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Capable, willing and nimble: HPES responds to COVID-19

The impressive efforts of Health Protection and Environmental Services (HPES) are another example of how teams across Island Health have come together in inspiring ways to meet the challenges of COVID-19 in our communities.

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Have symptoms? Get tested for COVID-19

B.C.’s COVID-19 testing strategy has been expanded to include anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild.

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Urgent and Primary Care Centre opens in Victoria

Victoria residents will have better access to team-based care with the opening of the new James Bay Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC) set for April 28.

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If you need emergency care, Island Health is here for you

Island Health wishes to remind everyone on Vancouver Island that if you are experiencing a medical emergency, we are ready to provide the care you need.

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Currents Spring 2020

This Spring 2020 issue of Currents is in.

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New wellness and recovery centre to open in the Cowichan Valley

Cowichan Valley – People in the Cowichan Valley will soon benefit from a new Wellness and Recovery Centre. The new Centre, which opens in fall 2020, will provide a range of services to support people living with addiction and mental health concerns.

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The Harbour supervised consumption service goes mobile in response to COVID-19 needs

With the approval of Health Canada and Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer for Island Health, effective immediately, The Harbour supervised consumption service will transition its operations

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Island Health temporarily suspends pay parking

Island Health is temporarily suspending pay parking for the public, staff and medical staff, at all health authority owned and operated sites, effective April 1 through April 30, 2020. 

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Island Health extends appointment of administrator at Comox Valley Seniors Village

Island Health is extending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Comox Valley Seniors Village.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at pub, personal services establishments in downtown Victoria

Island Health is notifying people who attended the Sticky Wicket Bar & Restaurant in Victoria between March 5 and 15, Foxy Box on March 16, BF Beautee on March 11 and The Fix Healthcare on March 14 and 16 about possible exposures to COVID-19.

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