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Primary Care Networks are groups of family doctors who work alongside nurses, mental health therapists, pharmacists, social workers and other health professionals to meet the everyday health needs of patients in the communities in which they live and work.
PCNs develop programs and services that help improve access to care, cut wait times for specialists and reduce healthcare costs. In the Alberta North Zone, that includes free workshops, after-hours care, and innovative programs.
Research shows that patients who have a continuous relationship with a family doctor and team are healthier as they age and live longer. They receive better care, make fewer visits to emergency rooms and are hospitalized less. Your family doctor and your PCN are working together to give you and your family a home base for a healthier future.
There are 10 PCNs in the North Zone. They work alongside more than 300 family doctors in 100 clinics to provide care for nearly 370,000 patients. PCN teams include more than 120 nurses, mental health therapists, and other health professionals. The North Zone PCNs form the largest geographical zone in the province. There are currently five Zones and 39 PCNs province-wide.
How to find your Primary Care Network:
Locate your PCN based on your doctor’s location.