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.


Outpatient Services

Child, Youth and Family Mental Health

We offer interdisciplinary outpatient services for children and youth who are experiencing serious, complex, emotional, behavioural and psychiatric challenges which have exceeded the resources of their home community.

Anscomb Outpatient Services

Anscomb Outpatient Services is offered to children, youth and families experiencing serious and complex psychiatric challenges. The goal of the program is to work in concert with families to evaluate and plan treatment in order to increase a child or youth's mental health and functioning at home, at school and within the community. Anscomb Outpatient Services are located at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health in Victoria. Read more about Anscomb Outpatient Services.

Central Island Adolescent Psychiatry Program (CICAPP)

The Central Island Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program (CICAPP) provides comprehensive and coordinated individual and family consultation and psychiatric evaluation and treatment for youth up to18 years old.

Our goals are to support youth and families living in Central Island communities to reduce significant emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric symptoms and increase the mental health and functioning of youth at home, school and in their community. Read more about CIAPP.

Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach

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.  Read more about Collaborative Psychiatric Outreach.

Adolescent Outpatient Services

Comox Valley Hospital Wellness Centre, 101 Lerwick Road
Courtenay, BC
250-331-5900 ext: 65321