Richmond Division of Family Practice

Think Where For Care

Let’s improve health literacy in Richmond together!

Research shows that one of the issues facing our community is a lack of understanding of exactly what services family physicians provide and when and where to access care.

 

We are interested in improving local patient care and invite you to join us in creating a healthy, vibrant community. Our Think Where for Care materials are designed to increase patients’ understanding of how and when to access primary care in Richmond.

The intention is to raise awareness amongst our population of the unique differences between calling 911, seeing a GP, seeking advice from a pharmacist, contacting HealthLinkBC (811) and treating minor illnesses at home. We also want to ensure people understand the value of the GP-patient relationship and provide clear, concise information on how to get the most out of their family physician visits.

We hope these materials will continue to support you and those you serve.

For more information, for electronic versions in Chinese or Punjabi, or to place an order for hard copies (while supplies last), please contact richmond@divisionsbc.ca
 

Available materials:

  • Think Where for Care postcards
    • Suitable for waiting areas, bulletin boards posters
  • Why have a Family Doctor brochures
    • Suitable for pharmacies, health care professionals, and organizations working with immigrants
  • A Visit to Your Doctor brochures
    • Suitable for pharmacies, health care professionals, and organizations working with immigrants
  • Think Where for Care screensaver: click here to download 

 


Our Health Literacy Puppet Show is an informational video directed at assisting patients to better understand where to go for primary care.

 



This informational video is also available in the following languages:

  1. Cantonese
  2. Punjabi
  3. Mandarin


The Richmond Division would like to thank the GPSC for funding these efforts as part of the A GP for Me initiative.​