Island Health's Primary Health Care & Chronic Disease Management (PHC & CDM) Program guides and supports the following areas:
For Patients and their Families
Island Health's Diabetes Education Centres provide educational programs to adults with diabetes (and their families) to support them in managing diabetes.
A community based nursing service in Courtenay, BC offering direct access to registered nurses in the areas of drop-in services, booked appointments, administration and clinical support, and community development.
Offers integrated services to adults over the age of 70 living in the community and their family caregivers who reside in Greater Victoria.
Offers a full scope of integrated primary health care services designed to meet the needs of the Ladysmith community and provided by interdisciplinary teams including Urgent Care, Mental Health & Addictions, Home & Community Care, Diagnostics, Rehabilitation, Child, Youth & Family Services, Family Practice and Nutrition Services.
Nutrition Services develops nutrition guidelines and standards for nutrition care within Island Health. Registered Dietitians provide nutritional care for patients in acute care, outpatient care, home care and long term care settings.
For Health Professionals
The program is mandated to engage family physicians and other primary health care providers in collaborative quality improvement processes to improve health care for individuals with chronic diseases.
Created to implement the Primary Health Care Strategy, its goal is to support meaningful engagement with family physicians, communities and other Island Health programs to enhance primary health care service delivery.