Burnaby Primary Care Networks Programs

Allied health services to better support you!


What is Allied Health?

Allied Health professionals aim to prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of mental and physical health conditions and illnesses as an additional service in consultation with your Family Physician.

Please speak with your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for any of our Allied Health programs.

B Well

We are working with experts to develop and implement evidence-based behavioural change programming in order to better support you!

The B Well Program is a chronic disease preventative health program being launched by the Burnaby Primary Care Networks (PCN) in October 2020.The program team includes seven Behavioral Health Coaches (HC), working under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist. The B Well HCs will serve as an extension of primary care – receiving referrals from primary care providers – and will provide one-on-one and group lifestyle behavioral change support to eligible Burnaby patients for up to one year. They will employ an evidence-based small changes approach focusing on small, manageable, and self-selected steps individuals can take towards successfully achieving their goals.

Health Coaches will work with patients to first assess their unique needs, challenges and barriers to healthy lifestyle choices and work with the patient to co-develop a customized health plan using a coaching toolbox of methods including motivational interviewing techniques. They will assess for psychological factors that require further assessment from the B Well Clinical Psychologist and identify community supports or resources that could further support the individual needs of the patient. The program does not have a limitation on the number of visits and will provide ongoing coaching and monitoring for up to one year. The frequency of and intervals between patient touchpoints will be guided by evidence, to ensure the dose of monitoring and coaching leads to a sustained behavior change. This approach is consistent with the new CMA guidelines which advocate patient centered changes instead of the traditional prescriptive weight, diet and activity goals in traditional preventative health programs.

Please speak with your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for this program.

Meet our Health Coaches →

Mild to Moderate
Mental Health
Counselling Services

We have clinical counsellors available to provide short-term counselling supporting patients with mild to moderate mental health concerns. The goal is to reach patients that do not have access to extended health benefits, cannot afford counselling services and do not qualify for services from Burnaby Mental Health Substance Use. Eligible patients can receive up to 6 individual sessions. Services can be directly offered in English, Hindi, Farsi, Afrikaans, Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as in any other language with support from Provincial Language Services.

Patient Eligibility: Burnaby resident; attached to a Burnaby FP or NP; 19 years and older; suspected mild to moderate mental health and/or substance use condition; requires brief intervention and/or connection to self-help/community resources.

Please speak with your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for this program.

Meet our Counsellors →

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Social Work Services

Connect with one of our social workers, available to support individuals presenting/dealing with abuse, neglect, self neglect, unsafe environments, financial hardships, housing issues, social isolation or difficulty navigating health and social services. The team can work with all individuals of all language backgrounds language with support from Provincial Language Services.

Patient Eligibility: Burnaby resident, attached to a Burnaby FP or NP; not active with another Fraser Health Community Social Worker. All ages are welcome.

Please speak with your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for this program.

Meet our Social Workers →

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CARES Social
Prescribing for
Seniors

MOSAIC’s CARES Social Prescribing for Seniors provides an innovative service for older adults who require support connecting to their community or learning to address their health and well-being needs. Social Prescribing works alongside clinical treatments to address people’s needs in a holistic way.

MOSAIC works collaboratively with the Burnaby Primary Care Networks team and other stakeholders in the community to deliver these services, and offers comprehensive case management support and track clients’ progress over four to six months.

Eligibility:

Seniors residing in the Burnaby area who may be:

  • At risk of frailty
  • Experiencing decline in physical and/or emotional health
  • Experiencing language and cultural barriers
  • Feeling isolated, not connected to local communities
  • Making frequent trips to ER or primary care
  • Requiring support in order to remain independent
  • Wanting to become more physically active and/or socially connected

Please speak with your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for this program.

Learn more about CARES →

Physiotherapy

Launching Fall 2021!

For patients who have been identified as needing service who have no access to extended benefits or qualify for services from Home Health and would not be able to afford the cost of physiotherapy service in the community, including those that are subsidized. Referrals would be made by primary care practitioners.

Given the criteria of the program we expect our patient demographics to be shifted towards seniors and low income clients with chronic disease or pain. For services, we expect more emphasis on assessments and mobility consults and less emphasis on intervention/therapeutic services. Therapeutic services (e.g. ultrasound massage) will not be good use of the physiotherapist’s time. The physiotherapist may also visit patients who have mobility issues at home. As this is a new PCN service, we will have a better understanding of PCN needs and type of referrals once we launch the program.

Please speak with your Primary Care Provider to see if you are eligible for this program.

Dr. Davidicus Wong

Talks by
Physicians

Watch recordings of talks by Burnaby Family Physicians on diverse topics in health and wellness for Burnaby residents and beyond.

DocTalks: A series of webinars where Burnaby doctors answer your health and wellness questions. Watch now →

Empowering Patients: A conversation series presented by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice to empower patients with the knowledge they need to develop stronger relationships with their physicians to better take care of their health needs in the day-to-day. Watch now →