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Urgent primary care centre to open on North Shore (UPCC)

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, pictured in a file photo, said the new centre will relieve some of the overload at the Lions Gate Hospital emergency ward. (Photo courtesy of Mike McArthur/CBC News)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, pictured in a file photo, said the new centre will relieve some of the overload at the Lions Gate Hospital emergency ward. (Photo courtesy of Mike McArthur/CBC News)

The 10th urgent primary care centre (UPCC) in B.C. is opening in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver in September.

The centre will help serve people who don’t have a family doctor and who often bounce between a hospital emergency room and walk-in clinics.

“Thousands of area residents who currently lack a primary care provider will benefit from increased access to same-day appointments for urgent needs and ongoing primary care,” said B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Read the full story on CBC News.

Similar stories also found on the North Shore News and BC Gov News.

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