Chemainus Health Care Centre

Location:  Chemainus
Operator:  Island Health
Address:   9909 Esplanade Street, Chemainus, BC  V0R 1K1
Phone:      250-737-2040

  • Billing Enquiries: 250-370-8501 or toll free 1-866-995-3299

    Chemainus Health Care Centre - exterior   Chemainus Health Care Centre - interior

  • Contact

    Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


    Publicly Subsidized Units: 75
    Private-Pay Units: 0

    Building Description

    Built in 1994, this two level building with ocean views, has a main floor with resident rooms, dining area, lounges, activity space and reception area. The lower level has the adult day program, staff areas, kitchen, laundry and maintenance areas. Attached to the residential care area there is a laboratory, x-ray department, outpatient physiotherapy and urgent care. 

    Building Amenities

    Hair salon, outdoor courtyards, living room, private dining space, exercise room, bathing rooms, amazing ocean views and family room. 

    Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

    Chemainus Health Care Centre is in a quiet residential neighbourhood. In close proximity to the Chemainus Health Care Centre is a grocery store, beach area, coffee shop and bakery.

    Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

    Rotating church services every Friday.

    Philosophy of Care

    As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values. Homelike, with safe competent ethical care

    Accreditation Status 

    Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report
    Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit here: http://www.accreditation.ca/

    Type of Accommodation

    • Private and semi-private
    • 73 Residential beds, 1 Respite bed, 1 Palliative bed


    Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food, laundry, personal care and accommodation.

    Special Recreational Opportunities

    Six days a week, activity staff are onsite to provide recreation/leisure programs to meet the physical, social, spiritual and mental needs of the residents. A large wheelchair accessible bus is available for outings. A monthly calendar is published to inform residents and families of our upcoming programs. Please call our Activity Dept. at local 42267 if you have any questions. We value the role of volunteers who provide pet therapy, serve tea and coffee and assist us with many of our programs. New volunteers are welcome; please contact the Volunteer Resources Manager at Island Health to learn more.


    Chemainus Health Care Centre is completely wheelchair accessible.

    Motorized Scooter Policy

    Residents wishing to use power wheelchairs or scooters inside the building must first be assessed by our Occupational Therapist. Please call 250-737-2040 extension 42281 for more information. 

    Pet Policy

    As per Island Health policy.
    No pets live at Chemainus Health Care Centre but families/visitors may bring well behaved, clean, vaccinated, leashed pets in for visits. Owners are responsible for observing their pets throughout the visit at all times.

    Smoking Policy

    As per Island Health policy. Residents have a designated smoking area.

    Safety/Security Features

    The facility is fenced and gated plus there is a key padded exit. 

    Facility-Specific Restrictions

    Personal effects policy is in place, please ask for details.

    Visiting Information

    During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).

    Note:  Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."