Primary health care

Quality in Primary Care

'Ontarians rely on primary care for their general health and well-being. Primary care providers (who include family doctors, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers) are often Ontarians' first point of contact with the health system. They offer different types of care--from vaccination and promoting healthy behaviours to assessment and diagnosis, and more--and they play a coordinating role when patients receive care from other health care providers.