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.



We believe in partnerships between clients, family and health care professionals.

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre is located in Courtenay, B.C. and has been a direct entry point for care since 1994.

Read more about the centre's history.

A key strength has been the centre's ability to identify gaps in service delivery and respond in a flexible, client- or community-focused manner, often collaborating with other community agencies (intersectoral approach).

Specific services include health assessment, counselling, health information, lending library, support groups and information about or referrals to community resources.