October 10, 2018 | The Quesnel Urgent Primary Care Centre will soon open to provide people a new option for same-day access to urgent primary care.
It will be the first Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC) in the North under the government’s primary health-care strategy.
“We know that for many individuals in this community same-day access to the care they need has been an issue and, as a result, they have had to resort to using the emergency department for what are really primary care health-care concerns,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This is about to change. The Quesnel Urgent Primary Care Centre will offer patients access to a team of health-care professionals to provide the immediate care they need, and also offer them ongoing care through referrals to a range of community services and supports.”
The urgent primary care centre will be staffed by a team of health professionals including doctors, a nurse practitioner and nurses. These health-care providers will be connected with a variety of services and programs, making it easier for patients to receive follow-up care and access to other services they may need. For example, the urgent primary care centre will make sure seniors are connected with appropriate community supports to help them safely stay at home longer.
The new Quesnel Urgent Primary Care Centre was created through a partnership between the Ministry of Health, Northern Health, and the Northern Interior Division of Family Practice.