About Us

VISION: Proactive care that conquers the burden of disease.
MISSION: Primary Healthcare closer to home.

The Kalyna Country PCN offers several programs and services tailored to its patient population. In addition, the PCN also offers a variety of classes designed to help people make healthier lifestyle choices.

​PCN’s represent Alberta’s strategy to reform the delivery of primary care.  Primary care is a term used to describe the care that patients receive when they first contact the health system.  Primary care services are typically provided by a family physician.​ 

Kalyna County PCN is a joint venture between a group of family physicians from Vegreville, Viking, Vermilion, Killam, Hardisty, Tofield and Alberta Health Services (AHS) – come together to implement a business plan to improve the quality of care and access to services for the people of our community. With locations in each member town, this PCN draws its potential enrollee population from our rural communities. 

How do you Benefit From a PCN?

The PCN has programs designed to improve the quality of the care your family physician provides to you while also increasing your ability to access your physician’s services. 

Your first step towards benefiting from the PCN is to see your family physician. Your doctor is one of the designers of the PCN’s programs and so your doctor is well versed in the PCN’s programs. At your appointment, you may also see the Nurse Practitioner or the Pharmacist for a physical assessment and medication review.  Each appointment is structured around individual needs and shared with your family physician.  


Our History
Alberta’s PCNs arose from the 2003 to 2011 trilateral Master Agreement between the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), AH and AHS. Schedule G of the agreement outlined the trilateral Primary Care Initiative and described the formation of local primary care initiatives in which a group of family physicians (in a not-for-profit corporation [NPC]) formed a legal agreement with the regional health authority (now AHS) to provide a set of primary care services targeted to the local needs of a defined population of patients. Local primary care initiatives were later rebranded as PCNs. The first PCN “went live” in May 2005.
PCN Goals
There are 41 PCNs operating throughout Alberta with more than 3,800 family physicians, and more than 1,400 other health practitioners. At any given time there are hundreds of PCN family doctors accepting new patients. Research shows that patients who regularly visit a family doctor are healthier and live longer.
PCN Publications
Business Plans and Evaluation Reports can be found on our PCN Publications page.