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.


HerWay Home

Child Centred · Women Focused · Family Oriented

HerWay Home provides non-judgmental health care and social supports for pregnant and parenting women who have a history of substance use and may also be affected by mental health issues, violence and trauma.

Our Services

  • Pregnancy and post-natal information
  • Primary health care
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Parenting support and advocacy
  • Infant and child services (breastfeeding support, immunizations, development and dental hygiene)
  • Support around current and past abuse and trauma
  • Nutrition (meals provided at groups, nutrition information and prenatal vitamins)
  • Information and advocacy around accessing housing, income assistance, legal advice, employment and training
  • Outreach and accompaniments  

General Information

  • We work with women who are pregnant or whose babies are under 6 months old at time of intake
  • Once connected, a woman can remain with the program until her youngest child reaches 3 years old
  • There is no age limit for mothers to register
  • Services are provided through groups at HerWay Home and through community outreach

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