People in the Oceanside area are being asked to help local doctors and health officials figure out just how many patients need or want a family doctor as part of “A GP for Me”.
Oceanside is the latest area in the province to get the program, which also focuses on making it easier for doctors to provide and coordinate care for patients and improve local primary care.
The Oceanside Division of Family Practice is going spending four months doing some research, including a community survey.
Executive Director Geri Sera says as well as an on-line survey they’re holding focus groups throughout Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Errington, Coombs, French Creek and Lighthouse Country, along with open community health forums.
The next forum session is May 20th in Parksville. You can take the online survey here.
A GP for Me launched late last year in Nanaimo and it’s supposed to come to the Sunshine Coast in late spring or early summer.