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Online Resources

This section provides information on a variety of online resources relating to the British Columbia Home Parenteral Nutrition (BC HPN) Program. Please click on a link below for more information.

Travel Assistance Program

The Travel Assistance Program (TAP) is a partnership between the Ministry of Health and a number of provate transportation partnerships who agree to offer discounted fares to eligible BC residents when required to travel for non emergency medical services unavailable in their local community. For more information visit http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/accessing-health-care/tap-bc/travel-assistance-program-tap-bc or contact TAP at 1-800-661-2668

BC HPN Program Supplier

Calea is the contracted provider for parenteral nutrition solutions and supplies for the BC HPN Program. Please contact them if you have questions with regards to your order or supplies.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm (closed weekends & holidays)
Tel: 604-294-1500 ext. 5
Toll free: 1-800-668-3320
Email: info@calea.ca

HPN Consumer Resources

Oley Foundation
The Oley Foundation provides free information and support for patients on home tube feeding and IV feeding. The Oley Foundation produces a bi-monthly newsletter called Lifeline Letter that supports HPN consumers.

There are two local chapters of the Oley Foundation, one in Metro Vancouver and one in Victoria. For information about how to reach a chapter regional coordinator or to find out how to start a chapter in your community, please click here.

Canadian Patient Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Alliance (CPPENA)
The Canadian Patient Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Alliance (CPPENA) is a national group of provincial chapters made up of patients and caregivers living with home nutrition support. CPPENA brings this network together to collaborate on advocacy, education and networking opportunities that aim to have a positive impact on the lives of patients, caregivers and families. CPPENA is led by an Advisory Committee that is representative of the provincial chapters. CPPENA is currently focusing on adult home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients, with plans in the future to include pediatric HPN and adult/pediatric home enteral nutrition (HEN) patients.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada is a leader in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) funding. They also provide support for people living with IBD.

Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Resources
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a rare condition which has symptoms like those caused by a bowel obstruction or blockage.

This Gatrointestinal Society of Canada website provides information and resources for consumers struggling with gastrointestinal conditions.

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy.

HPN Community Care Services: Public-Pay

Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL)
Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) is a self-managed model of care for BC residents with disabilities and high-intensity care needs. Refer to the website for eligibility criteria.

HPN Community Care Services: Private-Pay

Some private-pay home care services may be able to provide support in the administration of HPN. Ask the BC HPN Program for more information.

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