Comox Valley Nursing Centre

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre is a service within Island Health’s Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease management portfolio and is located in Courtenay, British Columbia. We believe in partnerships between clients, family and health care professionals.

The Comox Valley Nursing Centre provides services in the following areas:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Provision of health information, and information about or referrals to community resources
  • Various support and educational groups
  • Men’s Counselling
  • Health Connections Clinic
  • Positive Wellness North Island

Chronic Pain Services offered in the Comox Valley please visit our Additional Chronic Pain Resources.

For Practitioners:

Referral Form: CVNC Referral
Handout: Resources for people living with chronic pain


Health Connections Clinic

Health Connections Clinic at the Comox Valley Nursing Centre is team-based Primary Health Care providing care for Comox Valley residents who don’t have a regular family doctor. 

We provide team-based care for people with complex medical and/or socio-economic needs.  These could include mental illness, substance use, homelessness, poverty, and chronic disease. 

We are family doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses working with you and other healthcare providers to best support your health needs.

To access Health Connections Clinic:

  • Call or drop-in to book an initial intake appointment with a Primary Care Nurse
  • Get referred by an agency
  • Call or Drop-in to book follow up appointments

Positive Wellness North Island (HIV/Hep B&C)

We are a team of health care professionals working in association with your family physician/nurse practitioner and HIV specialist.  We provide an integrated service of prevention, education, treatment and support related to HIV and viral hepatitis. 

How to reach us:

Positive Wellness North Island HIV Services
Phone: 250-286-7152
Fax: 250-286-7103

Located at: North Island Hospital – Campbell River Campus - Wellness Centre 375 Second Ave, Campbell River BC V9W 3V1.

Satellite Service in Comox Valley at Comox Valley Nursing Centre


Workshops/Groups

Chronic Pain Support Group

This support group aims to help people living with chronic pain improve their lives through education, encouragement and fellowship.

3rd Tuesday of the month
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Facilitator/Staff Support: Heather Devine & Gayle Timmons
To register call 1-844-747-7246
Website: www.pipain.com


Chronic Pain Education Series

A 5 week consecutive program (2hrs each session) designed to assist people in exploring self-management strategies to enhance the quality of their lives.  This program is run three times per year.

Jan 21 – Feb 25                 Registration opens January 3, 2019

Apr 29 – Jun 3                   Registration opens April 8, 2019

Sept 16 – Oct 21               Registration opens August 26, 2019


Super 6 Exercise Program

Super 6 Program Description (pdf)

A six week consecutive program with the focus on increasing strength, endurance and general fitness level.  The Super 6 Exercise Program is run by a kinesiologist to re-introduce chronic pain clients to exercise.

Jan 22 – Mar 5                  Registration opens January 3, 2019

Apr 23 – Jun 4                  Registration opens April 2, 2019

Sept 24 – Nov 5                Registration opens Sept 3, 2019


Relaxation Program

Facilitated by a Registered Clinical Therapist, this drop-in class meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. to learn and practice relaxation skills. 

Drop-in, no registration required.


COPD Support Group 

3rd Wednesday of the month
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Meeting includes guest speakers, information, support and exercise for people with COPD and their families - in partnership with BC Lung Association.

For more information call Michele at 250-331-8504 Ext. 68425 or email michele.caley@viha.ca


Osteoporosis Support Group

4 times per year (call centre for date and time)
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

This presentation is open to anyone who is living with osteoporosis and would like to  learn how to improve quality of life.

For more information call Michele at 250-331-8504 Ext. 68425 or email: michele.caley@viha.ca


SMART Recovery group – coming soon in 2019


Additional Chronic Pain Resources

Please visit our health topic about Pain and Pain Management for a host of videos, meditations, links and information related to chronic pain management.


Learn about the history of the nursing centre by watching this video.
 

615 Tenth St
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 1R2

250-331-8502
Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Drop-in Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.