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Primary Care Clinics – Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Family Doctor Finder work?

People without a home clinic in Manitoba are able to register with Family Doctor Finder online OR by calling 204-786-7111 (in Winnipeg) OR toll-free 1-866-690-8260.

A Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living representative uses a database to record basic demographic and contact information, as well as various care preferences, such geographic location.

Regional Family Doctor Finder staff receive this information and work with home clinics to connect Family Doctor Finder registrants to a home clinic that works for them.

How does Family Doctor Finder benefit patients?

The program provides an easier way for people to be connected with a home clinic that meets their needs.

How can Family Doctor Finder help me?

Regional Family Doctor Finder staff (including primary care connectors in health regions outside Winnipeg) are a point of contact in your area that can help connect you and your clinic to regional and provincial resources. They can provide a bridge to new patients without inundating clinics with requests, for example by assisting with wait lists.

As part of their supportive community role, they may be in regular contact with you or your clinic in order to best connect people who are seeking a home clinic and regular primary care. They are also available to help problem-solve or discuss opportunities to support your practice, or connect you with those who are able to help.

Regional Family Doctor Finder staff may collaborate with medical leadership and primary care management in their health region, as well as all clinics and primary care providers located within their region, in order to identify and solve service gaps. They may also connect regularly with provincial and regional programs and services such as emergency departments to identify interested individuals who need a home clinic and regular primary care provider.

Where can I get more information?

For more information or to find out how to contact regional Family Doctor Finder staff in your health region, please call 204-786-7111 (in Winnipeg) OR toll-free 1-866-690-8260.

 

Family Doctor Finder
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Tel:  204-786-7111
Toll-free: 1-866-690-8260
Email:  fdf@gov.mb.ca