A new one-stop online directory of family doctors (www.pathwaysmedicalcare.ca) has been created for British Columbians to find up-to-date information on how their doctor is providing virtual and in-person care, how to make an appointment, and what other services their doctor may provide. Approximately 70% of BC family doctors who provide longitudinal care to their patients are listed in the directory, with more continuing to be added. Doctors are asked to check their listings for accuracy and to use the link at the bottom of their profile page to make necessary changes, including adding requested patient forms (e.g., COVID-19 screening questionnaire). Doctors who are not yet listed may create a listing at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPvirtualcare.
Pathways is a not-for-profit organization supported by Doctors of BC and the British Columbia Ministry of Health through the General Practice Services Committee.
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