Due to COVID-19, Apple Tree will be spacing out the prenatal appointments to follow the WHO essential prenatal visit guidelines. All appointments less than 20 weeks will be done via tele/video-conference. Our office will call you to organize accordingly.
The IUD clinic, Connecting Pregnancy and Breastfeeding groups are cancelled. Judith Fearing, Lactation Consultant will still be available for individual/home visits. Becca and Tara our amazing Mental Health workers are available for tele/video-conference. Please ask us to arrange a mental health consult during these anxious times.
Births at Kootenay Lake Hospital will continue as normal. The shared kitchen areas will no longer used, everyone needs to bring coolers and kitchen utensils while they are at the hospital. We ask you to limit the number of support people in labour to 1-2 and limit postpartum visitors.
Thanks for everyone’s understanding in keeping the community safe and healthy.