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, it doesn't tell the whole story
of primary care here in Fort McMurray. The Wood Buffalo PCN 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
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.