Live, Work, Play in the Pacific Northwest

Live, work, and play within the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Whether you locum or decide to move here full-time, there’s no place as beautiful as the PNW.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, the opportunity for the Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice to support our Membership and Patients who live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Haida, Ts’msyen, Haisla, Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en, Nisga’a, and Tahltan Nations.


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Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice

The Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice represents family physicians in Dease Lake, Haida Gwaii (Daajing Giids and Masset), Houston, Kitimat, Gitlaxt’aamiks, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Stewart, and Terrace.

Together, the members work to improve patient access to local primary care, increase local physicians’ influence on health care delivery and policy, and provide professional support for physicians.

The Division gives local physicians an opportunity to work collaboratively with Northern Health, the First Nations Health Authority, the GPSC, and the Ministry of Health to identify health care needs in the local community and develop solutions to meet those needs.

Overview of the Divisions of Family Practice

The Divisions of Family Practice initiative is sponsored by the General Practice Services Committee, a joint committee of the BC Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC. The initiative was designed to improve patient care, increase family physicians’ influence on health care delivery and policy, and provide professional satisfaction for physicians.

The ​Pacific Northwest Division is an independent entity, whose goals are:

  • to improve access to the benefits of primary health care
  • quality improvement
  • practice enhancement
  • to inspire greater confidence in the health care system

The Division provides formal family practice influence and leadership at community, regional and provincial levels.  They advocate for and develop programs specifically tailored to the health care needs of the area, and administer funding provided for each program.