Welcome to the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice Patient Resources Library. Here you’ll find links to helpful community resources & downloadable tools on a number of patient health care topics.
Resources for Patients without a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Looking for a Family Practitioner? Please refrain from contacting clinics directly! We now have the Health Connect Registry, a region-wide patient waitlist in Kootenay Boundary for people who are looking for a physician or nurse practitioner. For more information and to register visit kbhrc.ca >>
If you are requiring medical care the following options continue to be available:
- Walk-in clinics in Nelson:
- Ancron Medical Clinic, 108 - 402 Baker St, 250-352-9144
- Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic at Chahko-Mika Mall, 1140 Lakeside Drive, 250-352-4666
- Urgent Primary Care Center, 709 - 10th Street, Castlegar, 250-365-7711
- The Nurses Hot-line at 811
- The FNHA Doctor of the Day for Aboriginal Patients at 1-855-344-3800
- The nearest Emergency Department if emergent care is required
KB FETCH - Online Health & Community Services Directory
Kootenay Boundary 'Fetch' Website : For Everything That's Community Health
The Fetch Website is an online hub for resources available to Kootenay Boundary residents. Health Services, Mental Health / Counselling, Substance Use / Addictions, Condition Specific Support, Low Income / Support, Children, Youth & Families, Education & Employment, and more...
Special thanks to the Trail Fair Society Team who manage the KB Fetch website.
1 in 5 Canadians lives with chronic pain. If you or someone you love is living with pain, you’re not alone. There are resources and supports to help.
Our 'Living Well With Chronic Pain' page highlights resources recommended by patients living with pain & health care providers, as well as a link to a region-wide listing of health care providers with expertise and knowledge in working with pain. Learn more >
Have you, or someone you love, recently been given a life-limiting diagnosis? These Patient Resource and Service guides have been developed by Dr. Lilli Kerby, Dr. Lisa Sawyer, and Dr. Trevor Janz, Palliative Care Physician Leads, with the support of KB Division of Family Practice.
Click the links below to download the patient & caregiver guides:
While many women experience mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Approximately 10% of partners also experience depression or anxiety postpartum. If you or someone you love is coping with postpartum depression or anxiety, this is an excellent list of online and local resources>
The Motherwise Program offers mental health support groups for moms experiencing post-partum challenges. Join us and connect with other moms in a welcoming virtual space. More details below, by community:
DEMENTIA Roadmap for Families
What can you expect when your loved one has dementia? A Roadmap for Families is a new tool developed by Dr. Trevor Janz with the support of KB Division of Family Practice.
Dementia Roadmap for Families Booklet (Chinese language version) >
Contact us if you'd like the 'PRINT READY' version for professional printers - email@example.com.
CHILD & YOUTH Mental Health & Substance Use
Pathways to Care: A brochure to help families find support for children with mental health and/or substance use needs:
You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with mild anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, or suicidal thoughts, KB Searchlight can help link you to the right services in your community.
These programs, offered by Interior Health, provide education to increase diabetes awareness and prevention, and help individuals with diabetes manage their condition effectively including insulin adjustment. The programs serve individuals with all types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes, and provide support to caregivers and family. Click here to find a Diabetes Centre near you.
HOME & COMMUNITY CARE
Interior Health's Home and Community Care offers a variety of at-home and community services to people with acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs. Click here to find out more...
Do you ever have difficulty make ends meet at the end of the month?
This Poverty Intervention Tool is a resource for both practitioners and patients. It includes a great list of helpful community resources.
- Patient Resources and Services for Supportive and Palliative Care in Nelson >
- Patient Resources and Services for Supportive and Palliative Care in Trail >
- Motherwise Grand Forks - Contact Boundary Family Services at (250) 442-2267 for more information including dates and times.
- Motherwise Castlegar, Trail & Nelson - Programs are currently on hold. For more information on current programs for parents & babies in your community contact Castlegar Kootenay Family Place 250) 365-5616, Trail FAIR (250) 364 -2326, Nelson Kootenay Kids (250) 352-6678.