B.C’s new system of primary care has arrived for residents living in Fraser Northwest communities

B.C’s new system of primary care has arrived for residents living in Fraser Northwest communities

February 24, 2019
In May 2018, the government of British Columbia announced its plans to launch a new system of primary care that would give British Columbians across the province access to better, more accessible health care. For this initiative, the government provided funding for Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners which Health Match BC set out to recruit by working closely with the Ministry of Health, publicly funded health employers, Divisions of Family Practice, and local practices.

In August 2018, we began an exciting marketing campaign consisting of the development of an informational website, targeted digital advertising, social media content circulation and direct candidate engagement; resulting in a significant amount of expressions of interest from applicants eager to work within this new model of care. 

Four networks of team-based primary care providers have now been set up in the following Fraser northwest communities: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and New Westminster. The networks are the Port Coquitlam PCN, North Coquitlam and Port Moody/Anmore/Belcarra PCN, New Westminster PCN, and Southwest and Southeast Coquitlam PCN.

The Fraser northwest networks will attach the residents of its communities with primary-care providers who will provide them with the basic services that are required to meet their everyday health care needs, as well as pre- and post-natal services, mild to moderate mental-health and substance-use services, and better care for the aging population.

If you are a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner who would like to become a primary care provider, please contact us at pcn@healthmatchbc.org or visit pcn.healthmatchbc.org for more information.
 

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