Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:

wwww.islandhealth.ca

and a new website for medical staff:

medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca

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.

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Costs

There are no fees for publicly subsidized Home Health Services for palliative clients in the last six months of life.  However, charges do apply for publicly subsidized inpatient hospice and respite care. These charges are based on the minimum residential care rates and are set by the provincial government.  For more information, click here

Additionally, the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program supports individuals of any age in the last six months of life who wish to receive palliative care at home. Under the program, eligible clients receive:

  • coverage of medications used in palliative care through PharmaCare’s BC Palliative Care Drug Plan, and
  • medical supplies and equipment.

For more information, check with your physician, Hospice Society, Home Care Nurse or visit this link: BC Palliative Care Benefits Program.