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West Shore clinic busiest in the province, health minister says (UPCC)

Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix at the opening of the Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre in October 2018. (Photo credit: The Times Colonist)
Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix at the opening of the Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre in October 2018. (Photo credit: The Times Colonist)

More than 25,000 patients visited the urgent primary care centre in the West Shore in its first year, says B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“In terms of patient visits, it’s the most popular, the most-used urgent primary care centre in B.C.,” Dix said of the clinic, which opened on Nov. 5, 2018. “It’s leading Surrey. It’s leading Vancouver. It’s leading similar high-population areas.”

The clinic, one of 14 in the province, is also home to the CARES mental-health clinic, which has handled more than 500 counselling visits since opening in February. “I think it shows both the significant demand in the area, the need for the service of an urgent primary care centre and the success of the centre,” Dix said. “I think it shows how effective team-based care is.”

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