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.