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Frequently asked questions
How do I make a complaint about my care?
How do I apply for a job?
Please visit our Careers section to apply for jobs and learn about careers in health.
How do I volunteer?
We also encourage you to join our team as a volunteer.
How do I find a new family physician?
Contact HealthLink BC by dialing 8-1-1 toll-free in British Columbia or for deaf and hearing-impaired, call 7-1-1. For email, contact Health Link at email@example.com. The service is available any time of the day or night, every day of the year. You can speak with a person who can help you connect with a health professional.
Can I get a copy of my health record?
Yes. Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you must make a request in writing. For details and instructions, please visit our Access to Information and Records page.
My loved one needs more care at home or may even need to move into a facility. What do I do?
Contact our Home Care Services page to learn about options available to you.
Can I visit my loved one in hospital?
Where do I get my baby or child immunized?
Where do I view restaurant inspections and make a complaint?
How do I get a food permit?
Please visit our food safety page for application forms.
Is my local drinking water safe?
Island Health works with local water suppliers to ensure water meets high safety standards. Please visit our drinking water page to learn more.
How do I make a donation?
Please contact your local foundation to donate or help with fundraising. Thank you for your decision to support quality, local care.
How do I access Island Health information or resources, or recruit participants for my research study?
Please email ResearchEthics@viha.ca with your request. If you have a human research ethics approval certificate or letter, attach it to your email.
How do I access Island Health data for a study or project?
Email DataRequest@viha.ca with a brief description of your project and the data you think you'll need. For research projects or large requests, please use this Data Request Form.