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

Community Health Message posted: 29-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to residents of Kootenay Boundary (KB) communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are posting lists of resources and updates to services as well as adding specific changes to individual services pages.
If you want information specific to a particular area within the KB, go to the right-hand-side of the Home page, click on the applicable Community and then put "COVID-19" in the search bar.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should include.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

PLEASE TAKE PART: COVID-19 SURVEY OPEN UNTIL MAY 31: BC COVID-19 SPEAK:Your story, our future is a population health survey from the BC CDC to elicit citizen experience, knowledge and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Condition Specific Info / Support - N. Kootenay Lake (Kaslo Area)

HIV/Hep C Information (CATIE)

A comprehensive source for the latest in HIV/Hep C information. The site provides resources on prevention, treatment, healthy living and strengthening programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
505 - 555 Richmond Street West
, Toronto, ON, M5V 3N4
Toll-free: 1-800-263-1638
Phone: (416) 203-7122
Fax: (416) 203-8284
Web Links Website Email

Acquired Brain Injury Services

Acquired Brain Injury Services include Coordination and Case management, Neuropsychological assessment, Speech Language, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services.














more info

Address / Contact Info
Interior Health Authority, Castlegar and District Community Health Centre
2nd Floor, 709 - 10th Street
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 2H7
Erin: (250) 304-1262
Fax: (250) 365-4303
Web Links Website

AIDS Network Outreach & Support Society (ANKORS)

Provides a variety of confidential services throughout the West Kootenay Boundary region for those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV / AIDS and/or Hepatitis Cmore info

Address / Contact Info
101 Baker Street
, Nelson, BC, V1L 4H1
Toll-free: 1-800-421-2437
Phone: (250) 505-5506
Fax: (250) 505-5507
Web Links Website Email

ALS Society of BC

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease often known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Society supports the caregiver, family and client through education, webinars, information and numerous services. more info

Address / Contact Info
1233 - 13351 Commerce Parkway
, Richmond, BC, V6V 2X7
ALS: 1-800-708-3228
Fax: (604) 278-4257
Web Links Website Email

Alzheimer Society of BC - West Kootenay Resource Centre

Information, resource library, referrals to other agencies, public education workshops and support for caregivers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nelson, BC
WK Resource Centre: (778) 774-2133
Toll-free: 1-855-301-6742
First Link Dementia Helpline: 1-800-936-6033
Fax: (778) 774-2134
Web Links Website Email

Arthritis Answers Line

Provides general information about arthritis, emotional support, assistance to locate community resources and guidance to access the health care system.
more info

Address / Contact Info
Arthritis Society Interior Regional Office
The Stewart Centre, 260A- 1855 Kirschner Road
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4N7
Interior Regional Office : (250) 868-8643
Answers Line: 1-800-321-1433
Fax: (250) 868-0779
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Audiology Regional Program

Prevention, early identification, auditory assessment and hearing evaluation for the prevention and detection of hearing problems from birth to 18 years.more info

Address / Contact Info
Kiro Wellnes Centre, Audiology Regional Program
2 - 1500 Columbia Avenue
, Trail, BC, V1R 1J9
Audiology Receptionist: (250) 364-6216
Public Health Services: 1-888-364-0517
Fax: (250) 364-6218
Web Links Website

Autism Community Training (ACT)

Provides information and training services on autism for parents and professionals in BC.more info

Address / Contact Info
Autism Community Training (ACT) Society
204 – 2735 E Hastings Street
, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z8
Toll-free: 1-866-939-5188
Phone: (604) 205-5467
Fax: (604) 205-5345
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BC Bereavement HelpLine

Helps grieving individuals find support in their community and to assist caregivers in sharing information and resources.more info

Address / Contact Info
984 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K7
Helpline: 1-877-779-2223
Phone: (604) 738-9950
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BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior

Manages outpatient cancer control programs including prevention, screening & early detection, diagnosis and treatment services, support & community programs, research and education. more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Cancer Agency , Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior
399 Royal Avenue
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3
Southern Interior Office: 1-800-403-8222
Phone: (250) 712-3900
Web Links Website