Surrey, BC, will be home to the province’s first urgent primary-care centre and is set to open in Fall 2018.
“We are making innovative changes to public health care so that it works for British Columbians, providing them with timely, effective care in their communities,” said Premier Horgan, in a statement.
“By opening urgent primary-care centres in all of the health regions, we are delivering on our promise to improve quality of care, and provide more care to more people.”
Surrey’s Urgent Primary Care Centre will make it easier and more accessible for people to receive follow-up care and access other health services.
The centre will work to connect people with consistent health care as nearly 78,000 people in Surrey do not have a family doctor.
The centre will have a well-equipped team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, who will provide patients with a full extent of health care services.
With full staffing, the centre will be able to 1,300 unique patient visitors per week and there will be a number of patient options available including one-on-one visits, home visits, and group appointments.
There will also be outreach service made available to shelters and other at-risk community locations.
The Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre will be open daily from 10 am to 10 pm and will be located at 9639 – 137A St.
An additional nine other primary-care centres that will open in the next 12 months.