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.

two people standing in front of library branch bathroom

Simple, safe, effective: Island Health grant supports washroom sensor project for Vancouver Island libraries

Special sensors in washrooms at select Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches can help save lives and support staff, library users and communities by monitoring for medical emergencies, including toxic drug poisonings. 

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youth receiving harm reduction awards

“Their work will save lives”: Nanaimo youth honoured with 2024 Youth Harm Reduction Award

Island Health has recognized three Nanaimo youth for their efforts to promote harm reduction awareness and training at their school, Learning Alternatives.

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More options available for people needing same day mental health and addiction supports

People on the South Island experiencing a mental health or substance use issue that does not require a hospital visit can now access a same-day assessment appointment and/or walk-in counselling at Island Health’s Central Access and Rapid Engagement Services (CARES) in Victoria.

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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


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


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Central Island Pain Program at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

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


Services offered in this Community