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Temporary changes to hours, closures at some Island Health outpatient labs to support COVID-19 response

To support directions around social distancing and to ensure laboratory staff and supplies are best positioned to respond to COVID-19, Island Health will temporarily adjust the hours at some outpatient labs across Vancouver Island and temporarily close others.

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Only essential visits allowed to Island Health facilities

To support the Provincial Health Officer’s directions around social distancing and protect our residents, patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19, Island Health has made the difficult decision to allow only essential visits to our facilities.

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Avoid social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19

To support the Provincial Health Officer’s directions around social distancing and protect our residents, patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19, Island Health wants to reinforce the importance of avoiding gatherings to limit the spread of this virus.

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FNHA/FNHC/FNHDA Advise Against All Gatherings to Prevent COVID-19 Spreading

COAST SALISH TERRITORY – VANCOUVER, BC –

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Possible COVID-19 exposures at the University of Victoria, Saanich Commonwealth Place

VICTORIA - Island Health is notifying people who attended three classes at the University of Victoria on March 12, those who attended the swimming pool at Saanich Commonwealth Place on March 12, and those who attended a kickboxing class as Saanich Commonwealth Place on March 15 about possible exp

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Visitor restrictions in place at Island Health facilities/outpatient clinics

To keep our patients, families and staff safe and in keeping with the provincial health officer’s recommendations for social distancing, Island Health is limiting the number of visitors entering our buildings, effective immediately. 

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Island Health COVID-19 referral-only screening clinic in Victoria

Island Health is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the BC Centre for Disease Control to respond to COVID-19. While there are confirmed cases in the province, the risk to British Columbians and Vancouver Islanders remains low.

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Urgent care units at Cowichan-based health centres offer care close to home

Cowichan Valley residents who need same day medical treatment for urgent and chronic medical conditions are benefitting from urgent care units located at the Chemainus Health Care Centre and the Ladysmith Community Health Centre.

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Let's get personal: Island Health’s Community Wellness Grants support projects focused on sexual health and gender

You’re never too old to learn something new about sex—just ask Penny Pitcher.

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Expansion of Duncan wound care clinic benefits community and nursing staff

Marlene Rice, a wound care clinic client at Duncan Community Health Services on Ingram Street, says the recent addition of a third treatment room for wound care is a big benefit for clients and for nursing staff alike.

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