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.


Contact Us

Island Health Advance Care Planning Program

Advance Care Planning
c/o Angela Lorenz
Regional Manager, Palliative and End of Life Care
Trillium Lodge, 401 Moilliet Street
Parksville, BC  V9P 2G9


Physicians, please direct inquiries to:

Dr. Tom Bailey
Advance Directives Medical Advisor

NOTE: The materials associated with Island Health Advance Care Planning Program has been developed for use within Island Health. Therefore:

  • if you live elsewhere in British Columbia, please consult your local health authority;
  • if you live in other provinces in Canada or in the United States, please consult your local legal information agencies or government website as the VIHA advance directive will not be consistent with laws governing the use of these documents.