Group Medical Visits

Group Medical Visits (GMVs) are a strategy to deliver efficient, quality health care to groups of patients with similar health needs. By organizing care differently to optimize the time spent by providers and patients, evidence suggests GMVs lead to high patient and provider satisfaction and increase access to care. Implementing GMVs are an exciting opportunity to provide care differently, support the development of self-management skills and offer an innovative option for caring for patients with ongoing health conditions.

Tools, resources and educational videos aimed at supporting you and your team to plan and deliver Group Medical Visits, in-person or virtually, are available below. Additional learning opportunities and supports are coming soon. Contact a Primary Health Care leader in your area if you are interested in more information.

The following videos showcase Nova Scotia primary health care teams that are utilizing Group Medical Visits to connect patients with better care:

Nova Scotia Health Primary Health Care teams were awarded a 3M Health Care Quality Team Award in 2018 for their use of Group Medical Visits to support access to care. Learn more in this video:

Tools and Resources:

Tools to help you plan and implement GMVs:

Additional supporting documents:

GMV Video Links:

The following video series has been developed by Alberta’s Accelerating Change Transformation Team (formerly Toward Optimized Practice) to support healthcare teams learn about and implement Group Medical Visits:

This video produced by Impact BC describes three models of GMVs: