Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:


and a new website for medical staff:


Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.


About Us

Island Health provides health care and support services to more than 767,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River. View a map


Please visit our Newsroom to get the latest news from across Island Health.


We are committed to informing you about how we plan to deliver services to meet the needs of our communities. Please visit our Accountability section for performance measures, financial reports and more.

Living our Values

Island Health's vision, purpose and values are the guiding principles we use to provide the highest quality health care services to the populations we serve.

Strategic Direction

Our Strategic Plan serves as the roadmap for what we want to achieve over the next five years.


Working with the Board of Directors, and led by President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy MacNeil, the Executive Team is responsible for meeting the health needs of the population we serve in an effective and sustainable way.


We are committed to providing the highest level of quality care and safety to our communities. This means we are dedicated to supporting research, listening to patients and keeping patients safe.


More than 18,000 health care professionals, technicians, and support staff provide excellent care and services. Please visit our Careers section for opportunities to join the team.


We provide services through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and residential facilities. Please visit Health Services for more about what we do.