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.


Comox Valley

This page contains information about Island Health's Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services for the Comox Valley including Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Denman and Hornby Islands.

Contact Us

941C England Ave
Courtenay BC V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8524
Fax: 250-331-8525

Intake - Screening and Referral Services

  • Intake provides a timely, single point of assessment and access for individuals seeking help for  Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

Services Provided:

  • Assessment
  • Consultation and community resource information
  • Connection of individuals with the most appropriate service MHSU team or community resource
  • Connection to crisis services

Access Services:

  • We accept referrals from self, family physicians and other health/social services professionals.
  • Members of the public, community agencies or physicians can call for a consultation or fax a referral to make an appointment for an initial assessment (intake).
  • Individuals who self-refer or who are referred for an Intake assessment will be offered the next available appointment time.  A cancellation list is maintained and we ask to be advised if a person will not be attending their scheduled appointment.  Individuals can request to be added to the cancellation list.
  • Our drop in groups (Mental Health or Substance Use focused) are open to the public.  A schedule of current groups is available on site or by telephoning our reception at the number above.

Not sure if Mental Health & Substance Use is the right service for you? Call to speak with an Intake Nurse at the number above who will be happy to answer your questions.


Crisis, Emergency and Acute Inpatient Services

Acute and Short Term Services

Support and Recovery Services