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Screening for health

Screening for Health PCNs are reminding patients when it’s time for regular tests to detect diseases earlier Life is busy and it can be easy to forget when it’s time for a regular screening test. That’s why Primary Care Networks are tracking your screening tests and giving you a call if you miss one. Screening for diseases, such as breast or colon cancer, heart disease and diabetes, may detect problems earlier. Earlier detection means you can get started on treatments sooner and can

Finding care when your family doctor’s office is closed

After hours By Mike Fisher It’s after hours and your doctor’s office is closed. You need care for yourself or a family member. What do you do? The first step is to call the 24/7 information line Health Link (dial 811) says Christopher Cameron, acting executive director of Clinical Services and Evaluation with Calgary West Central Primary Care Network. Health Link calls are answered by nurses who provide advice and general health information for Albertans, along with information
 

Celebrating a decade of patient care

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Calgary and area are celebrating 10 years of care in the community, having helped hundreds of thousands of people through a variety of programs and access to clinics or health teams over the past decade. Most of the seven PCNs in the Calgary area were established in 2006 in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health to provide programs and services for patients through their family doctor or medical home. Each PCN's programs and services are un

Hundreds of Calgary-area doctors accepting new patients

CALGARY (Tuesday, August 23, 2016) - More than 300 family doctors in the Calgary area and over 800 province-wide are now accepting new patients, as Albertans' access to physicians continues to improve. Research shows that patients who regularly visit a family doctor are healthier and live longer. There are currently 373 family doctors listed as accepting new patients on www.calgaryareadocs.com, a website developed by the seven Calgary-area Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to make it quicker and

Fentanyl antidote available throughout Calgary

A free antidote for the deadly fentanyl drug is now available at scores of locations throughout the Calgary area as family doctors, pharmacists and others continue to expand access to these potentially life-saving kits. A total of 272 overdose deaths related to fentanyl were recorded in Alberta last year, more than double the number recorded in 2014. Alberta Health purchased 7,000 naloxone take-home kits for fentanyl users and their loved ones, which are now available at pharmacies, walk-in

New website helps Calgary patients Find A Doctor

For immediate release New website helps Calgary patients Find a Doctor More than 230 family doctors taking patients in Calgary area CALGARY (Monday, June 29, 2015) – Patients looking for a family doctor in the Calgary area can now find one at the click of a mouse, thanks to the launch of an interactive new website. Developed by seven local Primary Care Networks and doctors in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), www.calgaryareadocs.com allows patients to search which physici