The Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN) is a partnership between 66 local family doctors and Alberta Health Services (AHS) .
We work together to provide comprehensive and continuous care to patients in our community. We aim to improve access to primary care, provide coordinated care, increase emphasis on health promotion and disease and injury prevention, and improve coordination and integration of care using multidisciplinary teams.
Highlights of the PCN Programs include:
- Multidisciplinary teams work with doctors in their offices.
- Pharmacists review the medication lists of patients on many medications.
- Family Nurses help people with chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure to better manage their health. They also provide education about childhood immunization and breast feeding support for mothers. They also navigate people to AHS and community resources.
- Mental Health Professionals provide non-urgent brief intervention and navigation to regional and community resources for patients with mental health concerns.
- All Team members also navigate people to community and AHS resources as needed.
- A Health Basics program aims to increase activity and decrease weight of our patients and the residents of Red Deer and surrounding communities. This program is run out of the RDPCN office.
- The Street Nurse Program provides access to the Vulnerable Population in Red Deer's Downtown Core.