What is a PCN?

PCNs are geographically based, formalized networks of practices and primary care services (typically provided by the Health Authority) that work together to meet the healthcare needs of the community. Requiring a strong foundation of PMHs, PCNs are designed to wrap services around patients. Based on the demographics and healthcare needs of geographically defined populations, PCNs create a new system for introducing more integrated team-based care into primary care in the community.

In Vancouver there are six PCNs, each appropriately supported to address the needs of their unique patient populations.