Social Work services provide counselling regarding: abuse and neglect related to older, vulnerable adults; client and family adjustment to changes in health including dementia; financial concerns; locating resources, development of community resources to support clients; advanced care planning; palliative care and bereavement. Referrals can be through a medical professional or self.
Community Paramedics in BC are Primary Care Paramedics with IV Endorsement who have been orientated to using their skills in non-urgent settings, in patients’ homes or the community. They provide primary care services within their scope of practice and in partnership with local health care providers.
Patients eligible for community paramedicine are primarily older adults living with chronic conditions including heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetics.
Referral to the Community Paramedicine program must by a family doctor or other health care professional.
Specialization: seniors and caregivers
900 Oscar St., Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 814-8395 or (250) 814-9444
The Interior Health Home Support Program offers care options that provide independence, choice and dignity for seniors and adults with disabilities, including:
- Nursing and aid to help seniors remain independent in their own homes
- Adult day programs
- Assisted living
- Residential care
Home Care Nursing – Advanced wound care, community IV therapy and other nursing supports for clients in the community. Primarily provided at our Ambulatory Nursing Clinic on the second floor of Queen Victoria Hospital. Appointment necessary.
Palliative Care Program – Includes home care nursing monitoring, access to palliative care equipment and supplies, and access to the Hospice Palliative Care Room at Mt. Cartier Court.
Case Management – for clients at home who need support with Home Support, Adult Day Program, bathing, meal programs or access to respite beds, Assisted Living and Residential Care. Clients are screened by an intake nurse and if appropriate and consenting, undergo an assessment. Services are based on outcomes generated. Fees are based on financial assessment.
Transition Liaison – Referrals for complex discharge (from hospital care) planning involving community services.
Speak with your family physician about a referral for yourself or a loved one to the Home Support program.
Mt. Cartier Court offers residential living for individuals with complex health needs. They offer the very best in care services, quality of life, and to respect each individual’s preferences. They offer a range of services provided by caring professionals in a home-like environment. They have a complement of health professionals including: occupational therapist, physiotherapist, pharmacist, dietician, diabetes educator, as well as excellent physician support. Nursing staff is on duty on a 24-hour basis.
Mt. Cartier Court has 44 private rooms over three distinct wings or what we call “cottages.” Each cottage has a warmly decorated living room with comfortable seating, all have large new televisions, and two have pianos. The decorations throughout the cottages change with each holiday and new season.
With an acute care hospital adjacent to Mt. Cartier Court, residents and families are assured that immediate medical needs are attended to.
The Revelstoke Family Nurse Practitioner (NP,F) focuses on the medical care of complex, frail, and elderly patients, as well as palliative care. The NP does medical visits at the hospital by appointment, as well as in the patient’s home which includes the long-term care facility, assisted living, and private homes. The medical visits include initial and ongoing assessments to diagnose and monitor diseases, disorders, and conditions. The NP initiates and manages treatment plans, including prescribing medications, and recommending evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
The NP practices within a shared care practice, meaning autonomously and collaboratively with physicians and health care team, practicing within the NP scope of practice as per the BC College of Nursing Professionals. Appointments with the NP can be arranged by calling directly or speaking with your family physician.
Ann-Marie Gill, MScN
Nurse Practitioner (Family), Interior Health
2nd Floor, Rm 30 – Queen Victoria Hospital
1200 Newlands Rd., Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 814-2213, M. (250) 837-1178
Public Health helps people achieve better health by ensuring a safe and healthy environment, by offering health information and promotion and illness prevention services to both children and adults. The department offers the services below.
Public Health Nursing
- Immunizations of Children and Adults
- TB Screening & Follow-up
- Communicable disease investigation and follow-up
- Growth and Development screening, education, and follow-up
- Pregnancy Testing
- Selective pre-natal services
- Post-natal follow-up for moms and babies
- Breast feeding support
- Child development parenting skills promotion and guidance
- Nursing support services for children with special needs
School Health Services
- Referrals and assistance
- School health promotion
- Free Naloxone Kits
- Free safe drug use supplies (HARMS reduction supplies)
- Infant Development
- Speech & Language
- Safety and Injury Prevention
Speech & Language Pathologist
- Identify preschool children with suspected speech/language problems
- Assessment, with family participation, of a child’s speech/language levels and development of intervention programs
- Support and monitoring of the family’s intervention program through ongoing consultation and therapy
- Food and nutrition education
- Supporting community kitchens, community gardens and healthy food policy
- Resources for school teachers and health professionals
- Lift the Lip Program – fluoride varnish and dental hygiene training/education for parents
- Kindergarten screening
- Preschool dental health promotion
Health Protection Professionals
- Ensuring public facilities are safe to avoid food, water, and airborne disease outbreaks
- Monitoring water supply, sewage disposal, and land use
- Ensuring environmental safety of public swimming pools, beaches and swimming areas
- Enforcing environmental health codes and standards
- Auditing food safety in restaurants, and food processing and handling centres
- Enforcing clean air policies and regulations regarding tobacco use and sales
- Licensing and inspection of child and adult care facilities
- Advice and information on health and safety
- Investigation of complaints and serious incidents
Medical Health Officer
- Communicable Disease Consultation
- Regular MHO updates regarding current public health topics
- Duty MHO line (24/7) 1-866-457-5648
Specialties: immunizations, hearing screens, baby clinics, influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, communicable & STD disease investigation, education, and resources, prenatal services, support for new mothers, services for children with special needs, tobacco education, school health services, and environmental health services. The public health team includes a public health inspector, health unit aide, public health nurses and speech and language pathologist.
Queen Victoria Hospital
1200 Newlands Rd., Revelstoke, BC
P. 250-814-2244 or visit
The Seniors Health and Wellness Centre is a service that aims to optimize the health of patients with moderate to significant medical complexities and frailty to provide support to their family and care team. The aim is to provide a comprehensive assessment, possible short term treatments and interventions, followed up with a transitions-in-care plan for the patient and the referring physician/nurse practitioner.
To access the Seniors Health and Wellness Centre please contact your Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
Queen Victoria Hospital
Rm 29 – 1200 Newlands Rd, Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 837-2131 Ext: 50307, F. (250) 814-2287
Tuesdays from 08:30 am—4:30 pm