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Basic Needs / Support - Health/Medical/Safety - N. Kootenay Lake (Kaslo Area)

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
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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
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Dental Care Funding Assistance - Nelson Area

Dental Health Community Program staff will try to help low income children 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
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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
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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
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Fair PharmaCare

Provides B.C. families with coverage for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies, based on their net income. more info

Address / Contact Info
Health Insurance BC, Fair PharmaCare
PO Boc 9655, Stn Prov Govt
, Victoria, BC, V8T 4M3
Toll-free: 1-800-663-7100
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First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Health Benefits Program

Provides coverage to eligible First Nations persons for health goods and services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Mailing Address
540-757 West Hastings Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1A1
Health Benefits Office: 1-855-550-5454
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-299-9222
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Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) - Kaslo

A volunteer driven community program that provides essential health equipment to individuals on a by donation basis. A referral from a health care provider is required before health equipment is provided.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
409 Cross Street
, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
Loan Program: (250) 353-2844
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Medical Services Plan Regular Premium Assistance

For individuals and families with a low or modest income, offering premium subsidies based on net income for the previous tax year and taking age, family size and disability into consideration. more info

Address / Contact Info
Health Insurance BC, Medical Insurance Plan
Box 9035 Stn Prov Govt
, Victoria, BC, V8W 9E3
Toll-free: 1-800-663-7100
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Medical Transportation Assistance Program - First Nations Health Authority

Travel assistance, including transportation, meals and lodging and escort assistance available to access health services not available in home community and not covered by provincial travel assistance programs.more info

Address / Contact Info
First Nations Health Authority
501-100 Park Royal South
, Coast Salish Territory
, West Vancouver, BC, V7T 1A2
General Inquiries: 1-866-913-0033
Health Benefits: 1-855-550-5454
Fax: (604) 913-2081
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