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Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care
100-2nd Ave NE
Moose Jaw SK  S6H 1B8
Phone: (306)691-1562
Fax: (306)691-2808


What is Primary Health Care?

Primary Health Care (PHC) is the foundation of the health care system. It is often the first point of contact people have with a health care provider when they have a health concern. That contact may involve a visit to a family physician or nurse practitioner, advice from a pharmacist, or information on chronic disease management.

• What is Primary Health Care?
• PHC Map
• PHC Teams

• Healthline
• Electronic Health Record
• Chronic Disease Management
• Falls Prevention
• Patient Decision Aids/
    Shared Decision Making

• Smoking Cessation
• Healthy Lifestyles

A strong primary health care system provides access to high quality care delivered by a team of health professionals that meets the needs of patient and their families of all ages in any health care setting.

Characteristics of PHC include:

  • Patient/family centredness, self-reliance and participation
  • Community engagement and participation
  • Health workers collaborating in inter-disciplinary teams
  • Proactive Prevention Focus
  • Integration and coordination of services 
  • Accessibility
  • Better Management of Chronic Conditions
  • Localized set of choices
  • Sustainability
  • Multi-sector alignment and involvement

 Above information courtesy of Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

The three Goals of Primary Health Care in Five Hills Health Region are:

  1. Improve access to health care services
  2. Improve quality of health care services
  3. Improve the health of the population

Our Principles of Primary Health Care are:

  1. Health Promotion
  2. Accessibility
  3. Appropriate Technology
  4. Community Participation
  5. Partnerships

The Primary Health Care administrative office is made up of the following team members:

Executive Director of Primary Health Care
Directors, Primary Health Care Teams (2)
Administrative Assistant
PHC Solution Business Analyst
PHC Clinical Practice Redesign Coach
Coordinator, Live Well™ with Chronic Conditions

For more information on Primary Health Care please visit Primary Health Services.