BC is rolling out a new health program to fill gaps in basic healthcare services that exist in rural and remote communities.
Hazelton, Fort St. James, and Chetwynd are the first to receive the community paramedicine program introduced by BC Emergency Health Services.
BCEHS Chief Operating Officer Jodi Jensen says paramedics will provide primary care services to increase access to basic health care in non-urgent settings
The first phase of the program will see paramedic unit chiefs confirm specific services needed in the community with paramedics to begin delivering community health services by the fall.
Interior communities receiving the program will be announced in June, followed by Vancouver Island communities in late summer.