As of April 1, 2023, PC-ICCN offers a province-wide virtual clinic. At this clinic, patients are assessed by a specialist nurse, then based on symptoms, receive immediate access to the most appropriate self-management supports and group learning opportunities based on individual needs and what makes sense for each.
If assessment identifies the need for a physician consultation as part the patient's recovery, provincial clinic staff will facilitate this, whether it be for more general medicine needs or sub-specialist needs.
You can refer patients with a BC Services Card who have symptoms, persisting three (3) or more months post-COVID which limit their function and quality of life.
Other causes for symptoms must be thoroughly investigated prior to referral (see Pre Referral Diagnostic Checklist). Your patient does not need a positive COVID test for referral.
The program will continue to care for patients who will access Network services virtually and – while the number of new patients with long-COVID symptoms is decreasing – these services and resources will continue into the future.