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.


Prevention Speech


This program provides speech and language services to infants, toddlers and preschool children.  


Services - Greater Victoria

    • Assessments
    • Individual therapy
    • Parent training for home programs
    • Parent course:  Early Language Stimulation

To receive services, children must:

  • have only speech and/or language delays or disorders, and
  • be preschool aged – not yet eligible for kindergarten.  

Children with developmental disabilities and children who are deaf or hard of hearing are not served by this program.

Services - Nanaimo

Children are assessed and intervention may be provided using a variety of methods including:

  • Consultation sessions with family
  • Parent groups targeting vocabulary building
  • Individual therapy
  • Play-based intervention

Contact Information

Find a specific Speech-Language Clinic near you.

Community Partners Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health