Primary Care Access Clinic
Our mission at the PCAC is to:
- support family physicians who provide in-hospital care to unattached patients by offering immediate post-discharge follow-up care;
- support emergency room practitioners by providing a place where unattached patients – who don’t require a hospital stay – can be referred for follow-up care; and
- provide ongoing primary care for complex clients, including those with mental health and addiction problems, who would be optimally managed in a multidisciplinary setting.
The clinic temporarily supports unattached patients who require time-sensitive follow-up care upon discharge from Peace Arch Hospital. Unattached patients who require ongoing care will be connected to appropriate community services, such as home health, mental health and addictions, and complex case management. The clinic will also provide long-term care for patients who are difficult to attach to traditional primary care practices.
Family physicians and nurse practitioners work in collaboration and the clinic has a dedicated Medical Office Assistant (MOA). Specialists are available to assist with patients with mental health and addictions concerns. There is an on-site meeting room, which will also be used for group patient education and for physician continuing education (CME).
The PCAC team continues to play a pivotal role in triaging patients and referring appropriate patients to new physicians and to those physicians accepting new patients. An additional nurse practitioner working 2.5 days per week was recently added to the staff.
The PCAC is located in the Centre for Active Living at Unit #3 - 1475 Anderson Street in White Rock.
For more information, contact the White Rock-South Surrey Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.