The Mission Attachment Clinic fills a gap long identified as a priority by local doctors. It helps many of the region’s residents, particularly vulnerable patients, such as those with mental health challenges or complex care needs, get access to primary care and linked to a family doctor. 

The clinic is staffed by a team of up to nine doctors, representing nearly one-third of the community’s GPs.

“A lot of people can’t get the depth of care they need in a traditional 10-minute appointment, especially if you’re seeing them for the first time. Our appointments are longer so we can take the time to get to know our patients and the health situations,” says Dr Peter Barnsdale, a Mission Division of Family Practice board member. “It’s something doctors can be proud of. It’s a real team effort.”

Read the full story on the Divisions of Family Practice website.