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Responding to COVID-19 - Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Community Health Message posted: 03-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to Kootenay Boundary residents and communities.
We are posting lists of resources and updates for communities as well as adding specific changes to individual program pages
Put "COVID-19" in the search bar below to find this information.
Before trying to access a service, we suggest that you phone or email before going to the location.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should add.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

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Basic Needs / Support - Health/Medical/Safety

BC Healthy Kids Program

Helps low-income families with costs associated with basic dental care and prescription glasses for their children.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

BC Smoking Cessation Program

Helps people stop using tobacco by assisting them with the cost of quit-smoking aids. Talk to a pharmacist or doctor to decide if quit-smoking medications are suitable. more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Ministry of Health
British Columbia
Web Links Website Website

Child Car Seat Safety Program - Trail

Free, factual, user-friendly information for parents, caregivers, and professionals on the proper selection and use of infant and child car seats by volunteer certified educators.more info

Address / Contact Info
Trail, BC
Anne Johnson: (250) 364-0195
Web Links Website Email

Dental Care Funding Assistance - Boundary

Dental Health Community Program staff will try to help both low income children and adults to obtain necessary urgent dental care both in terms of accessing limited funds and with information about participating dentists.more info

Address / Contact Info
Interior Health Authority, Boundary Community Health Centre
7441 2nd Street
, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0
Phone: (250) 443-3150
Web Links Website

Dental Care Funding Assistance - Nelson Area

Dental Health Community Program staff will try to help both low income children and adults to obtain necessary urgent dental care both in terms of accessing limited funds and with information about participating dentists.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nelson Health Centre
333 Victoria Street
, Nelson, BC, V1L 4K3
Dental Health: (250) 505-7226
Nelson Health Centre: (250) 505-7200
Fax: (250) 505-7211
Web Links Website

Dental Care Funding Assistance - Trail Area

Dental Health Community Program staff will try to help both low income children and adults to obtain necessary urgent dental care both in terms of accessing limited funds and with information about participating dentistsmore info

Address / Contact Info
Trail Public Health Unit, Kiro Wellness Centre
2 - 1500 Columbia Avenue
, Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
Dental Health: (250) 364-6211
Kiro Wellness Centre: (250) 364-6219
Fax: (250) 364-6218
Web Links Website

Employment Insurance - Compassionate Care Benefits

Available to EI eligible workers who must be absent from work to provide care or support to a family member who has a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death within 26 weeks.more info

Address / Contact Info
Service Canada
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
Web Links Website

Employment Insurance - Maternity and Parental Benefits

Provides Benefits to eligible individuals who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
Web Links Website

Employment Insurance - Parents of Critically Ill Children

Eligible parents who take leave from work to provide care or support to their critically ill or injured child can receive Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children (PCIC).more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
Web Links Website

Employment Insurance - Sickness Benefits

Provides Benefits to EI eligible individuals who are unable to work because of sickness, injury, or quarantine.more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
Web Links Website