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.


News and Events


May 22, 2014: Comox Valley Nursing Centre marks 20 years 


Chronic Pain Education Series

This five-week course (2 hours at each session) is designed for people living with chronic pain who would like to explore self-management strategies to enhance their quality of life.  Attendance at all sessions is recommended.  The only "cost" is your time, commitment and participation

2018 Schedule

Jan 22 - Feb 26 - registration opens Jan 2th

Apr 23 - May 28 - registration opens Mar 26st

Sept 17 - Oct 22 - registration opens Aug 20th

Session 1  Explain Pain
Session 2  Medication Management
Session 3  Emotional Well Being
Session 4  Exercise
Session 5  Healthy Eating

Where:   Comox Valley Nursing Centre
                615 Tenth Street, Courtenay

Time:     2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Seating limited to 20 participants.  For further information, please call 250.331.8502.  


Super 6 Exercise Program

The Super 6 Program is a series of 6 Exercise and Education classes designed to enhance movement and to teach the basic principles of safe exercise  There are "teaching" and "doing" elements in each class.  The amount of physical activity is gradually increased over the 6 sessions.  throughout these 6 sessions, the instructor will help each participant safely move on to the next step.  Options include walking programs, a home-exercise program or possible re-entry into the Super 6 Program.

2018 Schedule

Jan 23 - Mar 6 - registration opens Dec 19, 2017

Apr 24 - Jun 5 - registration opens Mar 27th 

Sept 25 - Nov 6 - registration opens Aug 28th 

Session 1  Explain Pain-Benefits of Exercising & Goal Setting
Session 2  Pacing Strategies & Breathing
Session 3  Stretching & Soft Tissue Healing
Session 4  Posture & Stabilization
Session 5  Strengthing and Core Exercises
Session 6  Cardiovascular Training & Blood Pressure
Where: Comox Valley Nursing Centre
             615 Tenth Street, Courtenay

Time:    1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Seating limited to 14 participants.  For further information , please call 250.331.8502 and ask to speak with a nurse.  No messages before 9:00 a.m.


Craving Change Workshop - A How To Workshop For Changing Your Relationship With Food

The Craving Change program is a set of 5 two hour small group workshops.  A take home workbook is provided.

2018 Schedule - dates to be determined

 Where: Comox Valley Nursing Centre
             615 Tenth Street, Courtenay

Time:    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Seating limited to 12 participants.  Call to register 250-331-8502.