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Primary and Community Care

British Columbia’s health care system is changing to work better for the people we serve. 

We’re making improvements to help people with their regular, everyday health care needs – like finding a family doctor or nurse practitioner and by adding more health care providers, nurses, physiotherapists and pharmacists into our communities making sure people get the care they need when and where they need it. 
 
It takes a team to do this work. Fraser Health’s primary and community care system focusses on a unified approach to team-based care to wrap services around our patients. This includes Primary Care Networks, Urgent and Primary Care Centres.
 Supports for those needing advanced care – like adults with frailty or mental health and substance use issues – are available through specialized community care programs too.
 
Is your true calling to work in the community and be a part this work? Join us!
 
Learn more about how we are transforming our health care system (link to video) and providing a unified approach to care. (link to motion graphic.)  
 
Primary and Community Care
career opportunities
Primary Care Networks are coordinated teams of clinicians within a community or neighbourhood. In each network, family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, mental health clinicians, and other professionals work together as one team to manage patients’ everyday health care needs. Explore our Primary Care Networks opportunities.
Urgent Primary Care Centre
Surrey
Urgent and Primary Care Centres are team-based care clinics with expanded hours on evenings and weekends. Centres treat urgent yet non-life threatening health issues such as cuts, earaches, back pain and sore throats. These centres also offer ongoing team-based primary care attachment for those who do not currently have a primary care provider. Explore our current Primary Care Centres opportunities.
"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.