Vancouver

Welcome to 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, membership of more than 1,100 family doctors represents 92% of the practicing family doctors in Vancouver and 20% of physicians in the province.

 

What's new at the Vancouver Division

Annual Report 2018/19
A summary of the Division's impact, programs and initiatives. 

CareConnect now available in private practice clinics for all family physicians
Information, benefits and how to gain access

Referrals to Specialists- Interpreting the College Guidelines
Update on the implementation of the Referral-Consultation Process Guideline.

Patient Medical Homes and Primary Care Networks for BC family doctors
GPSC videos presented by Dr. Fiona Duncan, Physician Lead, Vancouver Division.

CBT Skills Group Program
This 8-week psycho-education program is for patients with low to moderate severity of anxiety and depression, as well as other lower acuity mental health diagnoses. Referral information can be found on Pathways, including new fillable PDF version. For more information contact Justin HoRead here about the program in the GPSC column, May issue of BCMJ 

Vancouver Division Access to Telephone Interpreting Services
Vancouver Division  members can access on-demand phone interpreting services as part of the Provincial Language Service’s pilot project.  The services are at no cost to you. Click here to visit the PHSA webpage about PLS. 

 

Upcoming Vancouver Division Events

Jan 14: Evidence for/against Non-opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain

Jan 30-31: Physician Resiliency 1-and-a-half-day retreat at VanDusen Gardens