Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a made-in-Alberta approach to improving access to and better coordinating care for patients across the province.
In a PCN, a group of family doctors and Alberta Health Services coordinate health services for patients. A PCN is not necessarily a bricks and mortar building – it is a network of doctors and other health providers working together to coordinate and provide primary health care to patients.
A PCN can be comprised of one clinic with many physicians and support staff, or several doctors in several clinics in a geographical area. Each network has the flexibility to develop programs and to provide services in a way that works locally to meet the specific needs of patients and the communities within the PCN area.