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.