About Vernon Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC)
Urgent and Primary Care Centres use a team-based approach and include a variety of health-care professionals who closely work together to provide your care. Depending on the nature of your injury or illness, you may be seen by a physician, a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, or another health professional, such as a social worker, mental health worker or physiotherapist.
An Urgent and Primary Care Centre can also help facilitate access to a family doctor or nurse practitioner for those who do not have a primary care provider. While waiting to find a family doctor the Urgent and Primary Care Centre can provide your ongoing care needs. In some, cases Urgent and Primary Care Centres will become a patient’s long-term patient medical home.