Mental and Physical Healthcare
Here you will find a list of organizations who provide supportive Healthcare and Counselling/Mental Health services for the 2SLGBTQPIA+ Community in Kamloops.
Orchards Walk Medical Clinic
A family physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, and registered nurse work as a team to provide gender-affirming care for the LGBTQ2S+ community out of Orchards Walk Medical Clinic (OWC) in Kamloops. No referral required.
Call 250-828-8080, option 5 to speak with the gender-care receptionist.
*Please note - we are unable to provide primary care (family doctor services). At this time we only have capacity to see patients for matters specifically related to gender-care.
3200 Valleyview Dr #102
Our Landing Place Therapy Collective
We are a collective of LGBTQ2S+ identified counsellors offering sex-positive, affirming and competent online and phone counselling across Canada. We also provide diversity and inclusivity consulting and training services to individuals and organizations worldwide.
Trans Lifeline is a new Transgender Crisis Hotline, which has recently opened up a toll-free line in Canada. Their goal is to assist anyone who may be struggling with their gender identity and connect them with services that can assist them in their journey.
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive
Toll-Free 1 (877) 330-6366
Trans and Gender Diverse Mental Health, Wellness and Suicide Prevention Toolkit
SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space, developed this toolkit on trans mental wellness and suicide prevention in response to trans community needs and priorities. Given that many trans and gender diverse people struggle with suicide, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, this toolkit was created to:
1) Help trans and gender diverse people in and beyond Waterloo Region who may be struggling with suicidality or poor mental health.
2) Provide concrete tools and strategies to service providers working with trans and gender diverse people on inclusive care and trans suicide prevention.
3) Support parents, caregivers, friends and loved ones of trans and gender diverse people to be supportive of trans and gender diverse people in their lives.
4) Increase awareness of trans mental health and suicidality in and beyond Waterloo Region.
Wade R. Alexander Counselling
Wade R. Alexander MACP, RCC, CCC, RMFT, MN (APRN-MH), RN is a queer, gender
affirming counsellor who provides online telehealth services that include e-counselling
of individual clients, couples, and families in Kamloops, BC, and the surrounding areas.
The focus is on each client’s concerns, issues, and goals, including anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, complex trauma,
addiction, grief, loss, LGBTQ2S+ and gender identity/diversity, to name just a few, and
to improve every client’s mental health, self-awareness, and wellness.
Wade is a member of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
(CPATH) and he is able to provide adult (18+) hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
assessments across British Columbia and in other Canadian provinces.
Men's Health Initiative
The Men’s Health Initiative’s main goal is to increase supportive, community-based networks for guys-who-like-guys within Interior BC while raising attention to their health care needs and concerns. This includes, but not limited to: asexual, bisexual, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys-who-like-guys.
255 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna BC
Health Initiative for Men
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is the act of taking a medicine before exposure to a virus or bacteria to prevent infection- in this case HIV. PrEP is a relatively new tool in HIV prevention and involves those of us who are HIV negative taking anti-HIV medications on a daily basis to reduce our risk of becoming poz. So far, only one prescription medication has been approved for PrEP- Truvada. Truvada is the medicine those of us who are HIV negative take before engaging in activities where there is a risk of HIV infection, making it harder for the HIV virus to establish itself in the body.
310-1033 Davie St, Vancouver
Public Health Centres are responsible for delivering core programs for public health that broadly cover the areas of health improvement, prevention of disease, disability and injury, health emergency management, and environmental health.
PRICK (STI Testing)
PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
My Health is Sexy
519 Columbia Street
My Health is Sexy
If you do not feel comfortable visiting a local clinic, or asking your doctor for an HIV test, health outreach nurses are also available across the Interior Health region to provide discreet, confidential, and non-judgmental HIV testing.
1 (866) 778-7736
Get Checked Online
GetCheckedOnline is a new and easy way to test for sexually transmitted infections (STI) in British Columbia, Canada. In a few steps, you can print a lab form, then go to a participating LifeLabs site to give your samples and get your results online or over the phone.
Clinic Line (604) 707-5603