2022 Community Outreach Survey
Lower Columbia Community Health Centre (CHC) Network Initiative
Primary care in the Lower Columbia is in crisis and requires urgent action towards a proven and sustainable solution - Community Health Centres.
A CHC is a not-for-profit clinic with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and other providers who work together to care for patients of all ages, abilities, and cultures.
A CHC focuses on the needs of the community. The Lower Columbia CHC model proposed would provide care for the residents of Lower Columbia: Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale and Areas A&B.
The proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network model:
Is a network of community-run CHCs operating in several communities to make the best use of resources
Incorporates the Primary Care Network - instead of one primary care provider you have a team of health care providers
Focuses on preventative care and education to improve the overall health of our community
Integrates a broad range of services (e.g. mental health, vision, dental, pharmacy, case managers, socioeconomic supports) into primary care
Makes it easier to find a family care provider
Improves access - longer hours and more providers to choose from
Is better for practitioner recruitment & retention
Improves connection to community services like access to food, housing, education, and employment supports because these are all important to a person’s wellbeing
If you complete this survey, you can be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards.
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