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Primary and Community Care

Government is transforming everyday health care for people living in Fraser northwest communities by establishing networks of team-based primary-care providers, which will bring additional resources and strengthened support to the region.

Integrated Primary and Community Care
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Primary care networks: These networks will be the backbone to the team-based approach, allowing patients access to a full range of health-care options from maternity to end of life, streamlining referrals from one provider to another, and providing better support to family physicians, nurse practitioners, and other primary health-care providers.

Each network will provide a full range of accessible, everyday health services, from maternity to end-of-life care, that will better support patients and providers. These networks will be Maple Ridge, Burnaby and Fraser North West.

UPCC services will be delivered through a comprehensive interdisciplinary team to ensure patients seeking care are offered the right care by the most appropriate provider. The physician staffing model is based on a rotation of community-based general practitioners taking shifts in the centre. The staffing model will also include nursing and allied health professionals and coordination of services to support patients to prevent disease progression/escalation. Patients in Burnaby do not need a referral to access the centre. People can drop-in on a walk-in basis.
  • patient attachment and access;
  • maternity care;
  • Indigenous health;
  • an integrated chronic-care program;
  • adult, child and youth mental health;
  • chronic pain;
  • substance use; and
  • seniors care and prevention.
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Urgent Primary Care Centre
Urgent primary care centres: provide primary care to patients who currently do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, and weekend and after-hours care, taking pressure off hospital emergency departments.
"The Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC is pleased that the knowledge, skills and expertise of the entire health-care team will improve access to health care for British Columbians through primary care networks and urgent and primary care centres. We believe that this approach will be pivotal in ensuring B.C. families can access health-care services in B.C." - Jacqollyne Keath, board chair, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC.
"The Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice and local family physicians look forward to working in our primary care network that will help us better support our patients. The division, Fraser Health, Katzie First Nation, community partners and patients have all worked extremely hard together to bring our vision to reality for our community. With our pioneering  local vision, all residents, including people without a family doctor, families, seniors, Indigenous, children and youth, moms and babies and people living with chronic pain, mental health, addictions and chronic disease, will all have better access to services and patient care." - Dr. Ursula Luitingh, primary care network physician lead, past board chair, Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice.
“Our new Edmonds Urgent and Primary Care Centre is one of the many ways Fraser Health is improving access to health services for British Columbians. It is part of our continued work to ensure people can access the services they need in the community, when they need it.” - Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO, Fraser Health.