Executive Office

1952 Bay Street, Victoria BC V8R 1J8

Phone: 250-370-8699   Fax: 250-370-8750  Toll Free: 1-877-370-8699

Email:   Website:

Mission Statement:

Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Programs & Services:

Nursing Centre, Comox Valley

615 10th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 1R2 – corner of Grieve

Phone: 250-331-8502 

Website: Comox Valley Nursing Centre | Island Health

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm (closed between 12 – 1pm for lunch)

Drop-in Clinic: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 pm – 4pm

Programs & Services:

  • Chronic Pain Get help dealing with chronic pain. The centre offers access to consultations, education, support, physiotherapy, and exercise programs.
  • Eating Disorders Support and treatment for people experiencing anorexia,  bulimia, and compulsive/binge eating. See: North Island Regional Eating Disorders Program
  • Men’s Health  Supportive counselling for men dealing with health and life transition challenges. See: men’s health 
  • Street Outreach  The Comox Valley Nursing Centre provides outreach for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and serves as a one stop drop-in to connect with community services. See: street outreach
  • Health Library  Books, videos, and internet access are available in our health library.
  • Support Groups  To help clients cope with health issues, the centre hosts and/or facilitates support groups.
  • Workshops  The centre offers a variety of workshops and educational sessions.
  • Nurse Practitioner The Nurse Practitioner at the Comox Nursing Centre is a member of the Positive Wellness North Island program.  The Nurse Practitioner provides primary care services to unattached or underserved patients with a focus on the management of clients with complex chronic disease and high risk medical/social situations.  Specifically, the NP is seeking to support clients who are marginalized, living with Hepatitis C and/or HIV/AIDS or are street involved.  Learn more about the Nurse Practitioner role from the BC Nurse Practitioners Association.
  • North Island Liver Services The North Island Liver Services (NILS) offers a weekly clinic in the Comox Valley for their clients.  This offers easier access for those living in the Comox Valley or areas south.  Clinics are held at the Comox Valley Nursing Centre on Wednesdays.  Appointments must be booked or cancelled through the NILS office in Campbell River (toll free at 250-286-7152).

Programs & Services:

  • Practice Support Program The Comox Valley Nursing Centre is home to other related programs and services.  This includes 1) The Practice Support Program, an initiative that supports primary care physicians and 2) The Primary Health Care Developer.  Learn more about the Practice Support Program

Health Protection and Environmental Services

355 11th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 1S4

Phone: 250-331-8518   Fax: 250-331-8596

  • Conducts inspectional services for community waterworks systems, commercial food services, swim pools and hot tubs, personal services facilities, schools and subdivisions. Also handles applications and sewage complaints for subdivisions.
  • Conducts investigations for food and water-borne illnesses.

Extended Care / Intermediate & Affiliates

  • The Views:  250-339-2242

St. Joseph’s Hospital 2137 Comox Ave, Comox BC V9M 1P2

  • Cumberland Lodge: 250-331-8505 x 68321

2696 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland BC V0R 1S0 

  • Glacier View Lodge:  250-338-1451

          2450 Back Road, Courtenay BC V9N 9G8


  • Comox Valley Seniors Village:  250-331-1183

            4640 Headquarters Road, Courtenay BC V9N 7J3

Mental Health & Substance Use Services 

941C England Avenue, Courtenay BC

Phone: 250-331-8524   Fax: 250-331-8525

Hours:  Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch)

  • Treatment and referral for adults (19+) with moderate to severe emotional, psychological, and/or mental health difficulties who need help urgently, and/or who are at risk of suicide
  • Community support and education for people with significant psychiatric illnesses
  • Self-referrals will be accepted as well as those made by physicians and other health and/or social service providers

Community Health Services

941A England Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2N7

North Island Central Intake Phone: 250-331-8570   Toll Free: 1-866-928-4988

Nanaimo Community Access Centre (For Central Island) Phone: 250-739-5749    Toll Free: 1-877-734-4101


Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Programs & Services:

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Social work
  • Case management
  • Home support
  • End of life care
  • Adult day programs
  • Community clinics
  • Assisted living
  • Access to residential care facilities
  • Short term residential care for caregiver relief
  • Hospice car

Public Health Nursing, Comox Valley

961 England Avenue, Courtenay BC V9N 2N7

Phone: 250-331-8520   Fax: 250-331-8521

Public Health Nursing provides health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention and support services to women, children, youth and families.  Services are provided to individuals, families, groups and communities in homes, schools, health units and community settings.

Public Health Nursing Programs & Services:

  • Children and adult immunizations
  • Free universal prenatal registration
  • Free prenatal classes
  • Information, testing and referrals for STDs, Hepatitis and HIV
  • TB (Tuberculosis) testing and follow-up
  • Information for families on newborn and young children’s health, nutrition, growth and development, baby blues and postpartum depression, community resources and referrals
  • School and youth health programs and health promotion activities
  • Newborn/Mother Helpline: 250-331-8520 (mid-week) 250-218-1388 (weekend)  8-1-1 (24rs) Questions answered on Mother & baby’s health & breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Drop-in Clinics:            

Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Comox Valley Public Health Nursing

Programs & Services:

Travel Health and Immunization Services: call 250-331-8571 or Toll Free 1-877-233-3346

Speech, Hearing and Nutrition Services: located at #104 – 501 4th Street or call 250-331-8526

Dental Services: call 250-331-8520

Communicable disease information, prevention and follow-up: located at 355 11th Street or call 250-331-8555

For more information please visit the Island Health Website: