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.


Mom's Changes

Pregnancy, childbirth, and becoming a parent are some of the most profound changes a woman can experience. Dealing with these emotional and physical evolutions can be challenging, exhilarating, and sometimes exhausting. In this section, we have provided information and links to help you understand and adjust to the many changes you face during pregnancy.
  • Understanding the changes your body is making to support your baby’s development can help you deal with the physical, mental, and emotional stresses of pregnancy.
  • Accepting the changes in your body will allow you to fully enjoy your pregnancy.
  • Build a network of supportive family members, friends, and prenatal care providers to care for you physically and emotionally.
  • Creating a safe physical and emotional environment is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your baby.