Affiliation to Universities

The Quebec health and social services system now boasts 13 integrated health and social service centres (Centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux - IHSSC) and nine integrated university health and social services centres (Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et de services sociaux - IUHSSC). 

What is the difference between a IHSSC and a IUHSSC? 

Integrated university health and social services centres (IUHSSC) are created according to the same model as integrated health and social services centres (IHSSC). In order to qualify as IUHSSC establishments, they must operate a designated university institute centre and be located in a region where a university offers a complete medical studies program. 

The following IUHSSC establishments have a university affiliation: 


Moreover, many research and teaching activities are conducted by the other facilities of the IUHSSC.