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.


Clearview Community Medical Detox

Clearview Detox is a free of charge community residential facility providing treatment for acute medical withdrawal. The 12 bed medically supported facility serves the following regions; Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay/Comox, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Tofino/Ucluelet. 

Contact Us

967 Haliburton Street
(corner of Haliburton & Highview terrace; Entrance off of Highview Terrace)
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6N5
Phone: 250-739-5891
Fax: 250-739-5892

Access Services

Referrals can be made by:

  • Substance use counselor
  • Family Physician
  • Walk in clinic Physician
  • Crisis nurse
  • Aboriginal counselor
  • Mental health nurse 

Once Clearview Detox receives a referral, you will be placed on the wait list and contacted once a bed becomes available.

Admissions are booked by medical priority. Individuals are advised to call daily to check on their admission date. Those from out of town can check in with their referral agenda for admission details. Individuals referred to Clearview Detox must be able to move about independently and manage their own basic self-care. 

Below is a list of phone numbers to call for each region in Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services that provide referrals to Clearview.

  • Cowichan Valley Substance Use Services: 250-737-2007
  • Nanaimo Brooks Landing Access Services: 250-739-5710
    walk in services available Mon-Fri 10:00–6:00pm
  • Oceanside Health Centre: 250-951-9550
  • Courtenay/Comox St Joseph Hospital Substance Use Intervention Team: 250-339-1573
  • Port Alberni: 250-731-1311
  • Campbell River Hospital Crisis Nurse: 250-850-2620
    Tofino/Uclulet Substance Use Team: 250-726-1282

Services Provided

  • 24 hour a day acute, inpatient withdrawal management form a medical team with an average length of stay being 7 to 8 days
  • daily programming that may include AA/NA meetings, psychosocial groups, meetings and acupuncture
  • support for persons in early stages of recovery to address physical, social and spiritual needs.
  • referrals to community resources.

Clearview Detox welcomes people with mental and physical health challenges regardless of race, religion, culture, or sexual orientation. We strive to provide exceptional care and treat all individuals with dignity, compassion and respect.