Pressure Program

For information contact

CLSC Pierrefonds
514-626-2572, extension 4418 

Lakeshore General Hospital
514-630-2225, extension 1821


Acute Back Pain Management Program

An Educational program which aims at re-establishing a patients’ functional status, focusing on preventing complications and chronicity. In collaboration with the McGill RUIS, centre of expertise in chronic pain, and a referral with your family physician, the back pain program is offered for clientele 18 -75 years of age suffering with persistent back pain for a period of 6 weeks to 1 year.

This program consists of:

  • Consultation by an interdisciplinary team (Consultant Physician , Nurse, Physiotherapist, Psychologist)
  • Ensure early screening of people at risk using appropriate interventions
  • Prevent complications and chronicity among the targeted patients
  • Encourage self-reliance of individuals

Cases involving the CSST or the SAAQ are EXCLUDED.

For information:  

CLSC Pierrefonds
514-626-2572, extension 4418

Lifestyle Modification Program for Light to Moderate COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

This educational program is based on determinants that have an effect on COPD and allows participants to better manage their disease by adopting healthy lifestyles. An interdisciplinary team (nurse, respiratory therapist, kinesiologist and other healthcare professionals) offers group and individual meetings that allow:

  • Early diagnosis of COPD – spirometry test
  • Adequate use of medications
  • Prevention of exacerbations and infections
  • Aiming for autonomy of participants in managing their own health

For information: 

CLSC Pierrefonds
514-626-2572, extension 4418


Eat better

Dietitians work primarily with clients struggling with health problems in which diet plays a particularly important role: diabetes, hypertension, convalescence, chronic illness, etc. These services are offered by appointment. A reference is needed.