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Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Services

Communicable diseases are diseases that are transmitted through close contact with other humans or animals. Some examples include influenza, measles and tuberculosis. Learn more about a specific disease. 

How we help

We monitor communicable diseases, investigate outbreaks and recommend and implement disease control interventions.

Our communicable disease team works to improve public health through:

  • Monitoring communicable diseases
  • Identifying the risk factors
  • Recommending or applying appropriate interventions to stop the spread of the disease
  • Investigating outbreaks of disease in care facilities, other institutions (e.g. day cares, schools) and other community settings
  • Investigating and controlling outbreaks of new and emerging diseases
  • Supporting physicians and Nurse Practitioners with the management of reportable communicable diseases

Our Services

  • Blood and body fluid exposure management
  • Rabies exposure management
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening
  • Immunization services  
  • Communicable disease nursing services
  • Connection to community supports for individuals diagnosed with Hepatitis or HIV 
  • Safer sex and drug use supplies distribution

Most diseases are curable and/or treatable.  Individuals living with a communicable disease can still go on to live a healthy and happy life through regular testing and staying socially and emotionally connected.  We are here to talk about ways to keep you healthy and informed. Contact us at one of our service locations.

Communicable Disease Office Locations

Victoria

1947 Cook Street
Victoria, BC V8T 3P7
Phone: 250-388-2225
Toll free: 1-866-665-6626

Additional services at this location:

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Cinic
Hours:  Mondays 10:00am - 2:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm.
Please call for an appointment
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Nanaimo

#8-1599 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5L5
Phone: 250-740-2615
Toll free: 1-866-770-7798

Additional services at this location:

Adult Immunizations Clinic
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm. 
These clinics are for individuals at high-risk for communicable disease or are in regular, close contact with infected individuals. Talk to a physician for a referral.
  

Courtenay

355 11th Street
Courtenay, BC V9N 1S4
Phone: 250-331-8555
Toll Free: 1-877-887-8835