Benefits of Having a Family Doctor

Why is it important to have a Family Doctor?

Family doctors and their teams care for your everyday health needs. Research show people who regularly visit their family doctor stay healthier throughout their life.

It is important to seek care from your family doctor for all your health concerns, as they look at the bigger picture, know your health history, and care about you and your health. See your family doctor before accessing other health care providers, as they can help prevent future illness and catch problems early before they get serious.

Family doctors in Alberta have been collaborating with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) for over ten years and together we have increased access for patients to their family doctors and the Health Care system.

Why do I need a Family Doctor?
How do I find a Family Doctor?

If you do not have a family doctor, visit Alberta Find a Doctor to find the most up-to-date list of family doctors accepting patients in our communities​​.​​

​If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact Health Link at 811.