Thank you for providing your comments surrounding COVID-19. We are experiencing very high queries and will get back to you as soon as we can. We are listening to our members and want to assure you that we are doing our best to address your concerns.
The Vancouver Division of Family Practice
Since our beginning in 2010, the Vancouver Division has grown to become a leader and facilitator of primary care, working to create an engaged physician community and a collaborative healthcare system in Vancouver. We are a not-for-profit society funded by the Government of BC and Doctors of BC, and work in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, and other community organizations. Building off the rich and diverse ways that family doctors provide primary care, the overarching goal of the Vancouver Division is to support our physician members and advocate that they get the necessary tools to look after their patients. We strive to ensure that family doctors remain central to system change in this community.
As the largest provincial division, our membership of more than 1,100 family doctors represents 92% of the practicing family doctors in Vancouver and 20% in the province.
Stay Infomed on COVID-19
On March 11 the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic.
With many sources reporting on the outbreak, we recommend physician members refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control – primary care website and refer patients to the BCCDC home page (http://covid-19.bccdc.ca) to access important updates, resources and practical information. Additional recommended resources include: HealthLink BC (COVID-19), HealthLink BC (Public Health Alerts), College of Family Physicians of Canada.