North Okanagan Shuswap

Community Resources
Health

Medical Organizations and Services

Advance Care Planning:

My Voice Expressing your wishes and instructions

for future health care treatment. By

planning ahead, you will have a voice

in your future decisions. Every capable

adult should make an advance care

plan. Download the provincial Advance

Care Planning Guide and workbook...

www.seniorsbc.ca/legal/healthdecisions

ALS Society of British Columbia

To meet physical & emotional needs of

ALS patients & their caregivers

www.alsbc.ca

1.800.708.3228 Richmond

 

Alcohol & Drug Information &

Referral Service

Certified information and referral

specialists respond to enquiries on all

aspects of alcohol and drug use and

misuse. 24/7 multilingual service

1.800.663.1441

• Vernon Addiction Services

250.549.5737 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30 pm

• Salmon Arm Addiction Services

250.833.4103 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30 pm

 

Allergy / Asthma Information Assn.

Improve quality of life for those affected

by allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis

www.aaia.ca

4730 Redridge Road, Kelowna

250.764.7507 1.877.500.2242

 

Alzheimer Society of BC

Exists to alleviate the personal and social

consequences of Alzheimer’s disease

and related dementias

www.alzheimerbc.org

Alzheimer Resource Centre - Vernon

Serving Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby,

Oyama, Sal. Arm, Sicamous, Sorrento

250.860.0305 By Appointment Only

1.800.634.3399

1.800.936.6033 Dementia Helpline

 

Arthritis Society

Committed to excellence and leadership

in research, care, education and

advocacy for persons with arthritis

www.arthritis.ca

1.800.321.1433 Answers Line

Interior Regional Office

150A-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

250.868.8643

 

BC Brain Injury Association

Provide a voice to promote a better

quality of life for those with acquired

brain injury: educate, prevent, support

www.brainstreams.ca

604.984.1212 North Vancouver

 

BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia

Hawkins Centre for Southern Interior

Centre of cancer research, education,

prevention, diagnosis and treatment

399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna V1Y 5L3

www.bccancer.bc.ca

250.712.3900 1.888.563.7773

• Screening Mammography Program

Information on the province’s breast

screening program for women 40 to 79

www.smpbc.ca

• 102-300 Columbia St., Kamloops

250.828.4916

• 250.549.5451 Vernon Jubilee Hospital

1.800.663.9203 Book your screening

 

BC Epilepsy Society

Provides information and referral,

support services to people with epilepsy

www.bcepilepsy.com

604.875.6704 Vancouver

www.epilepsy.ca

1.877.734.0873 Toronto

• Center for Epilepsy & Seizure

Education in British Columbia

Providing support, education,

information for those with epilepsy

www.epilepsy.cc

32868 Ventura Avenue, Abbotsford

1.866.EPILEPSY

 

BC Lung Association

Provides comprehensive information on

lung diseases. Better Breathers’ Club

meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month

at The People Place, 1-3 pm

3402 27 Avenue, Vernon

www.bc.lung.ca

1.800.665.5864 for more information

 

BC Lupus Society

Provides education, support to people

affected by lupus; create awareness,

support advances: treatment & research

www.bclupus.org

1.866.585.8787 for more information

250.764.1234 Kelowna Support Group

 

BC Senior’s Guide

Compilation of information & resources

to help us all plan for and live healthy

lifestyles as we age. Sections on

benefits, health, housing, transportation,

finances, safety & security. You can

download/print, read it online, or order a

hard copy. To order a free copy, contact

the Seniors Health Care Support Line,

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

www.gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide

1.877.952.3181

 

CNIB

Seeing beyond vision loss

National community-based registered

charity committed to vision health

www.cnib.ca

101-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna

250.763.1191

1.800.563.2642 Helpline

 

Canadian Cancer Society

Information, resources, support for

cancer patients & their families

www.cancer.ca

• 4-111 Lakeshore Dr. NE,Salmon Arm

250.833.4334

• 104-3402 27 Avenue, Vernon

250.542.0770

• Interior Region Office, Kelowna

1.800.403.8222 Capri Mall

1.888.939.3333 Information Services

 

Canadian Cancer Society Southern

Interior Rotary Lodge

2251 Abbott Street, Kelowna

A home away from home facility

for cancer patients while accessing

treatment at the Kelowna Cancer

Centre. Freemason Volunteer Drivers

provide transportation from Kelowna

airport or bus depot - 24 hour notice

required. Monday to Friday. Pick ups in

Enderby, Armstrong, Vernon and Lake

Country - call for details

Freemason Volunteer Driver Program

1.800.299.0188

 

Canadian Diabetes Association

Promotes the health of Canadians

through research, education, services

and advocacy

www.diabetes.ca

1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna

250.762.9447

1.800.226.8464 Information Line

See our Webinar ad on page 97

See article on page 23

 

Canadian Institute for Health

Information (CIHI)

Not-for-profit organization providing

essential data & analysis on Canada’s

health system & the health of Canadians

Sign up for Land - monthly e-newsletter

www.cihi.ca

250.220.4100 Victoria office

 

Canadian Liver Foundation

Dedicated to liver health and eliminating

the over 100 forms of liver disease

www.liver.ca

1.800.856.7266 Vancouver

1.800.563.5483 Here to Help

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

We believe in the idea that people can

recover from mental illness when they

play an active and empowered role

www.cmha.bc.ca

1.800.555.8222 BC Division

1.800.661.2121 24 hour information line

• 857 Seymour Street, Kamloops

www.kamloops.cmha.bc.ca

250.374.0440

• 433 Hudson Avenue, Salmon Arm

www.shuswap-revelstoke.cmha.bc.ca

250.832.8477

• 3100 28 Avenue, Vernon

250.542.3114

www.vernon.cmha.bc.ca

 

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Information & referral, lending library,

newsletter, resource manuals, public

education, speakers bureau, bursaries

www.bccerebralpalsy.com

1.800.663.0004 Vancouver

 

Community Dental Access Centre

Full service dental clinic for low income

North Okanagan residents. Open

Tuesday & Wed. 9am-1pm, 2-5pm

www.communitydentalaccess.ca

3107C 31 Ave., Vernon 778.475.7779

Denturist Association of BC

Everything you ever wanted to know

about dentures, and where you can find

a local denturist www.denturist.bc.ca

604.886.1705

 

Dietitian Services

Specializes in nutrition information,

counselling and advice based on most

current scientific sources by registered

dietitians, 9 am-5 pm Mon-Fri. - leave

message after hours.Translation services

www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthyeating

Dial 8-1-1 Dial 7-1-1 TTY

 

HealthLink BC

See web site for medically-approved

info on more than 5,000 health topics,

symptoms, medications, and tips for

maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Call

to speak to a nurse 24/7. Weekdays

speak to a dietitian about nutrition,

healthy eating. Pharmacists available at

night to answer medication questions.

Translation services available

www.healthlinkbc.ca

Dial 8-1-1 Dial 7-1-1 TTY

 

Heart & Stroke Foundation BC/Yukon

Promotes the health of Canadians

through research, education, services

and advocacy

www.heartandstroke.bc.ca

• 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops

250.372.3938

• 4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna

1.866.432.7833

See our ad on page 89

 

Kidney Foundation of Canada

Volunteer organization committed to

reducing the burden of kidney disease

www.kidney.ca www.kidney.ca/bc

1.800.567.8112 Burnaby

• Kidney Community Kitchen

Information and tools to help you

manage your renal diet

www.kidneycommunitykitchen.ca

 

Lake Country Health Planning Society

Mandate to improve conditions of

Community Life for citizens of Lake

Country, advocate for improvements to

health and social services

www.lakecountryhealth.ca

778.215.5247

 

Medic Alert Foundation

Emergency medical info services. One

of three Canadians have a condition

paramedics need to know about

www.medicalert.ca 1.800.668.1507

 

Medical Services Plan

Together with PharmaCare, provide

medical & drug coverage to all eligible

British Columbians; online services...

www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp/

1.800.663.7100 Automated 24/7 service

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Information, support counseling, referral

and advocacy services to persons with

MS and their families. Call for info for

Kamloops and Kelowna chapters

1.800.268.7582 BC Division Office

www.mssociety.ca

• Vernon Multiple Sclerosis Society

See web site for support meeting info.

http://vernonms.ca 250.542.2441

 

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Volunteers and staff raise funds and

work hard to support the independence

and full participation of Canadians with

neuromuscular disorders. See web site

for area chapter news/events/contact

www.muscle.ca

1.800.366.8166 Vancouver

 

Osteoporosis Canada

Works to educate, empower, support

individuals & communities in the

prevention & treatment of osteoporosis.

For support group near you, or to create

a group in your community, contact

• Kelowna Chapter

250.861.6880 Trish Gunning

www.osteoporosis.ca

 

Pacific Blue Cross

Health, dental, disability, travel insurance

www.pac.bluecross.ca

1.800.873.2583 Vancouver

Dental Services

Denturists Doug Braun, Erika Braun

Complete dentures, partials, dentures

over implants, repairs, relines

114-3400 Coldstream Ave., Vernon

250.549.4745

510 George Street, Enderby

250.838.7547

See our ad on page 49

 

Vernon Denture Clinic

Bringing unique smiles to life

www.vernondentureclinic.com

2910 31 Avenue, Vernon

250.542.9117 1.877.539.1972

See our ad on page 53

 

Pleasant Valley Dental

Frustrated with loose dentures?

www.pleasantvalleydental.ca

2301 32 Ave., Vernon 250.558.4222

See our ad on page 54


Dementia Care

Society for the Arts in Dementia Care

Mission is to help Caregivers, Family

& Friends by sharing current activities,

news, events, product information that

may help to support anyone dealing with

dementia, and their caregivers

www.cecd-society.org

See our ad and article on page 28

 

Hearing Clinics

Canadian Hearing Care

Hearing the Needs of Tomorrow...Today

www.canadianhearingcare.com

• 301-251 Trans Canada Highway NW

Salmon Arm

250.832.3530

• 7-1257 TC Highway, Sorrento

250.675.2202

• 4-3100 35 Street, Vernon

250.542.3564

See our ad on page 5

 

Connect Hearing

Your hearing professionals

www.connecthearing.ca

• 3415 32 Avenue, Vernon

250.542.3353

• 550-4400 32 Street, Vernon

250.542.0133

See our ad on this page

 

Rockwell Audiology

Get to know your Audiologist

www.rockwellaudiology.ca

204-3334 30 Avenue, Vernon

250.545.2226

See our ad on page 59

 

Home Care Services 

Nurse Next Door

Home Care Services - Kamloops

Serving TCH corridor & North Shuswap

www.nursenextdoor.com

250.517.0458 1.888.988.5880

See our ad on page 53

 

We Care Home Health Services

Helping you. Live your life.

www.wecare.ca

3907 27 Street, Vernon 250.542.9717

250.832.0393 Salmon Arm

250.851.2911 Kamloops

See our ad on page 56

 


Medical & Mobility Equipment

Canadian Red Cross

Health Equipment Loan Program: short

term mobility equipment & bath aids to

assist at home recovery from surgery

illness & injury. By donation. Health care

Professional referral required

www.redcross.ca/help

See our ad on page 61

 

Okanagan Service Area Office

124 Adams Road, Kelowna V1X 7R2

1.800.661.3308

HELP Centres:

• 710 Granville Avenue, Enderby

250.838.0949

• Winfield Memorial Hall

10130 Bottom Lk. Rd., Lake Country

250.766.2227

• 150-2960 Okanagan Avenue SE

Salmon Arm 250.832.6553

• 2809 44 Avenue, Vernon

250.545.3111

 

Medical Supplies

Southward Medical Supplies

Ostomy & full service medical supplies

8-2601 Highway 6, Vernon

250.542.3334

See our ad on page 56

 

Medical Alarm Systems

Interior Health Lifeline Program

Personal emergency response system,

links elderly or medically at risk to 24 hour

emergency help at the touch of a button.

Service area: Armstrong, Cherryville,

Enderby, Falkland, Winfield, Lumby,

Sicamous, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Vernon

www.lifeline.ca

4000 25 Avenue, Vernon

250.558.1334 1.800.994.8414

See our ad on page 49


Pharmacies

Askew’s Pharmacy & Wellness Centre

www.askewsfoods.com

2701 11 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm

250.832.7655 Pharmacy

250.832.7622 ext 316 Wellness Centre

See our ad on page 63

Hogarth’s Clinic Pharmacy

The Biggest Little Drug Store in Town

3310 32 Avenue, Vernon

250.545.3660

See our ad on page 3

Pharmasave

Your health is our priority!

www.pharmasave.com

• 270 Hudson Ave. NE, Salmon Arm

250.832.2111

• 307 W. Victoria Road, Revelstoke

250.837.2028

• Kamloops Health Centre

103-275 Lansdowne St., Kamloops

250.374.2216

• 3101 30 Avenue, Vernon

250.542.4181

See our ad on page 7

 

Shoppers Drug Mart

Seniors Day-last Thur. plus bonus days

www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca

• Piccadilly Mall, Salmon Arm

250.832.2181

• 4376 27 Street, Vernon

250.549.3326

• 3417 31 Avenue, Vernon

250.542.3371

See our ad on Inside Back Cover


X-Ray Clinics
Downtown X-Ray Clinic
Lower level Lansdowne Village Mall
107-450 Lansdowne Street
Kamloops
250.377.0773
See our ad on page 35

 

Health Facilities

Interior Health Authority

www.interiorhealth.ca

 

Patient Care Quality Office

Interior Health Authority

220-1815 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

patient.concerns@interiorhealth.ca

1.877.442.2001

 

Pleasant Valley Health Centre

3800 Patten Drive, Armstrong

250.546.4700

250.546.4727 Health Unit

250.546.4752 Community Care Services

 

Enderby Community Health Centre

707 3 Avenue, Enderby

250.838.2450

 

Lumby Health Unit

2135 Norris Avenue, Lumby

250.547.9741

250.547.2164 Public Health Nurse

 

Community Care Services

• 2-2770 10 Avenue NE

Salmon Arm

250.832.6643

 

Shuswap Home Support Services

250.832.6643 General Inquiries

250.803.4525 Harmony Haven Adult

Day Program, respite for CareGivers

• 4505 25 Street, Vernon

250.541.2200

 

Vernon Health Unit

1440 14 Avenue

250.549.5700

250.549.5737 Mental Health/Addictions

250.549.5721 Public Health Nursing

 

Hospitals

• Shuswap Lake General Hospital

601 10 Street NE, Salmon Arm

250.833.3600

 

• Vernon Jubilee Hospital

2101 32 Street, Vernon

250.545.2211

 

Health Guides
BC First Nations Health Handbook
An online companion document to the 
BC Health Guide, provides information 
on unique health services available 
to First Nations and how to access. 
Handbook is downloadable
www.healthlinkbc.ca/servicesresources/
bchealthguidehandbook/
Dial 8-1-1 Dial 7-1-1 TTY


BC HealthGuide Handbook
Comprehensive information on how to 
recognize and manage common health 
concerns. HealthLink BC resources 
are available free of charge on the web, 
by phone, or email, in English, French, 
Chinese & Punjabi. Handbook available 
from your pharmacy or Service BC
www.healthlinkbc.ca/servicesresources/
resourceorderform/
Dial 8-1-1 Dial 7-1-1 TTY

 

Walk In Clinics

Enderby

Enderby Medical Clinic

9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

1-802 George Street

250.838.9494

 

Salmon Arm

• Mount Ida Medical Centre

9am-7pm Monday to Friday

200 Trans-Canada Highway SW

250.833.1990

• Providence Medical Clinic

9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm Sat.

2991 10 Ave. SW (Walmart)

250.832.3377

• Salmon Arm Medical Clinic

9am-4pm, 5-8pm M-F,9am-2pm Sat

581 Hudson Avenue NE

250.832.6094

 

Vernon

• Gartree Medical Clinic

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-1:30pm

510-4400 32 St. Vernon Square Mall

250.545.9112

• North Okanagan Medical Clinic

9am-9pm every day, Monday-Sunday

5001 Anderson Way Superstore 2 Flr.

250.545.8338

• Vernon Family Doctors Medical

Clinic

9am-9pm Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm Sat-Sun

116-3101 Hwy. 6 Fruit Union Plaza

250.545.8332

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