Child Health and Development Resources

See below for further information on Child Health and Development services.

Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) Prevention Services (Public Health)

Prevention Services staff work together with communities, families and individuals to be healthy and stay healthy. Prevention staff offer speech, hearing, nutrition, dental and nursing services. Health services are available free of charge for individuals and families at your local Health Unit.

Peninsula Health Unit: (250) 544-2400
Website: www.viha.ca/prevention_services

Victoria Medical Society (VMS)

The VMS website provides an up-to-date list of physicians in the Greater Victoria and surrounding areas who are accepting new patients.

Phone: (250) 598-6021
Website: www.victoriamedicalsociety.org

The BC Dental Association (BCDA)

The BCDA website offers a search tool for dentists accepting new patients and low-cost clinics.

Website: www.bcdental.org

BC Healthy Kids Program

The BC Healthy Kids Program helps low income families with the costs of basic dental care and prescription eye wear for their children. Eligible clients include dependent children under 19 years of age who receive Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium assistance through the Ministry of Health Services.

Phone toll free: 1-800-663-7100
Website: www.health.gov.bc.ca/insurance/index.html

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health

Provides support for the physical, mental, and social well-being of children, youth and families on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Offers Infant Development Program.

Phone: (250) 510-5390

Supported Child Development Program

The Supported Child Development Program supports children to fully participate in inclusive neighborhood care programs. Child care programs include licensed preschool, group daycare, family child care and school age care. SCDP serves children from birth to age twelve, who have a developmental delay or disability and require extra support.

Phone: (250) 721-6709
Website: www.scdp.bc.ca

Child and Youth Mental Health (VIHA)

Provides a wide range of community-based specialized mental health services to mentally ill children and their families. Provides urgent response to potentially suicidal youth.

Phone: (250) 952-5073

Community Living Victoria

As the largest non-profit community living service provider on Vancouver Island, Community Living Victoria provides a range of support services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Phone: (250) 477-7231
Website: www.communitylivingvictoria.ca

Community Options for Children and Families

Provide support for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, offering respite care, education, and group support.

Phone: (250) 380-6363
Website:
www.communityoptions.bc.ca

Learning Disabilities Association of BC

A resource for parents, caregivers, teachers and individuals affected by a learning disability.

Phone: (250) 370-9513
Website www.idabc.ca

Learning Disabilities Association of BC – South Vancouver Island Chapter

The Learning Disabilities Association of BC – South Vancouver Island Chapter (LDA-SVI) is a not- for-profit organization that educates supports and advocates for children and youth with Learning Disabilities (LD) and or Attention Deficit Disorders AD/HD and their families.

Phone: (250) 370-9513
Website:
www.ldasvi.bc.ca

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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