The Need for Primary Care

Continuity of care —  Access to primary care ensures that Veterans and First Responders 
receive consistent and ongoing medical attention. This continuity is essential for 
managing chronic conditions and preventing potential health issues.

  Preventive care —  Primary care providers can help Veterans and First Responders 
stay healthy by conducting regular check-ups, screenings, and vaccinations. 
This prevents diseases and  complications before they occur. 

Management of physical & mental health conditions Primary care providers 
play a crucial role in managing both physical and mental health conditions commonly 
experienced by Veterans and First Responders, such as PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, 
and musculoskeletal problems.

  Coordination of care —  Primary care providers serve as the central point of contact for coordinating care between specialists and healthcare providers. This ensures that Veterans' and  First Responders' health needs are met holistically, comprehensively and in a timely manner.

 Health education and support  — Primary care providers educate about healthy
 lifestyle choices, provide counselling on mental health issues, and offer support for managing chronic conditions. This empowers Veterans and First Responders to take
 control of their health and well-being.