What to do if you have COVID-19 (or think you do)
In response to the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, North Zone Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have established a destination with resources and support for those Alberta North Zone residents who wish to self-report their positive rapid antigen test result.
The North Zone Primary Care COVID-19 Response Team includes teams of triage nurses in Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray who will assess patients and, when appropriate, update the patient’s family doctor. In cases where the patient does not have a family doctor, the team will arrange for care of the patient’s COVID-19 illness.
Beginning at 8:30am Tuesday January 11, 2022 - Alberta North Zone residents can access these services in two ways:
The North Zone COVID-19 Response Team will attempt contact between 8:30am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
North Zone Primary Care Networks:
For media inquiries contact:
Grande Prairie, Bighorn, and McLeod River PCNs
Wood Buffalo and Aspen PCNs
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 11 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 11 North Zone PCNs form the largest geographical zone in the province. There are currently five Zones and 40 PCNs province-wide.
How to find your Primary Care Network:
Locate your PCN based on your doctor’s location.
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