2.2.2 Primary Care Reform and Paediatric Care Providers for Children and Youth in Canada
- Primary care reform models include family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals.
- Paediatricians may be core providers of primary care, in lieu of a family physician in Primary Care Networks.
- See note below map.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Funded primary care reform models are described as inter-professional teams which include family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals such as dieticians. Most reform models exclude paediatricians, with exception of Ontario and Alberta. In Ontario, sessional fees can be used by Family Health Teams to engage paediatricians along with other specialists. In Alberta, paediatricians are the only specialists that are recognized and may participate as a core provider of continuous and comprehensive primary care in place of a family physician in Primary Care Networks.
Ontario (blue): Sessional fees may be used to engage paediatricians and other specialists in Family Health Teams, Family Health Groups, and Family Health Networks.
For a summary of some primary health care reform services across Canada click here.