Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

Resources for Kootenay Boundary Patients

PALLIATIVE CARE | Resources and Services

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:


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 Castlegar

Contact Kootenay Family Place at (250) 365-5616 for more information including dates and times. Parents and families can self-refer to join, and are notified of spaces available in upcoming groups. We also accept referrals from a doctor, nurse, or mental health professional.

Motherwise Trail

Contact Nicole Miller (nicole.miller@interiorhealth.ca, 250.364.6254) or Kristine Forbes, Family Support worker at FAIR (250.364.2326). Participants can self-refer.

Motherwise Nelson

Contact Kootenay Kids at (250) 352-6678 to ask for more information including dates and times. Participants can self-refer.

Motherwise Grand Forks

Contact Boundary Family Services at (250) 442-2267 for more information including dates and times. Participants can self-refer.

DEMENTIA | Resource

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. 

Click here to download the landscape (legal size) ELECTRONIC version of this support for families.

Contact if you'd like the '​PRINT READY' version for professional printers - kbdivision@divisonsbc.ca.

Child and Youth Mental Health Substance | Resources

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. 

Kootenay Boundary 'Fetch' Website : For Everything That's Community Health

The Fetch Website includes a huge number of 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.

CHRONIC PAIN | Resources

The Kootenay Boundary Chronic Pain Database 

Chronic Pain directory of services in the LOWER COLUMBIA region (Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Castlegar) - printable version for clinics.

Chronic Pain directory of services for NELSON and area - printable version for clinics.

PainBC's Live Plan Be website
Learn about the science behind chronic pain. Keep track of your symptoms and their impacts. Develop a plan for better pain management and quality of life. Connect with a like-minded community of others who live with pain. 

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 the link above 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.

Poverty Intervention Tool

Do you ever have difficulty make ends meet at the end of the month? 
This tool provides a great list of resources to support those who are experiencing financial challenges.