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.


Healthy Children

The following links will take you to health information and resources for every stage of your child's health. For help and advice on building lifelong healthy habits, please visit Healthy Habits for Kids.

Did you know? Vaccines save lives and prevent disease. To learn how your child can be immunized and when, please visit www.viha.ca/health_info/immunization.


Help and information for every aspect of pregnancy. Topics include unexpected pregnancies, local prenatal classes, growing a healthy baby, doctors and midwives, mom's changes, and the birth.

Baby and You

Caring for baby and mother in the first year after birth. Topics include baby's health, mom's health, breastfeeding and nutrition, child care, immunization, parenting, and safety.

Your Toddler

Caring for your 6-month-old to 3-year-old child. Topics include nutrition, parenting, immunization, safety, health, and child care.


Caring for children 3 to 5 years old. Topics include nutrition, parenting, immunization, safety, health, and child care. 

School Years

Caring for children age 5 to adolescence. Topics include health, safety, development, and learning.


Caring for youths age 13 to 19 years old. Topics include healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy sexuality.

Child Abuse and Neglect

What to do if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected.