The Northern RACE telephone service has been closed down effective June 1, 2022. Physicians and medical staff can place requests to Northern Specialists via the RACEApp+. Please visit the RACE Connect website to learn about the new service. To connect with your local specialist first, set your “Site of Practice” to Northern.
Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) is available for general practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives, specialists and medical residents to connect via telephone for urgent specialist advice within two hours. It is an innovative model of shared care where primary care providers can choose from a selection of specialty services for real-time telephone advice.
In the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) model, the telephone call is routed directly to the specialists cell phone or pager for “just in time” advice. For a full list of available specialties, please visit the RACE Connect website. Consider using RACE if you need advice on: Diagnostics, general management, therapeutics or other clinical questions.
RACEapp+ (mobile and desktop)
This free app allows you to easily request the specialty of your choice in one easy step. With the new upgrade, you can now enter patient demographics while requesting advice, allowing the phone conversation to be focused solely on the patient.
RACE is available Monday to Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, excluding statutory holidays. RACE is accessible through the RACEApp+ by either:
For information about RACE, a list of available specialties, billing information, how to implement RACE in your practice, when to use, the RACEApp+ and desktop app, and more, visit the RACE website or contact RACE@providencehealth.bc.ca.