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.
49 School Rd
Alert Bay, B.C.
To reduce spread of COVID-19, each site has a visiting procedure to protect residents, staff, and the public.
Please contact staff to learn more about scheduling a visit.
Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report.
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Publicly Subsidized Units: 10
Private-Pay Units: 0
Facility attached to the Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC), located in Alert Bay, B.C. Access to the community of Alert Bay is by scheduled BC Ferry service from Port McNeill.
10 single occupancy rooms with private bath on one floor. Fenced outdoor courtyard and covered patio.
The dining room looks out onto the courtyard and is open to the common area. A hair stylist comes into the facility. The CICHC has a quiet or sacred room. This is a shared space with local First Nations and is available for the residents and their families to use for private family functions and ceremonies.
‘Namgis Elders’ Centre located across the road from CICHC where there are weekly activities available to ‘Namgis First Nations elders. ‘Namgis Dental Clinic with services available to all Mt Waddington residents.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
While there is no religious affiliation to the CICHC, there are several religious denominations on Cormorant Island. The CICHC maintains close ties with the local First Nations communities and are sensitive to the needs of First Nation residents.
Philosophy of Care
As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values. To provide a home-like socially active environment while encouraging independence.
Type of Accommodation
10 private single occupant rooms with overhead lifts in each room. Each room has a private bathroom with sink and toilet.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Activities are provided through CICHC facility-based recreation program. U’Mista Museum (cultural centre) is located adjacent to CICHC.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooters are housed under a sheltered area for use outside only.
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.
All outside access doors to CICHC are key locked or secured by keypad exits. Main access is through the Acute care side of the CICHC.
Parking is free but limited.
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."