Health Resources – Government

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BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program
Box 9311 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9N1

The Problem Gambling Help Line is an information and referral service for anyone who is adversely affected by gambling.

Line is open 24hours/7 days a week.

1.888.795.6111
250.356.8237
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Seniors BC

Information about government health services, legal services, federal issues, replacement care cards and change of address. There are translators for over 130 different languages.

Various other services are available.

Call Mon – Fri: 7:30am-5:00pm

1 800 663-7867
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BC Palliative Care Benefits Program

BC Palliative Care benefits are available to BC residents of any age who have reached the end stage of a life-threatening disease or illness and who wish to receive palliative care at home.

Eligible patients receive:

coverage of medications used in palliative care through the PharmaCare BC Palliative Care Drug Plan, and
medical supplies and equipment through the local health authority.

250-980-1400
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PharmaCare Program / Medical Services Plan of BC
Fair PharmaCare Administration
PO Box 9655 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9P2

Medical plan for residents of BC:

Premium Assistance provided for persons with low income.

Fair PharmaCare may help with prescription costs.

Note: You must file your income tax in order to be eligible for either program. Application forms are available from local pharmacies, health units, or online.

1-800-663-7100
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Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Line

Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service (ADIRS) provides free, confidential information and referral services to British Columbians in need of support with any kind of substance use issue (alcohol or other drugs). Referral to community substance use treatment services is available for all ages.

Service is available 24/7

1-800-663-1441
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HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE
In Kelowna, Rutland and West Kelowna

Home and Community Care has a range of health services and programs to help people live independently. Care may be provided in your home, a supportive living residence or a residential care facility. Services include: Adult Day Programs, Acquired Brain Injury Services, Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL), Community Care Management, Health Services for Community Living, Home Care Nursing, Home Support Services, Meal Programs, Patient and Family Counselling, Palliative and End-of-Life Programs, Rehabilitation Therapists ,Respite Programs, Volunteer Services

250-980-1400