Island Health recognizes that health care is a public service, accountable to the province and the residents of BC, and as such, encourages open and timely communication with media.
Our Communications, Planning, and Partnerships staff are committed to:
- Provide timely responses to media inquiries.
- Provide factual information in an honest and forthright manner while ensuring patient confidentiality and safety are protected as required by law and Island Health policy.
- Seek proactive and positive media attention when opportunities arise.
Regular Business Hours
|Central & North Island||250-739-6303|
Weekends and After Hours
After-hours media line for all locations
Call for urgent inquiries only after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays.
This is a Nanaimo-based number which is call-forwarded to the Communications staff member on call at any given time.
Please do not use email for urgent, after hours inquiries as on-call responsibilities rotate among Communications staff. Please use the 24/7 number below.