- Paediatricians provide some primary care services for healthy & high-risk children with complex &/or chronic conditions
- Paediatricians act mainly as consultants for acute and chronic conditions and may provide primary care during these visits
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Paediatricians provide an entire range of medical services for healthy as well as high-risk children (complex and/or chronic conditions) – as primary care providers or consultants, depending on the province/territory. Overall, paediatricians play a role in planning the care of children with long-term chronic conditions, in either a consulting role to family physicians or as providers of primary care. These roles vary across and within each jurisdiction; for example, primary care roles are more common in cities highly concentrated with paediatricians. There are no resident paediatricians in the territories, however consultative care is provided by visiting paediatricians.
For a summary of the key roles of primary care providers by Canadian jurisdiction click here