The Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural Primary Care Network are working with local community practices to connect patients to a family physician or nurse practitioner. If you are living in the areas of Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz-Harrison or the Fraser Canyon, you can be added to a local waitlist for a primary health care provider by registering with the Health Connect Registry. You may also register your family members or a person in your care.
Once registered, you will be contacted directly when a family physician or nurse practitioner is available. At this time, family physicians in Chilliwack are accepting new patients and we are attaching those who have registered before October 21, 2021.
Please note that at this time, most care remains virtual (e.g., video or telephone) and there may be a virtual appointment before determining if in-person care is required.
If you do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner, there are many local resources available to you while you wait to be attached, such as:
- Walk-in Clinics
- View Medi-Map to see the current wait times for walk-in clinics.
- Specific population clinics and physician networks
- Chilliwack Youth Health Centre (CYHC) provides virtual and face-to-face medical & counselling services at the Neighborhood Learning Centre (NLC), Tzeachten Land Office, and the Stó:lō Primary Health Care Clinic.
- Chilliwack Gender Care Clinic serves both youth and adults to provide medical advice, social support, post-op care, and hormone and surgical readiness assessments. Email email@example.com or call 604-316-9445.
- New Hope Health and Wellbeing Clinic serves street entrenched, low income, and/or marginalized individuals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-798-2183.
- The Chilliwack Obstetrics Group is a group of family physicians that deliver babies at Chilliwack General Hospital. Pregnant in Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural allows you to self-refer and is an unbiased source of information and resources if you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.
- Community Services
- Pathways Community Service Directory is an online database that provides resources for patients and families regarding health and community services. You may find resources for addictions & substance abuse support, chronic pain support, maternity care, seniors' services, wellness support, and more.
- Adult Mental Health
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 will 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. It will take some time for PCNs to become fully operational. The Province plans to have PCNs established in 70 percent of B.C. communities over the next three years.
The Health Connect Registry is part of this strategy. The Health Connect Registry works with active PCNs 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.
Visit your local walk-in clinic
You are welcome to visit a walk-in clinic. Walk-in clinic doctors can diagnose, manage illnesses, prescribe medication, order medical tests and make referrals to specialists. Please visit our HealthLinkBC Directory to find a clinic close to where you live.
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: July 6, 2022
The content and resources included on this webpage have been jointly created and curated by the Chilliwack Primary Care Network and HealthLink BC.