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.


Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach Project

The Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach service provides assessment and/or short term treatment for children and youth up to age 18.

We also provide consultation services to family physicians and/or community mental health and substance use teams for non-referred clients.

We encourage open communication with families and involved professionals throughout the process of assessment and treatment.  Your involvement is essential to support the patient’s continuing needs.

Our services include:

  • Assessment by psychiatrist and treatment by family physician and/or community mental health and substance use team.
  • Assessment and short term treatment by psychiatrist and community mental health and substance use teams.
  • Indirect consultation to family physician and/or community mental health and substance use teams on non-referred patients.
  • Educational sessions for family physicians and community mental health clinicians.

Locations served

  • Gulf Islands
  • Discovery Youth and Family Substance Use Service (Victoria)
  • Victoria Youth Clinic


We accept referrals from family physicians, pediatricians and mental health clinicians.

Complete the Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach Program referral form and fax to 250-519-6789.