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 (PMHs), 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

  • Service Plan submitted and approved for all PCNs
  • Developing education and communications to support Team Based Care
  • 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

Community Network Managers

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

 

 

Erin Bussin
email: ebussin@vancouverdivision.com
tel: 604-569-2010 ext. 130

PCN 5 – Midtown
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?

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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.

Vancouver’s Primary Care Networks