What is a Primary Care Network?
A Primary Care Network, or PCN, is a collaborative team of healthcare providers led by a group of family physicians. The Wood Buffalo PCN was established by Fort McMurray’s family physicians in 2006 to increase access to primary care for local residents, and to develop and deliver comprehensive chronic disease management and preventative care programs. Our programs are open to patients with valid Alberta Health Insurance (your Alberta Health card) who have been referred by their Family Physician. There are currently 41 PCNs across Alberta.
If you live in Fort McMurray, we’re here for you and your family’s healthcare needs, whether you have just moved here or have been here for years.
The Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network Team
Every family physician in Fort McMurray is a member of the Wood Buffalo PCN. The PCN maintains a Central Clinic team comprised of allied health professionals and administrative staff that help to support quality improvement efforts in local family practice clinics, and to deliver health care services for patients who have been identified as in need of comprehensive care by their family physician. The services of the WB PCN Central Clinic are provided as an extension of your Family Physician’s clinic. All of our services are integrated with the care that you are already receiving from your doctor. Our Central Clinic clinicians communicate regularly with your doctor regarding your care plan. Even though your Family Doctor’s Clinic and the WB PCN Central Clinic are in different locations, we are all still one united team.
Wood Buffalo PCN Location
Central Clinic & After Hours Clinic (780-714-2193)
301 – 108 Riverstone Ridge, Stoneycreek Village
Our Central Clinic is the location of our allied health professional team (nurses, pharmacists, exercise specialists, respiratory therapists, mental health therapists, dietitians, etc.), where we run the vast majority of our Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Care programs. If your physician refers you to a Wood Buffalo PCN program, you will be directed to visit us at our Central Clinic.