Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN)

We are part of your Patient Medical Home. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) bring local physicians and other health care professionals together to provide comprehensive patient care to Albertans. PCNs are comprised of groups of family physicians working with other health care professionals such as Nurses, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Exercise Specialists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Professionals.

PCNs develop solutions to meet the needs of the local community and their health issues. The Red Deer PCN supports the communities of Red Deer, Blackfalds and Penhold.

PCNs are created through an agreement between physicians and Alberta Health Services. Please note that PCNs are not a governing body to physicians; the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta regulates the practice of medicine in Alberta.

My Self Care Journey (pdf)

Have you set a New Years Resolution? 

How about using a Daily Intention to set you off in the right direction.

A Daily intention sets the tone for that day and gently guides your choices. Intentions help you to live in the present moment. They take wishful thinking to planned action. Intentions give you focus, a positive boost and increase your confidence. You can also set an intention at any time during any day. Set an intention every day that you can. Even occasionally setting and achieving an intention will help you to move forward. An intention can be a specific action for an activity. Or an intention can be something that invites a different focus into your day, for example to show yourself compassion. People who practice yoga would be familiar with setting an intention at the start of practice.

If you carried through with a daily intention you are likely to do it again. It starts to build your willpower for positive change. Consistently doing this will help you to be mindful of your habits. It will also give you more calm and focus as you are living more in line with your values. Keep your intentions very simple. Don’t be hard on yourself if you didn’t carry through. Tomorrow is a new day.  Daily intentions can be used on their own.

Daily intentions can also be used with microsteps and longer term goals.

Red Deer PCN acknowledges that we work on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory.

We honour our relationships with one another.

Our PCN makes the safety of our patients, staff, and the community our top priority.

While in the PCN office all patients must wear a medical or non-medical face covering. All staff wear medical masks

Appointments can be offered either in person, phone, or virtually

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID 19 visit ahs.ca/covid