A Primary Care Network (PCN) is a supportive, clinical network of local primary care services to increase comprehensive care in a geographical area. A PCN is enabled by a partnership between the local Division of Family Practice and Health Authority, along with local First Nations and Indigenous partners.
In a PCN, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health care providers, health authority service providers, and community organizations work together to provide all the primary care services a local population requires. Together, they:
Participation in a primary care network enables a patient medical home to operate at its full potential. In a PCN, patients get access to timely, comprehensive and coordinated team-based care, guided by eight core attributes.
PCN Core Attributes:
When participating in a PCN, family physicians can:
The Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice is currently involved in the planning and implementation stages of five Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in our area. The five PCN’s include: