100 Mile District General Hospital (Interior Health)
The 100 Mile District General Hospital is the most significant health resource in the district. It offers emergency, surgical, and inpatient services. It also offers numerous services many may not be aware of, including the Healthy from the Start program, antepartum and postpartum care for new and expecting parents, a child and youth dietitian, and more. You can visit the Interior Health – 100 Mile District General Hospital webpage to see a full list of provided services.
Family Doctors and Local Clinics
Parents interested in connecting with a family doctor can try contacting the following medical clinics:
Exeter Clinic, PO Box 879 100 Mile House BC V0K 2E0 Canada (Dr. Rod Dickey, Dr. Graham Howie, Dr. Joanne Lapin, Dr. Franky Mah, Dr. Ertha Nanton)
Village Medical Clinic, PO Box 1720 100 Mile House BC V0K 2E0 Canada (Dr. Gerald Lubbe, Dr. Donald Street)
Cariboo Mall Medical Clinic, 2-575B Alder, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Supported Child Development (Cedar Crest)
Some children need extra support to take part in everyday activities. A child may need this extra support due to a physical challenge, such as a sight or hearing impairment, or to other challenges, such as a delay in developing speech, language, motor or intellectual skills.
Supported Child Care is a way of making sure children who need extra support are able to participate in "typical" community child-care settings — the child-care setting that you, as a parent, would naturally choose for your child if he/she were a "typical" child with no special needs.
The Supported Child Development Service…
- IS available to all families with a child requiring extra support. Facilities parent/professional collaboration at all levels of service.
- ASSISTS families to include their child who needs extra support in a child care facility of their choice.
- ENCOURAGES and facilitates through networking with family and other team members, an understanding of the developmental needs of the child.
- PROVIDES consultation and program development, implementation, evaluation and training.
- SHARES with parents, in a supportive manner, complete and unbiased information. (Note: confidentiality is respected at all times)
- HELPS families access resources, community services, funding and to participate in Supported Child Care.
Children requiring extra support are those . . .
- Who demonstrate developmental delays, have exceptional health care needs, mental, physical or behavorial challenges, a speech & language delay, or emotional challenges.
Contact the Supported Child Development Program at 250-395-5278
Infant Development Program (Cedar Crest)
The Infant Development Program (IDP) serves children from birth to three years old who are at risk for, or who already have, a delay in development. The focus of this program is to provide early intervention in the home through and with the family. The program helps families to make optimum use of available services, to enlarge their knowledge of those factors pertinent to the overall growth and development of their child, and to learn skills that will enable them to encourage the development of their child. The 100 Mile House Area IDP is provided through Cedar Crest Society for Community Living.
You can contact the Infant Development Program at (250) 395-5272
Baby & Me (Interior Health)
Baby and Me is a series of free drop-in parenting classes for those with infants 0 – 18 months. Participants build relationships, gain knowledge, and share experiences. Grandparents are welcome. For more information, you can view Interior Health’s Baby and Me page.
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre
If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance, call the Poison Control Centre at 1-800-567-8911. The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (BC DPIC) website is NOT a substitute for talking with a trained Poison Specialist. If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.
Visit the BC DPIC website for information and resources on poison safety and prevention.
BC Healthy Kids Program
If your children are under 19 years old, your family receives Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium assistance, and are a low-income family; your children are eligible for the Healthy Kids Program. This program provides help with basic dental care and prescription eyewear costs. View the Healthy Kids Program webpage to learn more.
Dental Health (Interior Health)
Interior Health has a Dental Health portal with resources, tips and services for children in their early years. For information on keeping your baby’s teeth healthy, visit IH’s dental health page to learn more.
FASD Key Worker (Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre)
This program provides a Key Worker to assist families of children and youth with FASD. The Key Worker uses a family centred approach and assists families to build on child, youth and family strengths. Some aspects of the Key Worker role include:
- Supporting families through the process of diagnosis and assessment of their child’s condition
- Mentoring families to facilitate an increase in their knowledge, skills and confidence
- Assisting families with access of appropriate services, such as health and education
To learn more, you may contact CFEC's reception at (250) 395-5155.
Grandparent & Caregiver Support Program
The support group offers biological, foster and adoptive parents, grandparents, and compassionate community members raising or providing care for children and youth. This is a group which provides an opportunity for support, information, tips & strategies when dealing with behaviours, resources, networking and self-care. The group format is open forum discussion. This program is offered by the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 486 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House.
You can call CFEC for more information at (250) 395-5155.
Having a Baby (Interior Health)
If you are an expecting parent living in the South Cariboo, Interior Health’s ‘Having a Baby’ portal is a vital resource for you and your newborn baby. It lists the specialized programs, resources and services Interior Health provides for this important time in your life.
Healthy from the Start
Healthy from the Start is a multifaceted program that connects pregnant women with services in the community to help her have a healthy pregnancy. Interior Health recommends registering as early in your pregnancy as possible so that you can: feel supported, have questions answered, get important information, get a free copy of Baby’s Best Chance book, and get connected to services such as support from a public health nurse.
Also on the site, physicians, midwives and community partners can access a referral form to refer a client to the Healthy From The Start program.
All pregnant women are encouraged to contact Healthy From The Start early in their pregnancy, as receiving early prenatal care and connecting with supports and services improves both women’s and babies’ health.
You can sign up for the program by visiting Interior Health’s Healthy from the Start webpage:
HealthyFamilies BC is your family’s online resource for health and wellness information. Aimed at improving the health and well-being of British Columbians at every stage of life, HealthyFamilies BC helps British Columbians to better manage their own health and reduce chronic disease by focusing on four key areas: healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, providing resources for parents, and fostering healthy communities.
Visit HealthyFamilies BC online for answers regarding food & nutrition, active lifestyles, pregnancy and parenting, and more.
Infant massage is a way for you to gently nurture and spend time with your baby.
Research suggests that infant massage may have various health benefits. For example, infant massage might:
- Encourage interaction between you and your baby
- Help your baby relax and sleep
- Positively affect infant hormones that control stress
- Reduce crying
Infant massage is offered as a participation program at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre. If you are interested in learning the methods and application of this helpful bonding technique, you can contact CFEC at (250) 395-5155 or visit their office at #1-486 Birch Ave. 100 Mile House to sign up to the next program course.
Pregnancy Outreach/Infant-Toddler Drop-In Group
The Pregnancy Outreach/Infant Toddler Drop-In Group is a wellness based program for parents and caregivers, pregnant or with children ages 0-3. It is offered by the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre and takes place in their "couch room" facility.
Each week, the meetings feature a different professional from the community speaking on different topics. Early Learning Care is provided to the children of attendees, and a light lunch is provided.
The drop-on group takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The group normally doesn't operate during the summer or in December. However, there are two special events for the group during summer 2016:
- July 20th, 2016: Walk to the 100 Mile Community Garden with picnic, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- August 24th, 2016: Visit and Tour of the CEEDS Farm with picnic, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Prenatal in a Day
Prenatal In-A-Day is a one day course that seeks to provide expecting parents with skills and assurance for the many aspects that surround their pregnancy. Some of the topics covered include:
- Health throughout pregnancy
- Labour and birth
- Comfort measures
- Medical interventions
- Postpartum for mother and baby
- Infant feeding
Also included is a tour of the hospital with a registered nurse.
This program runs twice a year at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre to accommodate for all expecting parents in the area. To register, or to find out more, you may contact CFEC at (250) 395-5155.
Speech & Language Development (Interior Health)
Interior Health’s community speech-language pathologists help families support the communication development of their children from birth to school entry. Services may include education, assessment, and intervention in a variety of settings. Support may occur individually or in groups. These services are provided for infants and children up to school entry.
Visit Interior Health’s Speech and Language Page to request child and youth speech-language pathology services or to access several brochures and resources.