Finding a Family Doctor
Many of you see a pediatrician, a doctor who cares for children. When you turn 18, this will change. You will see a family doctor instead. If you don't have a family doctor, it can take a while to find one. It's a good idea to start looking now!
Some places to start:
- Find a Doctor using the PCN (Primary Care Networks) website.
- Call Health Link at 811 for a list of family doctors who are accepting new patients.
- Ask family and friends if their family doctor is taking new patients. Some family doctors will accept members of the same family as patients.
- Search for physicians accepting new patients on the Alberta College of Physicians & Surgeons website.
A family doctor may want to talk to you about your health needs, before deciding to take you as a patient.