PMH in Alberta

From local family practices to their supporting PCNs, Alberta continues to work towards PMH initiatives and primary care reform, as outlined in its Primary Health Care Strategy. In Alberta, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) link groups of family physicians and other health care professionals, who work together to provide care specific to community/population needs.

Currently, there are 41 PCNs 3.3 million patients informally enrolled with more than 3,800 physicians and the full-time-equivalent of over 1,000 health care providers. Launched in 2014, Alberta’s PCN Evolution (PCN 2.0 or PCNe) aligns with many of the PMH pillars and is designed to involve physicians and other stakeholders in shaping the way PCNs will continue to improve patient care delivery.

PCN Evolution is laying the groundwork for every Albertan to have a medical or health “home” anchored by a physician with the support of a broader health care team for improved access, increased services and ultimately better care. To support this work, PCNe has adopted the 10 pillar framework for the PMH developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Successful examples of practices operating as a PMH in the province

Moose and Squirrel Medical Clinic
#2, 200 Main Avenue W, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0
Phone: 403-638-4433

Sylvan Family Health Centre
101, 190 Pelican Place, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1K2
Phone: 403-887-2224

Westgrove Clinic
#201 – 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2V2
Phone: 780-962-9888

Crowfoot Village Family Practice
210, 600 Crowfoot Cr NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3P8
Phone: 403-239-9733

The Taber Clinic
4900 44 Street, Taber, Alberta, T1G 1G1
Phone: 403-223-3525 – Fax: 403-223-9020

Riverside Medical – Dr. Rithesh Ram
180 Riverside Drive East, 3rd floor of the Riverside Centre building, Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y0
Phone: 403-823-5000
Fax: 403-961-0016

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