Urgent and Primary Care Centres are opening across the province to improve access to primary care. They provide an alternative to visiting emergency departments for issues that do not need to be seen in a hospital. For example, patients who require medical attention within 12 to 24 hours for something like a sprain, minor cut or burn can visit an Urgent and Primary Care Centre. Some are open during evenings and weekends.
Urgent and Primary Care Centres are available in many communities across B.C.
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