Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice




Information is changing rapidly, and we are doing our best to keep physician members up to date regarding COVID-19.  Below is a list of trusted sites and links to support you and your practice.  Please note that this page will be updated as new information becomes available to us. 

BC Centre for Disease Control

BC College of Family Physicians

BC Family Docs

BC Government Health News

COVID-19 Attestation for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) COVID-19 Vaccine Priortization Form - Family doctors and specialists with community offices can order PPE and other critical supplies through the new Health PPE Portal. The portal, which became operational at the end of November 2020, will allow community doctors to order PPE at no cost during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you have not registered yet for the portal, you can read this Registration Information for PPE for direction on how community doctors should register to receive PPE supplies from the Ministry at no cost.

If you are having challenges ordering PPE you can Ask Doctors of BC for additional help.The Docotors of BC support page includes information on who to contact if you are facing challenges or have questions about ordering from the provincial government’s Health PPE Portal.

College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

College of Physicians of Canada

Doctors of BC

Doctor's Technology Office (DTO) One-on-one Support: 604-638-5418

First Nations Health Authority

Northern Health Authority  NHA Physician Call Centre 24/7: 1-833-645-7897

PNW Pathwaysbc

Public Health Agency of Canada

Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) 

Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) Pathways

Available 24/7 via Zoom and phone
Target audience: family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, residents, and locums working in rural, remote, & Indigenous communities
Overview: Culturally safe and compassionate teams with an understanding of the rural and cultural contexts are available to support rural healthcare providers for any issue, including consults, case review, navigating the healthcare system, patient simulation scenarios, collaboration, and more. Current pathways include provider-facing pathways (RUDi: Emergency, ROSe: Critical Care, CHARLiE: Pediatrics, MaBAL: Maternity and Newborns, and UBC Dermatology Rural and Remote Service).
Up to 30.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Course Webpage  | RTVS Toolkit


UBC Primary Care Innovation Support Unit


Virtual Care Toolkit for Physicians & MOA's

Virtual Care Toolkit for Patients

Texting Support for Physicians

Utilization of Medical Students to Assist with Calls to Elderly and Vulnerable patients

The PNW Division has been approached by a large group of Year 2 medical students who would like to help with phone calls to elderly and vulnerable patients in light of COVID-19.  In both Smithers and Terrace, physicians have had medical students calling patients for several physicians for a couple of weeks and their work has been invaluable. Please contact a team member for an Excel spreadsheet to list and track patient calls.