Primary Health Care


What is Primary Health Care

Primary Health care represents the first point of contact for individuals with health care system, and is the key to efficient, timely, quality family and community care based on continuity and coordination, early detection and action, and better information on needs and outcomes.

Function of Primary Health Care

  • Management of acute, episodic care and non-urgent routine care
  • Health promotion
  • Disease and injury prevention
  • Chronic disease management

Waterloo Wellington CCAC works with primary care providers to support their patients. 

If you require prompt medical or dental care and you don't have a family doctor click here for walk-in clinics in Waterloo Wellington region.

Do You Need Primary Care Provider (Family Doctor)? 

If you need primary care provider, we are here to help. Health Care Connect is designed to help Ontarians who are without a family health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to find one. People without a family health care provider are referred to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in their community.

Health Care Connect

How can I Register with the program?

You can register with Health Care Connect if you do not already have a family doctor.

To register with the program, simply call 1-800-445-1822. You will need a pen, some paper and your OHIP card when you call Health Care Connect. You can also register for Health Care Connect online. Click here to find out more about Health Care Connect.

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