Chemainus Health Care Centre - Long-Term Care

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Access to subsidized long-term care is coordinated by Island Health staff.

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized long-term care. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on private long-term care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

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9909 Esplanade St
P.O. 499
Chemainus, B.C. 
V0R 1K1


Island Health

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours.

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report.

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit:


Publicly Subsidized Units: 75
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Built in 1994, this two level building with ocean views, has a main floor with resident rooms, dining area, lounges, activity space and reception area. The lower level has the adult day program, staff areas, kitchen, laundry and maintenance areas. Attached to the long-term care area there is a laboratory, x-ray department, outpatient physiotherapy and urgent care. 

Building Amenities

Hair salon, outdoor courtyards, living room, private dining space, exercise room, bathing rooms, amazing ocean views and family room. 

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Personal effects policy is in place, please ask for details.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Chemainus Health Care Centre is in a quiet long-term care neighbourhood. In close proximity to the Chemainus Health Care Centre is a grocery store, beach area, coffee shop and bakery.

Philosophy of Care

As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values.Homelike, with safe competent ethical care.

Type of Accommodation
  • Private and semi-private
  • 73 long-term care beds, one respite bed, one palliative bed

Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food, laundry, personal care and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Six days a week, activity staff are onsite to provide recreation/leisure programs to meet the physical, social, spiritual and mental needs of the residents. A large wheelchair accessible bus is available for outings. A monthly calendar is published to inform residents and families of our upcoming programs.

Please call our Activity Dept. at local 42267 if you have any questions. We value the role of volunteers who provide pet therapy, serve tea and coffee and assist us with many of our programs. New volunteers are welcome; please contact the Volunteer Resources Manager at Island Health to learn more.


Chemainus Health Care Centre is completely wheelchair accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Residents wishing to use power wheelchairs or scooters inside the building must first be assessed by our Occupational Therapist.

Please call 250-737-2040 ext. 42281 for more information. 

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy. No pets live at Chemainus Health Care Centre but families/visitors may bring well behaved, clean, vaccinated, leashed pets in for visits. Owners are responsible for observing their pets throughout the visit at all times.

Smoking Policy

As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone.  

Smoking and vaping is not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots. 

Residents have a designated smoking area.

Safety/Security Features

The facility is fenced and gated plus there is a key padded exit. 

Spiritual Care

Chaplain available.

Visiting Information

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Influenza Protection Policy.

Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands