Family Health Program (previously Trail Lead Program)

Works with families in Trail and Rivervale to prevent children’s exposure to lead and promote children's healthy development. 

An Interior Health Public Health RN offers education and information for parents, caregivers and expectant families on how to reduce lead exposure.  This includes how to keep the home and yard environment dust free and what's best for children's nutrition.   

Families with children under 12 months of age are offered a Healthy Family visit from the Public Health Nurse. Visits include education, advice, support and answers to questions about children's healthy development and how to prevent their exposure to lead.

The program tests the blood lead levels in children aged 6-36 months living in Trail and Rivervale.  Testing is available at parents’ request for children under 5 years anywhere in the Lower Columbia.  Families new to the area or completing recent home renovations are encouraged to participate.

Offers free HEPA vacuum cleaner loans. Also provides information on early learning programs and other local resources for families.

Program is free and voluntary.

The related Home and Garden Program offers Home Renovation Support and information about Yard & Garden Soils

Address / Contact Info

Trail Area Health & Environment Program Trail Public Health Unit, Kiro Wellness Centre
2 - 1500 Columbia Avenue Trail, BCV1R 1J9

Phone Numbers

Jeannine Stefani, Public Health Nurse : (250) 364-6223
Public Health Office : (250) 364-6219
Fax : (250) 364-6218

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Trail

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 19 Apr 2018.