Island Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and long-term care locations. We serve more than 850,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet.
This section contains information about Island Health, formally known as the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). We encourage you to read about our accountability, including reports and plans, facts and figures from our Medical Health Officers, and how we are doing in comparison with our performance measures.
Before Canada and BC were formed, Indigenous peoples lived in balance and interconnectedness with the land and water in which the necessities of life are provided. Health disparities persist which are due to the impacts of colonization and Indigenous specific racism. Healthy lands, healthy people. Island Health acknowledges and recognizes these homelands and the stewardship of Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Vancouver Island; it is with humility we continue to work toward building our relationship.