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.


Current Research

Island Health conducts and supports a wide range of research that:

  • creates new knowledge to improve health and care in our communities;
  • discovers the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases through clinical trials;
  • engages people by working together to ensure that the right patient receives the right treatment at the right time; and
  • applies research evidence to improve health services, support policy-making, and strengthen the healthcare system.

To ensure we're meeting the needs of the communities we serve, we focus on research in:

  • Seniors Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Aboriginal Health

Learn about the difference research makes to health and care (video).