Chinook Primary Care Network

Since 2005, the Chinook Primary Care Network has represented the collaboration between local physicians and the Health Authority, to provide and coordinate a comprehensive set of health care services to patients. In total, there are approximately 125 physicians and 26 clinics (11 in Lethbridge and 15 others in rural communities) participating in the CPCN, providing care to approximately 165,000 regional residents.

Our commitment
Our commitment is to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based primary care delivery models aimed at improving access, quality of care and satisfaction for both patients and health care providers.

Our vision
To collaboratively deliver reliable patient-centred, evidence-based quality care every time, on time, to every person.

Our key principles 
* Reduce unnecessary waits
* Optimize clinical care
* Design and coordinate care at the patient level
* Share responsibility to improve service delivery models
* Improve health of the population

Our aims
* Reduce delays for and at physician appointments,
* Ensure all Alberta Health Services South Zone residents have access to a family physician,
* Establish health-care teams which may include: pharmacists, dietitians, mental health therapists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and/or licensed practical nurses

Our affiliated programs
* Building Healthy Lifestyles
* Mental Health
* Wellness and Community Health
* Seniors’ Health
* Family Health
* Laboratory
* Rehabilitation Services
* Acute Care

Our statistics
The Chinook Primary Care Network is a collaboration between Alberta Health Services South Zone and physicians in 11 rural communities and seven Lethbridge physician clinics. This includes approximately 100 core physicians (number fluctuates slightly with annual employment changes), serving approximately 121,000 patients.* 
* including two associated physicians, 38 locum physicians and more

Contact Us

The Associate Clinic

1222 Bev McLachlin Drive
Pincher Creek, AB

Phone: (403) 627-3321

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