PMH in British Columbia
Providing patient-centred care is the first of eight priorities for the British Columbia health system as articulated in the British Columbia’s Ministry of Health’s strategic plan, Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System.
In May 2018 the provincial government announced the launch of a new primary health care strategy to deliver faster and improved access to health care for British Columbians in all parts of the province.
The British Columbia government’s new primary care strategy is focused on expanding team-based care through primary care networks (PCNs). These networks will be the backbone of the team-based approach: allowing patients access to a full range of health care options from birth to end-of-life; streamlining referrals from one provider to another; and providing better support to family physicians, nurse practitioners, and other primary health care providers. As well, the Patient’s Medical Homes (PMHs) will be the foundation of care delivery in the integrated system of primary and community care and PCNs in local communities.
Successful examples of practices operating as a PMH in the province
1450 Waddington Road #102
Nanaimo BC V9S 4V9
204-22112 52 Avenue
Langley BC V2Y 2M6
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