Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice

What is a Primary Care Network (PCN)?


PCNs are teams of family physicians and other health care professionals like dieticians, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, and mental health workers who work together to get their patients the best care possible. 

PCNs work better for patients – ensuring they get care when and where they need it – and for the care providers – who are able to care for their patients with the support of an interdisciplinary team of providers within their network.

The Campbell River and District PCN includes:

Campbell River Gold River Quadra Island
Sayward Tahsis Discovery Islands
Oyster River Cortes Island  

Guiding our community's work

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is responsible for the PCN policy development, oversight, funding, and accountability. The MoH provides data for regional and local planning and evaluation, they oversee ongoing monitoring and evaluation and policy revisions.

Locally, the Campbell River Primary Care Network Steering Committee (PCN SC) collectively has responsibility and oversight to operationalize the PCN services, as defined in the PCN service plan. The PCN SC is comprised of local community partners, including the Campbell River & District Division of Family Practice, Island Health, First Nations Health Authority, as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous community partners.

Established alongside the PCN Steering Committee (SC) is the PCN Indigenous Advisory (IA). The IA is comprised of partners from member nations and organizations in the region. The IA collectively has the responsibility to ensure that the Indigenous voice and cultural safety practices are assured as part of the operationalization of the PCN services, as defined in the PCN service plan and as part of the local network of primary care services.