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.


Medical Affairs


Medical Affairs is responsible for support to medical staff regarding orientation, credentialing and privileging, contracts and compensation, and recruitment.  Here you will find information on these services.

Physician Recruitment & Retention

Physician Recruitment & Retention coordinates the recruitment of general practitioners and specialist physicians. We provide the following services... read more  

Credentialing and Privileging

We are the resource for medical staff credentialing and privileging across Island Health. Each physician, midwife and dentist must receive an appointment to Island Health's medical staff prior to practicing in our facilities or community services... read more 

Contracts and Compensation

Contact us for more information... read more 

Medical Quality Improvement (MQI)

Medical Quality Improvement (MQI) support medical staff with quality improvement, coaching and performance feedback...read more

Enhanced Medical Staff Support

Enhanced Medical Staff Support (EMSS) is a new service to support medical leaders addressing physician professional issues in the workplace, and to enhance the capacity and ability of medical and other leaders across the organization to understand, manage and resolve these issues...read more