September 4, 2020 | Starting Sept. 8, 2020, people living in Surrey will have more options to access quality team-based primary health-care services closer to home, with the official opening of the new Axis Primary Care Clinic at 5795 – 176th St.
“The Axis Primary Care Clinic will help connect more people living in this rapidly growing community with the health care they need, when they need it,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Thousands of area residents who currently lack a primary care provider will benefit from increased access to a nurse practitioner for regular, ongoing, every day health care.”
The clinic began intake on Aug. 10. As of Aug. 31, 224 patients have been registered and will soon receive faster access to health-care supports.
“Nurse practitioners are highly skilled professionals that can prescribe medications and order and interpret tests, helping us address the doctor shortage,” Dix said. “We are listening to people in B.C., and that is why we are creating clinics led by nurse practitioners to meet the daily health-care needs of a rapidly growing and aging population. Thank you to the dedication and collaborative work of the Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC, Fraser Health, the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice and our community partners to make the opening of this primary care clinic a reality.”