Questions and Interview or coverage requests
Journalists and media representatives with interview, coverage requests or questions concerning the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre facilities and territory or who wish to consult one of our experts are asked to call 514-630-2225, ext. 5257.
They can also contact our media relations department at
If you are not a journalist or media representative, please consult the facilities page, which provides access to the contact information of each of our installations.
The media relations department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, with the exception of holidays. Please note that for urgent requests outside of business hours, media representatives can still contact us. However, if the call is not urgent, it will be returned the following business day.
Filming and photos
All filming and photography requests of Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (MWI IUHSSC ) facilities must be approved by the public relations department.
Please submit your request via our media communication contact info.
We carefully consider each of the many requests we receive every month, and we always put the primary mandate of our IUHSSC first, i.e. to provide the best possible service to our users.
Right to privacy and information confidentiality
The Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre has an obligation to protect confidential information and to respect the privacy of its users. No personal information concerning a user may be disclosed without the consent of the concerned individual or that of an authorized person. If the user is incapable of exercising judgment, only his authorised representative may allow the release of personal information. The attending physician is the only person authorized to comment on a user’s medical status.
Youth Protection Act
The Youth Protection Act (YPA) is a law of exception that aims to protect the security and development of children.
Due to the strict privacy regulations that govern the YPA, we are unable to comment on any particular case.
Please note that we are subject to Article 11.2.1 of the YPA: ''no person may publish or broadcast information allowing a child or the child’s parents to be identified, unless the tribunal so orders or the publication or broadcast is necessary for the purposes of this Act or a regulation made under it''.
Access to Information Act
Ms. Caroline Dubé
Assistant Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 Lasalle blvd, Dobell Building, Room B-1152
Montréal (Quebec) H4H 1R3
Tel.: 514-761-6131, extension 2728
Access the Press Room.