About Us

Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet. 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.

Geographic Realignment

Island Health is realigning its program, service and administrative structures to a more geographic, community-based model. For more information, please read our Geographic Realignment Summary (PDF).


Working with the Board of Directors, and led by President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Brendan Carr, 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.