What is 'Primary Care'?
Most people think of Primary Care as the care that they receive from their regular family physician; while that's true, that doesn't tell the whole story of primary care here in Fort McMurray; the WBPCN conducts a number of specialized primary care programs that function as extensions of your physician's clinic. Our clinicians (nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, mental health therapists, respiratory therapists, and exercise specialists) work together with local family physicians to deliver comprehensive health care from the right provider at the right time. Together, physicians and their team of PCN Allied Health professionals form a single medical home -- a group of care providers that know your story, and can craft a care plan tailored to your unique needs.
How do I access a PCN program?
To learn more about the programs and services that we offer, explore the topics below. As long as you have a family physician here in Fort McMurray, you are already considered a patient of the Wood Buffalo PCN -- if you think you'd benefit from one of our services, meet with your doctor to discuss how the PCN might fit in with your care plan goals. Because PCN services are provided as an extension of the care you receive from your family practice clinic, most of our programs do require a referral from your family physician.
Ready to learn more about the programs and services offered by the PCN? Explore the topics below, or, if you'd prefer to view a list of all of our programs on one page, visit: All Programs.
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