Are you looking for a family doctor or nurse practitioner? The Quesnel Northern Interior Rural Primary Care Network (PCN) team is working with clinics in your community to help you find a primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner).
You can register with the Health Connect Registry to be attached to a doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as one becomes available. The registry is "first come, first serve", which means the sooner you register, the sooner you can be attached to a family doctor or nurse practitioner. You will be contacted directly once a care provider becomes available.
The Quesnel catchment area includes the surrounding communities:
- South to McLeese Lake
- East to Barkerville
- West to Nazko and Kluskus
- North to Hixon
At this time, we do not have a timeline for patients to expect to be attached to a family doctor or nurse practitioner. While we are working on solutions to make sure everyone has a family physician or nurse practitioner, we ask for your patience. In the meantime, if you require timely access to health care, we suggest that you connect with the service listed below that best supports your needs.
If you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your closest emergency department.
For immediate care, Quesnel has an Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) located at GR Baker Memorial Hospital located at 543 Front Street. To access care at the UPCC, please call 250-991-7571 to book an appointment.
|Hours:||Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stat Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Quesnel UPCC is designed to provide a range of services in one central location. The goal of the centre is to provide same-day access to a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses, with access to mental health and substance use clinicians.
The Quesnel UPCC is for:
- People without a family doctor or nurse practitioner
- People who can't access their family doctor or nurse practitioner and need care that same day
- People experiencing a mental health crisis
- First Nations Health Authority Virtual Doctor of the Day
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days per week
Phone: 1-855-344-3800 (toll-free)
- Northern Health Virtual Primary and Community Care Clinic
The Virtual Clinic works with your family doctor, nurse practitioner, and health care team to complement the care you receive in your community, or to provide support for those who don't have a family doctor. The Virtual Clinic provides culturally safe care to patients who need medical help after hours and wish to speak to a heath care team member (doctor, nurse practitioner, or nurse) by phone or video.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days per week
There are many community services available within our primary care team of providers and health care professionals that support the coordinated and longitudinal care of patients and families (for example:nutrition, mental health and substance use, home care nursing, social work, etc.). Visit the Northern Health Authority Primary and Community Care webpage for more information on the benefits of team based care. The primary care team is located in the GR Baker Memorial Hospital located at 543 Front Street.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days per week
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 for attachment to 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: March 08, 2022
The content and resources included on this webpage have been jointly created and curated by the Northern Interior Rural Primary Care Network and HealthLink BC.