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.


Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment

The Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment Team (ASTAT) provides service to adults with serious short-term mental health conditions. 

Contact Us

3151 Barons Road
Nanaimo, BC
Phone:  250.739.5880
Fax:  250.739.5879

Access Services

Contact Access Services for assessment and referral.

Services Provided

  • Assessment
  • Treatment, primarily in a group context
  • Individual therapy according to need and availability
  • Connects to other appropriate services