Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

 

Information is changing rapidly, and we are doing our best to keep physician members up to date regarding COVID-19.  Below is a list of trusted sites and links to support you and your practice.  Please note that this page will be updated as new information becomes available to us. 

BC Centre for Disease Control

BC College of Family Physicians

BC Family Docs

BC Government Health News

College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

College of Physicians of Canada

Doctors of BC

Doctor's Technology Office (DTO) One-on-one Support: 604-638-5418

First Nations Health Authority

GPSC

HealthLinkBC

    Northern Health Authority  NHA Physician Call Centre 24/7: 1-833-645-7897

    PNW Pathwaysbc

    • Pathways Overview COVID-19 Resources
    • Family Practice Virtual Care: Pathways is collecting family practice virtual care information to build on our existing database of telehealth services. We would like to create a public facing Virtual Care Directory. Each clinic listing will provide basic contact info, relevant patient instructions and a link to your own clinic website (if you have one). For offices without websites, your Pathways virtual care directory listing can serve as a public webpage for your clinic (with either just basic contact info, or more detailed info as below). Family Physicians can enter their telehealth/virtual care information HERE.    

    Public Health Agency of Canada

      Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)

      UBC CPD 

      Virtual Care Toolkit for Physicians & MOA's

      Virtual Care Toolkit for Patients

      Texting Support for Physicians

      • WhatsApp - fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free, available on phones all over the world.  Contact us for an invitation link to the PNW DoFP Physician group, a place to connect, collaborate, & support each other during this crisis.
      • Have Your Say Doctors of BC - an online forum to collaborate with your peers
      • Slack - now offering "free upgrades to paid plans" for teams working on coronavirus pandemic research, response, or mitigation.  Interested teams can email a special address, covid@slack.com, to get set up.
      • FaceBook Group - COVID Information for Canadian Physicians

      Utilization of Medical Students to Assist with Calls to Elderly and Vulnerable patients

      The PNW Division has been approached by a large group of Year 2 medical students who would like to help with phone calls to elderly and vulnerable patients in light of COVID-19.  In both Smithers and Terrace, physicians have had medical students calling patients for several physicians for a couple of weeks and their work has been invaluable. Please contact a team member for an Excel spreadsheet to list and track patient calls.