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2022 Community Outreach Survey

Filling Out a Medical Form

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


Click the link to start the survey

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With humility and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that our work in the Kootenay Boundary region takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Sinixt, Syilx, Ktunaxa, and Secwépemc First Nations, and is home to the Métis and many diverse Aboriginal communities

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