Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice


KB Patient Resources
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. 


Gender Affirming Care: A ROAD MAP >  is a resource booklet for Kootenay Boundary transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary, gender diverse people & allies to help in navigating health care, services & support. It includes information, tools & resources on navigating health care, gender expression & social transitioning, community & peer supports & more. This resource has been created through the Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care project, an initiative that brings together local physicians, transgender advocates, allied organizations & patient partners to help strengthen gender-affirming care in our region.


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.

Patient Resources & Services for Supportive & Palliative Care, Nelson >

Patient Resources & Services for Supportive & Palliative Care, Trail >


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:

  • Motherwise Grand Forks - Contact Boundary Family Services at (250) 442-2267 for more information including dates and times. 
  • Motherwise Castlegar, Trail & Nelson - 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.

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
(English language version) >

Dementia Roadmap for Families Booklet
(Chinese language version) >


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:

KB Searchlight Website for Child/Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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. 

DIABETES Education 

Diabetes Education Programs

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 Services

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...


Poverty Intervention Tool

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.