Term: Primary Care

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-08-19

Definition:

"Many types of care you receive can be described as primary care. For example, primary care refers to those times when you receive a diagnosis, treatment or help with a health problem, or even when a health care provider talks with you about staying healthy and preventing illness.

Many people think of primary care as typically provided by family doctors, but it can include nurses, midwives, dietitians, pharmacists, mental health professionals, therapists and others."

(Source: Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Web Site - What is Primary Care? - https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/primarycare/index.html - accessed August 19, 2019).

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