Welcome to the Bow Valley Primary Care Network

Bow Valley Physician Shortage

Bulletin March 22, 2022: Recently we have seen a crunch on our physicians in the Bow Valley. With some doctors leaving the community we are now in the unique position of having no physicians accepting new patients. This creates a challenge for all of us as we try to keep our community and ourselves in optimal health.

For those who do not have a family doctor, walk-in appointments can be booked with a physician at Banff Alpine Medical Clinic (please call ahead 403-762-3155), please note that this clinic is not accepting new patients, but is offering appointments for single-issue visits (e.g. urinary tract infections, injuries, STI’s).

Mental Health Supports in the Bow Valley

The Bow Valley PCN supports a variety of Mental Health supports and resources. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Our Clinicians offer free Community Classes to help maintain your Mental Health and Wellness and there are many FREE mental health resources available to Bow Valley residents.

Good Food Box

The Bow Valley Good Food Box (GFB) is a monthly assortment of fresh produce that focuses on packing in as much nutritious food as it can, while sourcing local, seasonal, and organic when possible. The content of the Box varies each month based on seasonal availability and pricing. Please note there are no choices/replacement items.

The regular price of the Bow Valley Good Food Box is $30, taxes included. This is open to anyone in the Bow Valley. A partially subsidized option of $25 is offered to people with a lower-income* or who have been affected by COVID-19. These subsidies are provided by a grant from the Rotary Club of Canmore and the Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign.

Order your Good Food Box this month

COVID-19 in the Bow Valley

Your source for local information on COVID-19 in the Bow Valley, including vaccination information, testing sites and preventative measures.

The most current and accurate general information for Albertans can be found at ahs.ca/covid19

Community Classes

Our clinicians offer free online Community Classes are offered year-round, topics include nutrition, wellness, fitness, behavioural change, pre and post-natal and mental health.

Browse our upcoming classes.

Acknowledgment of Land

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is grateful to reside in the Bow Valley corridor, the Traditional Territory of the Îyârhe Nakoda peoples.  The Îyârhe Nakoda are part of Treaty 7; an agreement signed in 1877 between the Canadian government, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina of the Dene people, and the Îyârhe Nakoda.

We wish to honour the past, present, and future generations of all the Indigenous Peoples who have lived, cared for, and gathered on this land for generations. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we currently reside on.

Please join the Bow Valley Primary Care Network in our commitment to continuing to learn, grow, connect and engage respectfully on these lands.