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.


Contracts and Compensation

In addition to physician services funded through British Columbia's fee-for service system, some physician services are provided under contracts which are administered and paid through Island Health.

Physician Contracts are responsible for the administration of contracts that Island Health holds with physicians.     

Physician Compensation is responsible for processing all non fee-for-service payments to Physicians at Island Health.

Contract Process

A contract between Island Health and a physician will begin in one of two ways:

1. A physician or physician group may contact a program area with a service proposal; or
2. A program area may identify need for a service and seek out a physician or physician group.

After the need for a service has been indicated, a funding source is identified and the terms of service are negotiated.  When services and compensation for those services are agreed to, a contract is drafted and signed by the parties.  If the contract is to be renewed, Island Health will send out a notice of its intent to renew.

Please direct questions regarding Physician Contracts or Physician Compensation to the appropriate contact listed below:

Physician Contracts
410 1900 Richmond Avenue,
Victoria BC   V8R 1J8

Elizabeth Gronsdahl

Barbara Lynn Hansen

Physician Compensation
Nanaimo General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo BC V9S 2B7

Email physician_comp@viha.ca