Primary Care Network (PCN)

A PCN is a network of family practices (patient medical homes) in a defined geography linked with primary care services delivered by a health authority and other community-based organizations and services. Collectively, PCNs will enable patient medical homes to expand services for their own practice population, and participate in collaboratively providing access and services to patients in the community not currently attached to patient medical homes.

Across these clinical settings, communities will vary in how the comprehensive primary care services are organized and offered. This might look quite different in rural vs urban communities.

For details about the implementation of the integrated system of primary and community care (in the CSC guidance document), click here.