Think having a family doctor just means a familiar face when you’re feeling unwell? Think again.
Research shows those with a family doctor don’t just receive better care, but live longer with better health, ultimately reducing hospital admissions and visits to the emergency room.
Studies even show the better the relationship with your family doctor, the better the health outcomes.
Here are some other benefits of having a family doctor:
- preventative care and disease management
- more support to achieve your personal health goals
- access to a team of health professionals, free programs and services through Alberta PCNs
Looking for a family doctor? Visit AlbertaFindaDoctor.ca.
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Do you know what a Primary Care Network (PCN) is? 🤔
It is a team of health care professionals that work with your family doctor to provide you with free services that support the health of you and your family.
Our team at Big Country PCN is made up of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, social workers, exercise specialists and patient referral navigators.
We can help family doctors provide support for complex and chronic health issues such as diabetes, mental health and obesity.
Our PCN also offers services such as workshops and resources to help you manage your health.
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Struggling to decide the appropriate place to call for medical help?
Your family doctor can help direct you to the correct care for you. If your doctor is unavailable here’s a simple guide:
Health Concerns? Call 811! 📞
If you’re not sure where to seek help with a health issue, simply dial 811. A nurse will guide you. They may even schedule an appointment at a PCN after-hours clinic, an alternative to the emergency for semi-urgent cases.
Emergency? Dial 911! 🚨
In case of a medical emergency, don’t hesitate — call 911 immediately for help.
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Hi there! 👋 Meet your friendly neighbourhood Primary Care Network (PCN).
We work alongside your family doctor to offer free services aimed at promoting the well-being of you and your loved ones.
Our dedicated team of health care professionals such as (include your PCN’s specific health professionals) bring a diverse range of skills and expertise to connect you with comprehensive care, practical tools and support.
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Looking to better manage your physical and mental health? 💭
Our workshops and activities provide the perfect opportunity to learn from experienced health professionals.
Discover a range of diverse topics like managing anxiety, cultivating healthy habits and finding balance in your daily routine. Curious to see which is a good match for you? No worries! Take a sneak peek at our short and informative preview videos before registering and decide if it’s the right fit. ✅
Registering is easy, free and can be done any time — follow this link to get started: https://bit.ly/3an8uPZ
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