October 4, 2019 | People in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will have increased access to team-based health care with the launch of two primary care networks (PCNs), and an urgent and primary care centre (UPCC).
“Finding a family doctor and nurse practitioner can be challenging, and in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area, more than 18,000 people didn’t have a consistent primary care provider when I became minister of health,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “To help break down this barrier, we are working with community partners to create a solution where these new primary care networks will connect thousands of people to a regular health-care provider, and the urgent and primary care centre will deliver better, faster health care for people who need it most.”
The two primary care networks will be the Maple Ridge PCN and the Pitt Meadows PCN. They will improve access to care, strengthen support for patients and providers, and see community partners work to attach residents in these areas to team-based primary care providers.
The PCNs will operate in close partnership and collaboration with the Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice, Fraser Health, and the PCN steering committee.