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Primary Care Networks represent the collaboration between local physicians and Alberta Health Services, working alongside nurses, mental health therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, 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 to improve access to care, cut wait times for specialists and reduce healthcare costs. Network clinic teams are provided the resources needed to promote patient self-care management. Unattached patients are identified through data analytics, increasing patient continuity of care.
Research shows that patients who have a continuous relationship with a family doctor and team stay 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 two PCNs in Southern Alberta. Find out more by clicking the links below:
How to find your Primary Care Network:
Locate your PCN based on your doctor’s location.