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Abbotsford Division collaboration improves health care access for homeless, vulnerable patients

Vulnerable populations in Abbotsford have better access to health care thanks to a collaborative effort between the Abbotsford Division, Fraser Health, the Salvation Army, and community partners including Medical Towers Pharmacy. A clinic located in the Abbotsford Salvation Army – Centre of Hope offers interdisciplinary medical care provided by GPs, a registered nurse, and a nurse practitioner. Patients are also connected with housing, transportation, and social support resources when needed.

A review by Fraser Health and the Abbotsford Division found that patients using the clinic regularly have less frequent need for emergency room services and are better connected to follow-up services when they do have to visit the hospital. 

For more information about the clinic and the partners involved, read “Salvation Army Medical Clinic transformation transforms lives” in The Abbotsford News.


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