Westside Community Health Area holds the largest population with 144,850 residents and the second highest number of family physicians in Vancouver. There are 248 physicians working in 53 primary care facilities, with Kitsilano having the highest number of clinics. This region houses UBC Hospital, and Urgent Care Centre. Westside is home to Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre.
We are receiving many questions in regards to physician vaccinations and community roll-out, and are working to provide answers as soon as we know, please continue to reference our Member Q&A page.
This is a first step for members in the development of PMHs/PCNs. At present, the GPSC has allocated $6,000/ physician for this process.
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Elle Amin is your Community Network Manager, supporting the development of Primary Care Network 4 – Westside. Learn about and stay engaged in your PCN.
Dr. Julie Bettinger, PhD and Dr. Manish Sadarangani, BM BCh DPhil & Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center, BCCH Research Institute. Hosted by Surrey Memorial Hospital Clinical Practice Guideline Rounds. Register here.
Vancouver Division and VCH are hosting a COVID briefing, with Q&A session, for primary care providers to discuss B.C.’s vaccination plan. The session will be with Dr. Meena Dawar (Medical Officer for Richmond, and VCH’s Immunization Programs lead) and Cindy Masaro (VCH Regional Director, Communicable Disease Control). Register here.