North Vancouver clinic supports vulnerable patients, showcases effective primary care

The North Shore Division of Family Practice and Vancouver Coastal Health have partnered to increase access to primary care for some of the area’s most vulnerable patients. The HealthConnection Clinic in North Vancouver supports local residents who don’t have a regular primary care provider and have complex medical, mental health, addiction, and/or socio-economic needs related to housing, income, access to food.

“The HealthConnection Clinic supports a difficult-to service population – the mentally ill, the addicted, the homeless. They are able to come into our clinic, which is serviced by family doctors, nurse practitioners, and social work,” says Dr Ruth Campling, Board Chair for the Division. “It exemplifies good team-based care.”

Read the full story on the Divisions of Family Practice website.