COVID-19 Response Strategy
The Burnaby PCN COVID-19 Response Strategy is a COVID-19 system that continues to support the community through the crisis, addressing physical and mental health as well as social needs. The PCN partners — the community including the City, and the community agencies, the Burnaby Inter-Agency Council, the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and Fraser Health — continue to work together to respond to both medical and social support needs.
The now-closed COVID-19 Testing Site and Primary Care Clinic was an extension of the Edmonds Urgent and Primary Care Centre. The site was in operation from March 28, 2020 to April 18, 2021and accepted referrals from a secure online booking form, from family doctors and from community agencies.
The site provided drive-through COVID-19 testing, flu vaccination and clinical assessment, and included two fully equipped exam rooms for primary care visits. The site was staffed by a Family Physician, nurses, MOAs, clinical coordinators and site navigators. It also served as one of four designated testing sites for Health Care Workers in the Fraser region. The Central Park site location was generously donated by the City of Burnaby, and was designed and developed by the PCN partners — the Burnaby Division of Family Practice, Fraser Health and the City of Burnaby — who shared start-up and operating costs.
As of April 19, 2021, COVID-19 testing in Burnaby is now being conducted by Fraser Health out of a larger site, based at British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Burnaby campus. A new COVID-19 immunization clinic was also opened at Fortius on April 5, 2021.