Health Care & Family Resources in BC’s Lower Columbia

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC

Physicians, dentists and pharmacies are available in BC’s Lower Columbia municipalities with the main concentration of specialists, physicians and health services located in the City of Trail. A wide variety of alternative or complementary health care is also available locally.

The Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is located in Trail and operates as the centre of health care for the region. KBRH serves 80,000 West Kootenay residents and has approximately 70 physicians (family practitioners and specialists). KBRH Services include a 24-hour emergency unit and a medivac heliport is available for emergency air transport.

Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre (FAIR) has offered free, confidential, professional services for community members since 1977. FAIR offers a wide range of programs, support services, resources and information including pregnancy outreach, children’s programs, regional mental health and addictions advocacy service, violence and abuse counseling, a transition house, second stage housing, and a regional 24/7 crisis line service.

FAIR maintains the region’s Community Service Directory, a searchable resource of community service organizations and programs.

The Early Childhood & Family Support Services offers assistance and guidance to anyone seeking information on child care and parenting issues. Services also include child care referral service, a toy lending library, caregiver registry, educational workshops and drop-in playgroups in a caring, supportive environment.

Health Care Links

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Interior Health Authority – The delivery agent for Health care throughout the interior of British Columbia.

Medical Services Plan – BC’s Provincial health care insurance provider.

Pacific Blue Cross – Offers emergency health insurance coverage to foreign visitors, workers, new immigrants and students.

Canadian Cancer Society

Cardiac Rehab Foundation

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Red Cross

Kiro Wellness Centre

Mental Health & Addictions

Golden Life Management

Stroke Recovery Association

Trail Lead Health Service

WK Brain Injury Association

Trail Health & Environment Program

Family, Individual and Child Care Resources & Referral Programs

Day Care Centres

Beaver Valley Nursery School

Little Scholar’s Children’s Village

Pitman’s Family Day Care

Sunshine Children’s Centre

Resources & Referral Programs

Community Service Directory

Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre

Trail and Castlegar Child Care Resource and Referral Program

Community Support Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

CB Alliance for Literacy

Career Development Services

Compassionate Friends

Crime Prevention Programs

Crisis Line

Food Bank, Anglican Church

Food Bank, Salvation Army

Food Bank, United Church

BC Transit – HandyDART

Kate’s Kitchen

Metis Society

Trail Mental Health Clubhouse

United Way of Trail & District

Victim Services


Services for Seniors

Beaver Valley Age Friendly

Dinners at Home

Meals on Wheels

Royal Canadian Legion Trail

Senior Citizens #47, Trail

Senior Citizens #44, Fruitvale

Trail Hospice & Palliative Care

Trail Home & Community Care

WK Volunteer Driver Program

Veterans’ Affairs

Seniors Housing

Beaver Valley Manor, Fruitvale

Chateau Manor, Trail

Columbia View Lodge, Trail

Jubilee Place, Trail

Mountain Side Village, Fruitvale

Rose Wood Village, Trail

Silver City Gardens, Trail

Senior-Friendly Apartments

McQuarrie Apartments

Rock Cliffe Manor

Waneta Manor

Warfield Apartments


Air Cadets

Alliance Church Youth Group

BV Sparks, Guides, Brownies

First Presbyterian Youth Group

Freedom Quest Youth Services

Gateway Christian Life Youth

Interact (High School Rotary)


Sea Cadets

Trail Ambassador Program

Trail Guides

Directory Information

Betterbook Directory

Canpages Canadian Directory