Become a Client

Become a client

Pregnant women can self-refer to Apple Tree Maternity and do not need a doctor's referral. The clinic is open to all women living in the West Kootenay Boundary area and planning to birth at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, BC or at home in, or near Nelson. To give the best quality, comprehensive care, we encourage women to contact us early in their pregnancy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

If you would like to register, please call us at 250-354-3884 or email us at

Breastfeeding Support

If you are experiencing breastfeeding challenges and would like to receive care from Judith Fearing, Lactation Consultant, please have your doctor send us a short referral form (information below) or call 250-354-3884 to make an appointment.

Anyone is welcome to attend Breastfeeding Groups on:

Mondays: 10:00-12:30pm or  Wednesdays: 2:30-4:00pm

Referring Physicians

Please send a referral letter or complete the Prenatal Referral Form (link below). We will contact your patient to set up the first appointment and notify you when she has entered our care. At approximately six weeks postpartum, the care of your patient and her baby will be transferred back to you. For referrals for breastfeeding challenges please send a referral letter or complete the Breastfeeding Referral Form (link below). Please fax referrals to 250-354-3894.


Prenatal Referral Form
Breastfeeding Referral Form