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.


Growing a Healthy Baby

Growing a Healthy Baby provides information on ways to promote the healthy development of your child.
  • Extra attention to good nutrition is essential for your health and your baby’s development.
  • Protect your baby from the dangerous effects of drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.
  • It is important to stay active while pregnant but remember you will also need more sleep. Balance your days with rest and exercise.  
  • Stress management and emotional health contribute to a healthy pregnancy.
  • Be aware of how your own situation, health concerns, and risks can affect your pregnancy.
  • Looking ahead - check out our section on baby care.