Providing Local Support for People on Their Health Journey
We coordinate with specialists in the medical and health fields so your road to recovery or improvement is seamless.
What Is a Primary Care Network?
A Primary Care Network (PCN) is a network of healthcare clinicians working with patients and families as a team to support their health care needs and to deliver medical care beyond what the traditional Canadian family practice model has offered. In addition to patients, the Central Okanagan PCN team is made up of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, registered dietitians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and others.
The goal of the Central Okanagan PCN is to strengthen and support primary healthcare so that everyone in our region can access the care they need. By working closely as a team, PCN patients and families will receive clinic, community, and Interior Health-based services in supportive, inclusive and safe environments.
The Central Okanagan PCN is a partnership between the Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice, Interior Health, Westbank First Nation, Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, and Metis Community Services. The Central Okanagan currently has three separate PCNs based on geographical areas: Central Kelowna, Rutland/Lake Country, and West Kelowna/Peachland.
Imagine a neighbourhood of healthcare, called a Primary Care Network (PCN), nestled in your local vicinity, underpinned by pillars known as Patient Medical Homes (PMHs). These PMHs, like finely tuned machines, fuel the momentum of enduring patient care, delivering an optimal healthcare experience.
The inhabitants of this community? Your Primary Care Providers (PCPs) from family physicians to nurse practitioners are the expert navigators in your health journey. Their mission is to keep you at the peak of wellness, by providing comprehensive care when you’re under the weather or by smoothly facilitating your path to more advanced care when the situation demands.