Nursing Support Services (NSS) assists parents and caregivers of children and youth (0-19) with medical complexities to lead active, healthy lives in their communities.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    For Nursing Support Services
    Provides services for children aged 0 to 19 years. Contact North Coast-Bella Coola public health nurse to learn about accessing these services. A health care professional will discuss the child's needs, eligibility and the referral process.

  • Get a referral

    For Nursing Support Services
    A referral from a physician or nurse practitioner is required. To make a referral, email/fax the NSS referral form to the contact information listed on the form.

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

How to get here

Parking is available.

Nursing Support Services

Our services:

Nursing Support Services provides care for children and youth whose care needs require the scope of practice of a registered nurse for some aspects of their care due to the child/youth's medically complex and fragile health needs.

We provide in-home respite care for children who may:

  • have a tracheostomy,
  • require supported ventilation (ventilator, BiPAP, CPAP),
  • have a life-limiting/palliative diagnosis,
  • require peritoneal dialysis, or
  • have other conditions that require the support of a registered nurse.

We provide delegated care in the school setting through teaching and supervising school staff to care for children with:

  • diabetes,
  • tube feeds,
  • oral suctioning needs, or
  • catheterization needs.

Facilitation of the At Home Program

Complete eligibility assessments for the At Home Program supported through the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD)

For more information about Nursing Support Services, please visit: bcchildrens.ca.

Bella Coola General Hospital

Bella Coola General Hospital is a 15-bed facility providing acute, residential and emergency care, as well as diagnostic imaging, telehealth, and visiting physiotherapy services.

Paediatric Nursing Support Services

Paediatric nursing support services provide community-based paediatric medical services for children 0 to 19 years with complex medical conditions such as diabetes, seizures, tube feeding, and catheters.