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.


Care in the Community

Mental Health and Substance Use offers individual and group programs in the community. Services vary from short-term assessment and treatment to long-term programs for those with a serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance use issues. Programs are designed to help clients achieve independence and improve the quality of their lives.

How to access services

Services are free-of-charge and can be accessed through the CARES Clinic (Centralized Access and Rapid Engagement Service), formerly know as intake.

Mental Health & Substance Use Community Programs

Island Health offers the following community mental health and substance use programs. If you are unsure which service would best meet your, or a loved one's needs, please contact 250-519-3485.