PD Connect is a referral program intended to help health care professionals connect individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease, and their care partners, to Parkinson Society British Columbia’s support services at the time of diagnosis or at any point in the disease’s progression.
What does PD Connect do for patients?
- Expedites access to community-based support services for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson disease.
- Offers proactive consultations and counseling to individuals affected by Parkinson disease, including care partners and family members.
- Empowers social connection through provincial support groups.
- Provides quality publications, with information about available education and programs throughout the province.
Referral process for PD Connect:
- Ask the individual with Parkinson disease or their family member for permission to forward their basic contact information through PD Connect to Parkinson Society British Columbia.
- Complete a referral form: www.parkinson.bc.ca/media/135952/pd-connect-referral-form-fillable.pdf.
- Fax the form to Parkinson Society British Columbia at 604 687-1327.
PD Connect staff will contact the referred individual within the timeframe noted on the referral form. If contact with the patient cannot be made, staff will communicate this with the referring health care professional.
For more information and referral forms:
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