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.


Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) - Nanaimo

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and rehab support for adults with complex recovery needs ranging from chemical dependency or serious mental illness or co-occuring disorders AND significant impairment in functioning.
  • ACT serves clients with serious mental illnesses that are complex and who have very significant functional impairments.
  • ACT services are delivered by a group of mental health staff from a variety of disciplines, who work as a team and provide the majority of treatment services.
  • ACT services are individually tailored to the needs of each client.
  • ACT teams are mobile and deliver services in the community.

Contact Us

Intake Line:  250-739-5710

Access Services

  • Referrals are done internally through the Pathways system, or directly from the community via ACCESS Services at Brooks Landing phone 250-739-5710.

Services Provided

  • Service coordination
  • Crisis assessment and intervention
  • Psychiatric/Psychological treatment and supports
  • Psychiatric medication: prescription and management
  • Services/supports for concurrent substance use disorder
  • Work-related services
  • Activities of daily living
  • Social/interpersonal relationship and leisure-time skill training
  • Peer support services
  • Support services
  • Family-centred services