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FAQs

What is the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network (PCN)?

Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network is a group of more than 450 family doctors who serve more than 379,000 patients in north Calgary and Cochrane. We work with teams of other health professionals and Alberta Health Services to offer patients the best in primary health care.

How do patients access Calgary Foothills PCN programs?

Patients of Calgary Foothills PCN doctors have access to physician-led health teams within their clinic, as well as network-wide clinics and workshops. Network-wide clinics include Riley Park Maternity Clinic and Access 365 Clinic for after-hours care. Tour this site for details. Patients living in the Calgary area who do not have a family doctor can find a physician at www.calgaryareadocs.com.

Where are we?

The Calgary Foothills PCN catchment area includes most of north Calgary (west of Deerfoot) and Cochrane.

Is my doctor a part of a PCN?

To find out if your physician is a member, ask your family doctor or check our directory.

How can patients get their own family doctor?

If you do not have a family doctor, we can help you find one at www.calgaryareadocs.com.

Are PCNs part of the public health care system?

Yes. Primary Care Networks are part of Alberta’s public health care system.

Do Primary Care Networks receive government funding?

Yes. Primary Care Networks receive funding from the government. Funding is used to provide programs and services. For example, PCNs hire health professionals to work in physician-led teams.

Do all networks provide the same services?

Every Primary Care Network will provide the same basic services. But, networks also have the flexibility to deliver services in a way that meets the specific needs of their local population.

Are all family physicians part of a Primary Care Network?

No. Joining a network is optional for physicians.