AIDS VANCOUVER ISLAND – Health and Community Services

355 6th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 1M2

Phone: 250-338-7400   Fax: 250-334-8224

Toll Free Info Line: 1-800-665-2437 

Email: Website:


Monday to Thursday 9am – 4pm (closed between 12pm-1pm)

Fridays 11am – 3pm

Mission Statement

To promote health, dignity, and well-being for all people affected by HIV, HCV, and substance use by delivering sex-positive and harm reduction based education, prevention, and support services.

AVI envisions a community where all people affected by HIV, HCV, or substance use have equitable access to the support and services necessary to experience optimal health and well-being.

Programs & Services:

  • Support, counselling and advocacy to those living with HIV/AIDS  and/or Hepatitis C, their partners, families and friends
  • Harm reduction program to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C including access to injection supplies, safer smoking supplies, safe disposal of used syringes and condom distribution
  • Naloxone distribution and training
  • Educational presentations to schools, community groups and workplaces
  • Extensive information resources for free distribution
  • Services are provided free of charge