Nanaimo, Oceanside, Alberni-Clayoquot

Nanaimo, Oceanside, Alberni-Clayoquot

From city streets to mountain tops to open Pacific Ocean, the diverse coastal communities of middle Vancouver Island face many health challenges. The city of Nanaimo in particular, continues to grow as a health services hub. However, the region's needs are broadly distributed in culturally distinct locations. Whether it’s supporting search and rescue in the rain forest or working with at-risk urban youth, Island Health is here.

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Currents Winter 2024

In this edition we recognize staff and programs having positive impacts on the people we serve, celebrate award recipients, wear red in support of women’s cardiovascular health – and to the delight of hockey fans, and thanks to the Courtnall brothers and the Stanley Cup visit, we shine a light on mental health awareness and consider the importance of checking-in on colleagues and friends. All this and more.

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Applications open for 2024 Youth Harm Reduction Award

Applications open for 2024 Youth Harm Reduction Award

Calling all youth in the Island Health region with a passion for harm reduction: have you or someone you know, worked on a project in the past year that focused on reducing harms related to unregulated substances? 

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New program for training Pharmacy Technicians on Vancouver Island

Locally trained pharmacy technicians have a new, collaboratively developed program to streamline the growing need for work placements. 

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Locations in this Community

Bamfield Health Centre

Bamfield Health Centre

353 Bamfield Rd
P.O. Box 40
Bamfield, B.C. 
V0R 1B0

250-728-3312

Central Island Access Services at Brooks Landing - Children, Youth and Families

Central Island Access Services at Brooks Landing - Children, Youth & Families

#203 - 2000 Island Hwy
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9S 5W3

250-739-5710

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Central Island Pain Program at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, B.C. 
V9S 2B7

250-739-5978

Centre Island Surgical Centre (CISC)

Centre Island Surgical Centre (CISC)

1179 Seafield Crescent #6N, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4S1

250-741-0200

Services offered in this Community