Urgent and Primary Care Centres

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Urgent and Primary Care Centres provide a flexible resource to meet the urgent and primary health care need, primarily in large urban centres where a higher percentage of the population is unable to find or access a regular family doctor or nurse practitioner. As a resource to support communities, Urgent and Primary Care Centres are one of the mechanisms to immediately address the urgent and ongoing care needs of all patients within a community.

Urgent and Primary Care Centres are open to all patients in select communities. For example, they may become the regular clinic for patients without a family doctor or nurse practitioner until another practice or provider within the community can be identified. Urgent and Primary Care Centres also provide alternative care options for patients with a regular family doctor or nurse practitioner often unable to make same-day or next day appointments, and are designed to ensure continuity of care by communicating the relevant information back to a patient’s regular primary care provider.

Urgent and Primary Care Centres provide better access to same-day, urgent, non-emergency health care, including in the evening and on weekends. They provide an alternative to visiting emergency departments for issues that do not need to be seen in a hospital. For example, patients who require medical attention within 12 to 24 hours for something like a sprain, minor cut or burn can visit an Urgent and Primary Care Centre.

Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) / 211 LA County taxonomy is the data classification used for all HealthLink BC directory data, including this Urgent and Primary Care Centres data set (https://www.airs.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1). AIRS taxonomy and data definitions are protected by Copyright by Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc. (https://211taxonomy.org/subscriptions/#agreement)

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

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Purpose

Urgent and Primary Care Centres provide better access to same-day, urgent, non-emergency health care, including in the evening and on weekends. They provide an alternative to visiting emergency departments for issues that do not need to be seen in a hospital. For example, patients who require medical attention within 12 to 24 hours for something like a sprain, minor cut or burn can visit an Urgent and Primary Care Centre.

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NameHealthLinkBC (pointOfContact)
EmailHealthLinkBC@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationHealthLinkBC

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2020-03-25
Record Last Modified 2020-05-27
Resource Status onGoing
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_IMAGERY_AND_BASE_MAPS.GSR_URGNT_PRMRY_CARE_CNTRS_SV

Short Name: UPCC
Comments: GSR_URGNT_PRMRY_CARE_CNTRS_SV is a spatially enabled layer comprising Urgent and Primary Care Centre listings from HealthLinkBC

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
ORGANIZATION_NAME ORG_NAME VARCHAR2 100 A unique number, called an Internal Service Key, that is assigned to uniquely identify the care centre, e.g., 64704999.
SERVICE_REF SERV_REF NUMBER 10 The name of the care centre, e.g., Kamloops Urgent and Primary Care Centre
SERVICE_NAME SERV_NAME VARCHAR2 500 The name of the care centre, e.g., Kamloops Urgent and Primary Care Centre
DESCRIPTION DESC VARCHAR2 4000 Describes the care centre in more detail.
CONTACT_PHONE PHONE VARCHAR2 50 Contains the "general office" phone number of the care centre, e.g., 6044640345.
WEBSITE_URL WBST_RL VARCHAR2 500 Contains the full URL link to the Home page of the care centre Website.
CONTACT_EMAIL EMAIL VARCHAR2 100 Contains the "general office" email address of the care centre.
WHEELCHAIR_ACCESSIBLE_IND WHLCHR_ACC VARCHAR2 1 Indicates whether the location is wheelchair accessible.
HOURS_OF_OPERATION HOURS VARCHAR2 500 A list of the hours of operation for each day of the week and other related notes about days and times when the care centre may be closed.
STREET_ADDRESS ADDRESS VARCHAR2 200 A free form expression of the site descriptor (e.g. unit), and the civic building number / street / street indicator portion of an address, e.g., Unit 1, 123 Main Street East.
LOCALITY LOCALITY VARCHAR2 100 The name of the municipality, community, Indian reservation, subdivision, regional district, aboriginal lands, or natural feature the care centre is located in, e.g., Victoria, Saanich IR 1, Capital Regional District.
PROVINCE PROVINCE VARCHAR2 2 The province or territory the care centre is located in, e.g., BC.
POSTAL_CODE POSTAL_CD VARCHAR2 10 The Canadian Postal code value associated with the physical address, e.g., V9Z 2K1.
WEBSITE_HEALTHLINKBC_URL HLBC_URL VARCHAR2 254
KEYWORDS KEYWORDS VARCHAR2 1000 Contains text strings supplied by the Custodian, to be used for search/query purposes. Keywords are separated by the ; delimiter.
LATITUDE LATITUDE NUMBER 9 The geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (dd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the equator, e.g., 55.323653.
LONGITUDE LONGITUDE NUMBER 10 The geographic coordinate, in decimal degrees (-ddd.dddddd), of the location of the feature as measured from the prime meridian, e.g., -123.093544.
DATE_UPDATED DT_UPDATED DATE 7 DATE_UPDATED contains the date that the Occupant data was updated in the Occupant structure (system-generated)
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 10 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE ANNO CAD DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO GEOMETRY storage data type.