Manitoba expands family doctor telephone service

Manitoba expands family doctor telephone service

WINNIPEG — Family Doctor Connection phone line program, which connects Winnipeggers with family physicians accepting new patients, has been expanded to include all residents of the province, Health Minister Dave Chomiak announced.

The Family Doctor Connection phone line launched in 2001 has processed more than 62,000 calls. The program is part of an effort to reduce waiting lists for health services. A survey of rural physicians, indicated that 170 physicians indicated they were willing to participate in an expanded program. The provincewide phone line is operational at 1-866-690-8260.

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