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.


Medical Genetics Services

We assist individuals and their families through the process of identifying a genetic diagnosis.  We provide information and support to help them cope and decide on the best course of care for themselves or their family.

Children and adults may be referred for genetic assessment and counselling for a variety of reasons:

  • Evaluation and diagnosis of genetic conditions.
  • Parent(s) who have had a previous pregnancy or child with a birth defect, developmental delay or a known or suspected genetic condition.
  • A family history of a birth defect or a known or suspected genetic condition.

Service Locations

Appointments are provided in person though clinics at the Victoria General Hospital and at outreach clinics throughout Vancouver Island.  We also use Telehealth when it is the best option.

Referral Process

Referral from a healthcare professional is required for these services.

Preparing for your appointment

You may have received a medical and family history questionnaire upon your referral.  Please complete and submit this prior to your appointment. If you need another copy, please select the appropriate form below: