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 Island Health?
Island Health 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.
Island Health’s commitment to improving the delivery of primary health care to individuals and communities includes the
Primary Health Care Strategy.