Health Connect Registry, Central Interior Rural

Do you need a family doctor or nurse practitioner? The Health Connect Registry can help.

If you, your family, or a person in your care lives in one of the Central Interior Rural communities of One Hundred Mile House, Williams Lake or the surrounding Cariboo Chilcotin region, you can register with the Health Connect Registry to be attached to a family doctor or nurse practitioner.

Important Note About the Cariboo Chilcotin Attachment List

If you have already signed up for the Cariboo Chilcotin Attachment List, your information and place on the list will be moved to the Health Connect Registry and you will be contacted about the transition.

Register Now

Once registered, we will use the information you have provided to contact you once one of the clinics has room for you (and your family) as patients.
By registering with the Health Connect Registry, you are being put on a list to be attached to a family doctor or nurse practitioner when one becomes available. Please note that at this time, we are experiencing a physician shortage in our area.  We would like to thank you for your patience while you wait to be attached and look forward to connecting you with a family doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as space is available.

Maternity Care

If you are looking for maternity care, please email the Division at cariboopatientattachment@divisionsbc.ca or call 250-296-0070 ext 2.

Transitioning the Cariboo Chilcotin Attachment List

In October 2020, our Division developed a centralized waitlist, called the Cariboo Chilcotin Attachment List. This waitlist streamlined the process of finding a physician, (aka “attaching” to a physician or nurse practitioner for your primary care) by eliminating the need for you to call each office.

In October 2021, the Division worked with HealthLink BC to transition the waitlist to the Health Connect Registry. The Health Connect Registry also streamlines the process and saves you time by providing a centralized registry.

If you have already signed up for the Cariboo Chilcotin Attachment List, your information and place on the list will be moved to the Health Connect Registry and you will be contacted about the transition.

About Primary Care Networks and the Health Connect Registry

PCNs are community-based networks of health care professionals and clinics who plan and deliver all day-to-day health care needs of a community. Within these networks, teams of providers work together. This way, patients receive better care, by the right person, at the right time, closer to home.

PCNs are part of the Province's Primary and Community Care Strategy to make sure you have faster and better access to the everyday health care services.

The Health Connect Registry is part of this strategy. The registry works with active PCNs who have the infrastructure in place, to help patients find a regular family doctor or nurse practitioner, because we know that having a regular provider leads to better health for you and your family.

Update Your Information

Keeping information on the Health Connect Registry up to date is important. This will help us connect you to a family doctor or nurse practitioner. If you need to update information on the Health Connect Registry for yourself, your family or person in your care, please contact HealthLink BC by dialing 8-1-1, or for the deaf and hard of hearing, dialing 7-1-1.

A HealthLink BC health service navigator will ask you for the Client ID you received when you registered and your personal health number. If you are updating information on behalf of your family or a person in your care, you will require their Client ID and personal health number to make an update.  

Information on the Health Connect Registry can only be updated by phone at this time.

Health Services and Support

While you are waiting to be connected with a family doctor or nurse practitioner, please consider the following for accessing health services and support.

Call HealthLink BC

HealthLink BC provides free health information and advice any time of the day or night. Call us toll-free at 8-1-1 in B.C., or for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1. A health service navigator will help you find the information you are looking for or transfer you to a registered nurse, registered dietitian, licensed pharmacist or qualified exercise professional. Our navigators can also help you find a health service in your community such as a walk-in clinic or urgent primary care centre. Translation services are available in over 130 languages.

Find health services and support in your community

Search our HealthLinkBC Directory to find health services in B.C. We list all publicly-funded health, mental health and addiction treatment programs. If you need help finding a health service, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 and speak with one of our health service navigators.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

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