BC HEALTHGUIDE Handbooks available at People?s Pharmacy

A revised version of the BC HealthGuide Handbook that proved so popular with British Columbians when it was first published five years ago is being distributed to 850 pharmacies across BC in a joint project between the Ministry of Health and the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPHA).

The updated handbook gives British Colombians access to easy-to-read, reliable, medically reviewed health information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 2005 edition of the handbook has two new chapters with each health topic having been reviewed and updated to reflect the latest medical finding?s and issues.

The Handbooks is part of the BC HealthGuide program, which includes the BC Health Guide OnLine, the BC HealthFiles, BC NurseLine and BC NurseLine Pharmacist Service. More than 22,000 people have called the BC NurseLine Pharmacies Service since June 2003.

In Tumbler Ridge you can pick up your free handbook at People?s Pharmacy. Their hours of operation are from 9:30 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

There is no charge for the handbook.