Primary Health Care

What is Primary Health Care?

Primary health care (PHC) refers to basic, everyday health care. Whether visiting your family doctor or nurse practitioner, talking to a physiotherapist or a registered dietician, primary health care providers are the first faces you’ll see when you access the health care system for care or advice.

Primary health care is about:

  • Preventing people from becoming ill or injured
  • Managing chronic conditions
  • Making the most effective use of health provider expertise
  • Efficiency and coordination
  • Individuals playing an active role in their own health care
  • Understanding that factors outside the health system influence individual and community health

PHC is not a new concept – it’s been in existence for years. We believe that it will ensure better health for all of us. It has the potential to keep waiting lists down, lessen the pressure on emergency rooms and make the system more sustainable in the long term. The more you understand it, the better prepared you will be to take advantage of the opportunities it presents to you, your family and your community.

Chronic Disease Management Programs

Heartland Health Region wants to support clients and patients living with and managing a chronic condition.  Chronic conditions could include:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac or
  • Pulmonary Conditions

Not all programs require a referral to attend.  For more information about any of these services contact our Chronic Disease Nurse at 306 882 2672 ext 2208.

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

Well Wishes
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