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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 Calgary area, that includes free workshops, after-hours care, innovative programs, improved care coordination throughout the healthcare system and partnerships with local hospitals.
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 seven PCNs in the Calgary area. They work alongside more than 1,700 family doctors in 450 clinics to provide care for 1.4 million patients. PCN teams include more than 400 nurses, mental health therapists and other health professionals. The seven Calgary-area PCNs form the Calgary Zone, which is the largest of five in Alberta. There are 39 PCNs province-wide.
How to find your Primary Care Network:
Locate your PCN based on your doctor’s location.