Locating Family Physician/Adult Specialist: Resources for Community Pediatricians & Other Physicians
Pathways is an online patient referral tool for use by GPs and specialists. Using a secure, password-protected website, physicians may quickly access current and accurate referral information, including appointment wait times and areas of expertise for specialists, clinics, and health services across British Columbia. Many Divisions include information on family physicians accepting new patients.
Primary Care Mental Health Services
BC health authorities offer a variety of primary care mental health service models in some communities. Contact your local health authority to learn about services available in your community and for access information.
Divisions of Family Practice Attachment Mechanisms
The various Divisions of Family Practice GP4Me project included the development of “attachment mechanisms”, essentially ways and means to locate a family physician for those patients who do not have one. The Divisions do not maintain a “roster” of GPs, because that roster could change daily. However, many of the Divisions have established a process that could be helpful to pediatricians and their transitioning patients.
For information by Division about family physician attachment mechanisms and connections to specialty by Division, see below.