When you visit a family physician, consult with a nurse practitioner, call a health information line, ask your pharmacist for advice, or book an appointment with a physiotherapist you are accessing primary health care services. These services are essential to maintaining and improving the health of Vancouver Island residents.
For resources, visit:
Patients and Families
PHC Professional Resources
What is Primary Health Care to VIHA?
The Vancouver Island Health Authority defines Primary Health Care as the range of services individuals and communities receive on a regular, ongoing basis in order to stay healthy, get better, manage ongoing illness or disease, and cope with end of life. Different people in a variety of settings may provide primary health care services.
VIHA’s strong commitment to improving the delivery of primary health care to individuals and communities includes the
Primary Health Care Strategy.
Read about an exciting new Primary Health Care Initiative in British Columbia: BCMA's Practice Support Program.