Learn About Health

Curious to learn more about a health topic? We maintain an up-to-date and accurate source of health information on a variety of important health topics relating to services that we provide. It’s a great place to get started and increase your knowledge. 

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Debilitating pain impacts a growing portion of the population. Learn more about how to effectively treat and manage pain.
None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. A health crisis may affect you or a family member at any time.
Information and resources to help you make healthy, informed decisions about every aspect of your pregnancy and birth.
information about hospital-based, rehabilitation services for adults living in the Island Health region.
With a large rural population, Island Health uses innovative communication and care models to meet its mandate.
Whether it's culture or construction, surgery or substance use, safety is critical to a first-class health care experience.  
From allergies to arthritis to influenza, each season comes with its own set of health care implications. 
We provide specialized programs, services and resources designed to meet the needs of seniors.
Find information and services for you or someone you know who has experienced sexual assault or intentional violence.
A positive, respectful approach to sexuality and living with a healthy body.
One of the single most important steps for improving health is to quit smoking. Island Health provides resources to help quit.
Coping with physical or mental illness is one of the greatest challenges in life. Being spiritually healthy helps people meet that challenge.
Addiction and substance use resources, feedback on harm reduction programs, ways to reduce the risk of overdose and housing options.
Remember the 5 S's of Summer Safety - Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide!
From pre-operative to what to expect after a procedure, learn about surgery at Island Health.
We inspect facilities that perform body modifications because of the higher risk of infection and disease transmission associated with these services.
Influenza has a significant impact on community health throughout the year. Stay informed and learn more about the flu on Vancouver Island. 
Trauma Informed Care helps guide patients and practitioners through the complex experiences of trauma and its impact on health outcomes.
X-rays are also known as radiology or MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
Substance use among youth is a reality. Excessive alcohol or drug use often leads to other complications.