Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
10 Year Anniversary
Clinic Highlight: New Canadian Clinic
The New Canadian Clinic at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) is one of two such clinics in Fraser Health. Families and individuals who receive care in this clinic are refugees, or asylum seekers, often with complex medical care needs.
The clinical team includes Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, and Physicians. They provide access to services such as dental care, eye care, and various specialist appointments.
There are up to 950 clients under care at any given time. Ninety-seven per cent of these clients are families with multiple children. The care needs are equally complex for both adults and children. Many are underweight, have infectious diseases, experience mental health challenges, chronic diseases, and struggle with ongoing medical and psychological impacts due to the extreme trauma they have experienced in their home countries.
The New Canadian Clinic is one of 56 specialty clinics at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.