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Northern RACE

Northern Race

Toll-free: 1-855-605-7223 (RACE)

Northern RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) is an advice line to support primary care providers in Northern BC. Northern specialist physicians will provide telephone support for non-emergent, patient-related questions. For more generic information, please visit the RACE connect website.

RACE provides: RACE does not provide:
  • An opportunity to speak directly with specialists
    for non-emergent clinical questions
  • Timely guidance and advice
  • Assistance with plan of care
  • Learning opportunites
  • Enhanced ability to manage the patient in your office
  • Calls are usually returned within two (2) hours
  • Emergent consultations
  • Appointment booking
  • Arranging transfer
  • Arranging a hospital bed

Northern RACE has been simplified to connect you with specialists in the following categories (the number corresponds with the option on the phone line):

0. RACE support team
1. Cardiology
2. Nephrology
3. Infectious diseases
4. Oncology
5. Gastroenterology
6. Psychiatry
7. Rheumatology
8. Pediatrics
9. Orthopaedics
10. Radiology 
11. Child Psychiatry

More Information


  • CME credits are no longer available when using the Northern RACE line. Please visit our CME event calendar to find accredited events near you. Go to the "Linking Learning to Practice" page on the College of Family Physicians of Canada website to learn more about this Mainpro exercise that you can apply for.


General practitioner: 

  • For longer, non-acute consults - G14077
  • For short, acute consults - G14018


  • G10001

General practitioner with specialty training: 

  • G14021

July 2017 SSC fees special bulletin

For more information, please see the SSC fees main page.



Share your experience with Northern RACE and help continue to shape our services

Our focus is to get feedback from Primary Care Providers and Specialists to learn directly from the users, what works well and what improvements are needed for the Northern RACE line in order to add valuable support to Care Providers in the North.

Please provide your feedback by completing the below survey: