Doctors dispute need for Salmon Arm urgent and primary care centre

Vernon Morning Star: Salmon Arm doctors are concerned a provincial initiative designed to improve access to health care services could be detrimental to local medical practices. In November 2019, an urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opened in Vernon. The 13th such centre announced in B.C., Health Minister Adrian Dix said the facility would provide a “completely different model” from a walk-in clinic, connecting patients to full-time primary care providers and using a team-based approach for certain types of cases, such as patients suffering from mental health issues and addictions.

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