Ensuring people receive COVID-19 test results in a timely manner is a critical component in the effort to slow the transmission of the virus in our communities. Supporting the COVID-19 response has placed unprecedented demand on laboratory services within Island Health and health authorities throughout B.C.
Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the University of Victoria. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the UVIC campus in parking lot 10, off Gordon Head Road via West Campus Way (access off Gordon Head Road).
Island Health’s Board of Directors is ending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Selkirk Seniors Village, while new accountabilities and oversight will be added to ensure quality care continues.
People living in North Quadra, Victoria and surrounding communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opening in November.
People living in Victoria and surrounding neighbourhoods will soon have more access to primary health care with the opening of a bigger space and expanded care team at the Island Sexual Health Community Health Centre.