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Get expert reviews and ratings for health, fitness, and food products from Consumer Reports, and read the latest on drugs, hospital safety, and more.

LinkedIn Learning

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts! Includes topics like wellness, stress-management, and healthy living.

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Open Access Websites & Local Resources

Alzheimer Society British Columbia

Access reliable information, resources, and support services for both caregivers and patients.


Ankors – Cranbrook

In-person and online health support, resources, and programs available for all members of the community.

BC Cancer

Covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment to research and education, as well as supportive and palliative care. Also connects residents of BC to free cancer screening services.

BC Centre for Disease Control

Investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC and is the provincial reporting centre.

BC Provincial Government: Health

Information about healthy living, available coverage, related legislation, health forms, and health programs from the province.

Canadian Mental Health Association

CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Health Canada

Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

Health Connections Transit

Health Connections is a transit service that connects people in outlying communities to their non-emergency medical and specialist appointments in Cranbrook. Although medical appointments have priority, everyone is eligible to use this service if space is available.

Health Link BC

Get verified health information from health professionals through the Health Link website or by phoning 811.

Healthy Canadians

A Government of Canada website that gives you access to reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and safety relating to many aspects of life.

Interior Health

The one-stop-shop for health information and medical assistance for residents of the BC interior. Access your medical information securely online, book appointments, find services in your area, and much more!

Kids’ Help Phone

Canada’s only around the clock counselling and information service for young people.

Kelty Mental Health

Information and resources on topics related to mental health challenges affecting youth and young adults.

Medline Plus

Produced by the US National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada aims to promote health as well as prevent and control chronic diseases, injuries, and infectious diseases. They also prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Public Library of Science – Medicine

Free, unrestricted access to this publisher of scientific and medical research articles.

Public Medical Central

Provides free access to a stable and permanent online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences research publications. Pub Med Central Canada joined Pub Med Central Europe in February 2018.

Seniors BC

Excellent information for both seniors and caregivers for planning and living a healthy life as one ages.

Web MD

Excellent information on any health topic in an easy-to-understand format.

World Health Organization

WHO provides information, reports, and data pertaining to a variety of health topics.