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Health & Wellness


Learn more about various medications, what they do, and how they will help you.

Aboriginal Health

With gratitude and humility, we work with Aboriginal communities to listen to and honour cultural beliefs, to identify barriers, and to improve health outcomes as partners in care.

Measles Catch-up

The B.C. immunization catch-up program helps families protect their children against measles. The program runs from April to June and provides measles vaccines for children from grades K-12.

Island Health recognizes that people are concerned about their immunization status.

Cowichan Community Paramedic Valued Member of Island Health Team

COWICHAN VALLEY - “Mike has become an important part of our team and everyone is so supportive of him – he even gets hugs in the hallway!” Donna Jouan-Tapp, Manager of Island Health Community Health Services in Duncan, is referring to Mike Wright, a BC Ambulance Service community paramedic and fo
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New Mental Health and Substance Use Clinic Now Available on the Westshore

People in the Westshore who need mental health and substance use services can now get the help they need closer to home at the new Central Access and Rapid Engagement Services (CARES) Clinic.
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Heart Awards celebrate recovery for people with Mental Health and Substance Use challenges

“He’s a big ball of positivity so when I called to tell him he’d been nominated for a Heart Award, he was very excited,” says Katrina Witschel, a mental health worker with Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Lasting Homes residential program.
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