How it works
Visitors to albertafindadoctor.ca
can use a map-based self-search tool find out which doctors are accepting new patients in a specified area or location. They then need to call their preferred clinic or doctor, verify that they are still accepting new patients and request an appointment or meet and greet.
In some areas, patients can ask a Primary Care Network (PCN) to ‘Help Me Find a Doctor’ by completing a form. In both instances, information about whether family doctors are accepting new patients is self-reported by physicians and/or clinics. It is collected and displayed by PCNs for the benefit of all Albertans. PCNs are not responsible for endorsing or recommending individual physicians; the goal of the website is to make it quicker and easier for patients to find a family doctor. It is the responsibility of Albertans and doctors to decide whether to establish a “physician-patient relationship,” as defined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta’s Standards of Practice
How reliable is the information on the website?
Every effort is made to verify whether doctors are accepting new patients, as well as – where possible – the doctor’s gender and spoken languages. This information is checked and updated in good faith on a regular basis. Alberta’s Primary Care Networks cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions regarding this information.
The self-search tool uses Google maps, which can include information about a clinic’s location and other details. It is the responsibility of clinics to maintain the accuracy of this information. Alberta’s Primary Care Networks cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions related to this information.
What can I do if a doctor is incorrectly listed as accepting new patients?
If information about a clinic or physician is incorrect, please contact us
. We will follow up with that clinic or doctor. Reporting errors helps us to ensure the information listed on the website is as accurate as possible. Thank you.
What does “accepting new patients” mean?
Can doctors decide which patients they accept?
All physicians registered in Alberta are bound by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta’s Standards of Practice, along with the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics. Doctors taking new patients are expected to do so without discrimination. Please contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
for more information.