Resources for Patients

We have put together the list of patient-friendly resources below on various topics to support your care.

Patients attended by Dr Rossiter will find specific resourses here.

City of Abbotsford Resources and Services

Street Card February 2023 (PDF)

Children and Babies: Acute Illness

Croup, bronchiolitis, fever, concussion, asthma, seizures, anaphylaxis (trekk)

Family practice

Doctor Patient Compact (GPSC, BC Family Doctors)
Community Health Newsletter (Abbotsford Division of Family Practice)

BC vaccine schedules

Routine schedule for infants & children (ImmunizeBC)
Routine schedule for school age (ImmunizeBC)
Vaccines recommended for adults (ImmunizeBC)

Patient Supports

One-time $500 benefit (Federal Government)
Free and low cost meals and food hampers (City of Abbotsford)
Monthly rental supplement (BC Housing)
The Gathering Markit – a non-profit, low-cost food market in Abbotsford
Super Senior Annual Pass – free access to Abbotsford rec centres for seniors 75+

Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia

ME|FM Society of BC
Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP)

Lifestyle changes

Let’s Taste Life – Dietitian and Food Advocate
Dietician services (HealthLinkBC)
QuitNow – Free program to help quitting smoking
iCanQuit – Quit smoking app
Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (PDF)
BC Centre on Substance Use
Obesity Canada
Community Substance Use Services Clinics
Canada’s food guide for healthy eating
How to manage your cholesterol (PDF)
Physical activity for older adults (BCRPA)

Mental health

Coastal Clinical Counselling Services
Affordable Virtual Counselling
Clinical Counsellor (Faye Reglin)
Calm Apps (PDF)
Free Support for Mental Wellness (BounceBack)
Depression Resource Guide (PDF)
Anxiety Canada (Progressive Muscle Relaxation)
Stress Booklet (PDF)
Sleep Hygiene (PDF)
Sleep Foundation
Anxiety – A booklet for people who take a benzodiazepine regularly

High blood pressure

Hypertension-Patient-Guide (PDF)

Routine screening

Lung Screening Program (for those at high risk for lung cancer)
How to schedule a mammogram for yourself
Lifetime Prevention Screening Guide (PDF)

Heart failure

Heart Failure (Cardiac Services BC)
Heart Failure Zones (Heart & Stroke)


Canadian Menopause Society

The facts on menopause (SOGC)

Pelvic floor

Women’s Pelvic Floor Leaflets (Bladder Symptoms)

Do bugs need drugs

Influenza – Self Care Without Antibiotics
Sinus Infection – Self Care Without Antibiotics
Sore Throat – Self Care Without Antibiotics
Cold, Runny Nose – Self Care Without Antibiotics
Cough – Self Care Without Antibiotics

Suffering from chronic pain

Tame the Beast
Managing Chronic Pain (PDF)
Pain BC
Pain BC – Online Pain Support and Wellness Groups
Non-Drug Ways to Manage Chronic Pain (CADTH)
Low Back Pain Exercise to Reduce Pain (HealthLinkBC)
Osteoarthritis – Exercise Tips (VCH)
Osteoarthritis – Walking Pole Handout (OASIS)
Arthritis – Top 10 Exercises to Reduce Pain & Stiffness (CAS)
The Pain Toolkit – Resourceful Videos
Managing Chronic Pain (Arthritis Society)

Skin conditions

Hives (PDF)
Warts – Conservative Treatments (PDF)
Dry Skin and Eczema Protocol (PDF)
Acne-Handout (PDF)
Scalp-Handout (PDF)

Digestive Conditions

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation

Forms for end of life care

My Voice – Advance Care Planning Guide