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Pregnant or have a child under three?

Healthy Families Text the public health nurse 250-231-5945

Healthy Homes Contact Wendy

Planning a renovation?

Need advice? Call 250-368-3256

The Trail Area Health & Environment Program works to reduce community exposure to lead and other smelter metals by improving air quality, supporting family health and keeping homes, gardens & parks healthy and safe. 

THEP cares about the health and safety of our community and staff.

We are implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including physical distancing while delivering our community services. All programs are being offered with additional health & safety protocols in place using guidance from the BC Center for Disease Control and the BC Ministry of Health. These protocols may result in program delays. Please note the office is unable to receive visitors at this time.

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Bridget Kivell

We have used THE Program in a few ways since moving to Trail. When we first moved here we had a 10 month old child and living near the smelter made me nervous. My fears were put to rest when the family health nurse came to my house and went over the steps I could take to ensure my family stayed healthy.

Carla Plotnikoff

…it turns out that lead testing is very quick and well done. I won’t be as worried for re-checks. And the ‘presents’ afterwards help.

Heather Woods

We have been tested every 6 months since moving to the area. The staff are welcoming, understanding and make the process as fast and painless as possible. My daughter barely minds the poke!

Clare Dewitt

THEP is an invaluable resource to our community. As a parent, it is reassuring to know there is an organization set up with one central goal, to help make Trail a safe and healthy community to raise a family. I recommend all families in Trail including newly relocated and long-term residents to get involved, or at the very least, be aware of the tremendous support and information that THEP can provide.