Part of Health

Primary health care

Primary health care is your first point of contact with the health system, bringing health services closer to where you live.


Primary health care includes all the services in your community that support the day-to-day health needs of you and your family through every stage of life.

We are taking action to strengthen and improve the primary health care system across the province, so everyone has access to a primary health care provider, no matter where we live.

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Modernizing primary health care

Alberta’s actions through the Modernizing Alberta’s Primary Health Care System (MAPS) initiative to strengthen the health system and ensure we all have access to timely and appropriate primary health care.

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Tracking progress

Follow the actions we are taking and progress we are making to implement recommendations from the MAPS initiative.

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About primary health care

Primary health care focuses on wellness and connecting with social supports that influence your health status, such as housing, family and community services.

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