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Health & Wellness


Learn more about various medications, what they do, and how they will help you.

Aboriginal Health

With gratitude and humility, we work with Aboriginal communities to listen to and honour cultural beliefs, to identify barriers, and to improve health outcomes as partners in care.

Overdose Prevention

A significant increase in drug-related overdoses & deaths across B.C. prompted Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall to declare a public health emergency April 2016.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) advises British Columbians to review and update their immunization status at any time, and especially prior to any travel.

New Contract for Overdose Prevention Services in the Alberni Valley

Port Alberni – People living with addiction in the Alberni Valley will be able to continue accessing life-saving services at the existing Overdose Prevention Site.
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Island Health reminds people to safely return needles

Island Health is launching a campaign to encourage people who use needles to return them safely.
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Caregivers share wisdom and advice about dementia in new video series

Dementia disorders slowly erode people’s ability to understand and perform everyday tasks, creating new and unexpected challenges for families.
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