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.


Research Privacy Consultations

Island Health offers pro-active consultations to help researchers design privacy-friendly studies from the start.  

Our Research Privacy Specialist can work with you to better understand Island Health privacy requirements and BC privacy laws, and how you can design your study with privacy in mind. 


The Research Privacy Specialist can answer specific questions on hot topics like recruitment, consent, and data management (including access, use, and storage), or you can request an in-depth review of your study to find the best privacy solution before finalizing your design and submitting your ethics application.