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New urgent care centre to open in North Van (UPCC)

Health Minister Adrian Dix announces the soon-to-open North Vancouver Urgent and Primary Care Centre alongside Dr. Kathleen Ross, president of Doctors of BC, and Dr. Penny Ballem, board chair of Vancouver Coastal Health, in Lower Lonsdale Thursday. (Photo Credit: Paul McGrath, North Shore News)
Health Minister Adrian Dix announces the soon-to-open North Vancouver Urgent and Primary Care Centre alongside Dr. Kathleen Ross, president of Doctors of BC, and Dr. Penny Ballem, board chair of Vancouver Coastal Health, in Lower Lonsdale Thursday. (Photo Credit: Paul McGrath, North Shore News)

New health centre will also provide for patients without family doctors.

North Shore residents who need to see a doctor for urgent care will soon have another option.

Provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Thursday that a new North Shore urgent primary care centre will open in Lower Lonsdale next month.

The centre, one of 10 in the province and three in the Vancouver area, will have two main purposes. One will be provide same-day care for urgent but non-life-threatening medical needs as an alternative to patients going to the hospital emergency department. The other will be to provide primary care for the approximately 16 per cent of North Shore residents who don’t have a family doctor.

Read the full story in the North Shore News.

Similar story found in the following media outlets: CBC News, and BC Gov News.

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