Community Health Information
The IHA is responsible for health services in the Kootenay boundary region. These include acute care (at hospitals and health centres), home and community care (including residential care and home support services), mental health, population health (focusing on wellness and prevention of illness and injury) and public health. The IHA website includes links and information on available health services, as well as links to outside organizations and partner agencies involved in health care in the New Denver & area.
For New Denver & Area residents, the closest hospitals are:
– Slocan Community Health Centre, 401 Galena, New Denver. Phone: 250-358-7911
– Arrow Lakes Hospital – 97 1st Avenue NE, Nakusp. Phone: 250-265-3608
For more information about health services, visit Interior Health.
Health Care Links
The Nav-CARE Program is a compassionate community-based program developed to improve the quality of life of adults living with declining health, social isolation or increased frailty by providing social, emotional, and practical support. Nav-CARE’s specially trained volunteers are matched one-to-one with clients to provide consistent, caring support and to encourage the development of a close connection.
The Nav-CARE service area covers Salmo, Nelson, Balfour, the Slocan Valley, Nakusp and all areas in-between. Nav-CARE is also offered by the Greater Trail Hospice Society and Castlegar Hospice Society in their respective areas.
Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services
Home and community care facilities provide a range of health care and support services for eligible residents who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs. These services are designed to complement and supplement, but not replace the efforts of individuals to care for themselves with the assistance of family, friends and community.
ASLCS – New Denver – 317 – 6th Avenue, New Denver
To access services in New Denver, please contact the Nakusp Office: 250-265-3674
The BC Centre for Disease Control, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides provincial and national leadership in disease surveillance, detection, treatment, prevention and consultation. The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the provincial reporting centre for reportable cases and categories of communicable diseases.