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Regular medical care

Regular medical care, or primary health care, is about keeping you healthy through access to basic, everyday health care services. We believe in taking a proactive approach to your personal health care by encouraging ongoing comprehensive care  with a family doctor. Meeting your primary health care needs may involve other health professionals such as nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists and social workers.

Primary health care providers can:

  • Provide support to help you stay healthy and avoid getting sick or injured
  • Ensure you and your family have up to date immunizations
  • Advise you on what health screening services you should access
  • Help you prevent or manage chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Provide initial diagnosis and treatment of illness
  • Empower you to take an active role in your own health care
  • Help you understand the factors that influence your health
  • Organize services and navigate your through the range of health services you require

When should you access primary health care services?

Be proactive managing your health. See your family doctor or health care provider for ongoing comprehensive care. Or, if you do not yet have a family doctor, access a walk-in clinic near you. If you are not dealing with an emergency health condition, you should avoid the Emergency Department and use primary care services to receive medical attention.

Not sure if it’s an emergency? Visit our emergency care page.

Need a family doctor or other health services?

Find a community health centre near you

Community health centres provide a range of health care services in a single location, including access to public and community health nurses, mental health and addiction counsellors, dental clinics for children, speech therapists, nutritionists, youth drop-in health clinics and more. 

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