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.


Public Health Units

From December through March, to help protect against the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. Look for masks near main entrances, hand washing stations or at reception/admitting.

For more information about visiting our facilities during flu season, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF). 

Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness.

Campbell River Health Unit

Comox Valley Health Unit

Duncan Health Unit / Margaret Moss Health Unit

Esquimalt Health Unit

Gold River Health Centre

Ladysmith Health Unit

Lake Cowichan Health Unit

Nanaimo Health Unit (Public Health)

Nanaimo - Princess Royal Family Centre (Public Health)

Nanaimo - Communicable Disease Program

Oceanside Public Health Services (formerly Parksville/Qualicum Health Unit)

Peninsula Health Unit

Port Alberni Public Health Services

Port Hardy Health Unit

Port McNeill Health Unit

Saanich Health Unit

Salt Spring Island Health Unit

Sooke Health Unit

Tofino and Ucluelet Public Health

Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Office

Victoria Health Unit

West Shore Health Unit