Primary Care Networks

A Primary Care Network (PCN) is a clinical network of providers in a geographic area where patients receive expanded, culturally safe, comprehensive care and improved access to primary care. Requiring a strong foundation of Patient Medical Homes, PCNs are designed to wrap services around patients and create a new system for introducing more integrated, team-based care into primary care in the community.

Watch the video below to find out more about PCNs in Vancouver.

PCN Highlights To Date

  • Working alongside Vancouver Coastal Health to hire PCN staff including Nurses, Clinical Counsellors, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Occupational Therapists as well as support positions
  • Recruitment of Nurse Practitioners and Family Physicians into PCN Contract Positions
  • Launch of Steering Committees to support the implementation of PCNs including Physician Champions, Nurse Practitioners, Patient Partners, First Nations and Aboriginal PCN, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Division Board Members
  • Full complement of Community Network Managers hired to lead and support engagement and development of our 6 regional PCNs
  • Adjust to support Primary Care Providers and clinics through the pandemic, providing  information and resources including PPE delivery, flu vaccine delivery and virtual care supports
  • Move to online formats to support continued engagement and networking initiatives

Click here for an overview of the 2020/2021 Service Plan.

Community Network Managers

Community Network Managers (CNMs) are engaging key stakeholders to build Vancouver’s six PCNs.

Get in touch with your CNM – they are your first point of contact to:

  • Receive the latest news and updates on Primary Care Network development
  • Learn more about the healthcare resources available in your PCN
  • Connect with colleagues, clinics, and community partners in the network
  • Find resources that support Team Based Care
  • Access in-clinic workflow guidance. i.e., finances, patient panels, staff, clinic opening/closure, recruitment, etc.

Who is your Community Network Manager?

Thilini Amaratunga
email: tamaratunga@vancouverdivision.com
tel: 604-569-2010 ext. 131

PCN 1  – City Centre
Downtown, West End, and Fairview

 

 

Saori Yamamoto
email: syamamoto@vancouverdivision.com
tel: 604-569-2010 ext. 132

PCN 2 – Centre North
Northeast False Creek, Downtown Eastside and Grandview Woodland

PCN 3 – Northeast
Hastings Sunrise, Renfrew Collingwood and Cedar Cottage

 

Kiran Biran
email: kbiran@vancouverdivision.com
tel: 604-569-2010 ext. 141

PCN 4 – Westside
Shaughnessy, Arbutus Ridge, Kerrisdale, West Point Grey, Dunbar, UBC and Kitsilano

PCN 5 – Midtown (Interim)
South Cambie, Riley Park, Mount Pleasant and Kensington

 

Sara Johnson
email: sjohnson@vancouverdivision.com
tel: 604-569-2010 ext. 121

PCN 6 – South
Oakridge, Marpole, Sunset, Victoria-Fraserview and Killarney

 

Questions?

Click here for our Q&A

Why is work happening around primary care change?   Why is team-based care important?  How does this work include or relate to me?

Not a Member?

Membership with the Vancouver Divisions of Family Practice provides numerous benefits to support your participation in Primary Care Networks. Visit our membership page to find out more.