Nanaimo Public Health

Nanaimo Public Health

Serving and involving the people of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Gabriola and surrounding areas to maintain and improve health.

We provide public health programs and services to individuals and our community to increase the health and wellness of the residents we serve. We offer programs and services related to: immunizations; influenza campaigns; child health and development; perinatal; youth sexual health; nutrition; parenting; dental; speech; and hearing.

Some of our babes that come to our Tuesday Healthy Beginnings Class 😍
Come and join us!!! Healthy Begnnings is every Tuesday for all babies 0-6months old from 1pm-2:30pm (at the Nanaimo Health unit) OR in Ladysmith on Fridays for babies 0-12 months 10am-1130am (Ladysmith Health Center). 👶

Did you know in BC all mothers have the legal right to breastfeed in ALL public places😲? Business show your support, come on in and get a free window cling sticker and poster☺️! Pick up from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday at 1665 Grant Avenue! Please share to raise awareness! 🤗

Healthy Beginnings schedule for October!

Nanaimo Public Health Team celebrating the R U OK event yesterday!

[09/07/18]   Nanaimo Public Health is looking for a childminder!

If you are interested in working as a contracted childminder to support our Nanaimo Public Health programs located at Princess Royal Family Centre, please send in your resume
Qualifications are: ECE prefered, 3 years expereince working with children, ability to maintain client confidentiality as well as basic first aid.
A criminal record check is a requirment of the position.
Please send your resume to: or drop off at 1665 Grant ave Nanaimo Attn: Erin Kenning

Healthy Beginnings schedule for September!

[08/22/18]   August is a good time to think about immunizations; especially for your Kindergarten or Gr. 1 child who may have missed their 4-6 year old boosters. Call us Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30 pm - 250-755-3342 to book into one of our school aged clinics

Healthy Beginnings schedule for August!

Healthy Beginnings schedule for July!

Healthy Beginnings Schedule for June!

Central Island Healthy Lifestyles - Shapedown BC

Central Island Healthy Lifestyles is celebrating 5 years of working with families on Vancouver Island. We are happy to be joining up with Nanaimo doctors on May 12th to encourage physical activity during The Walk with your Doc event. Physicians will take to trails at Maffeo Sutton Park with patients and their families. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring your water bottle and meet under the Spirit Square in Maffeo Sutton on May 12th @ 10 am. We look forward to seeing you! Island Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and residential care locations. We serve people on Vancouver Island and its surrounding islands as well as people living in mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet...

Healthy Beginnings schedule for May!

Nanaimo Public Health showing support for Humboldt! #humboldtstrong #jerseysforhumboldt #islandhealth #nanaimo

Group A Streptococcal Infections

A letter issued Friday by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District about streptococcal infection contained inaccuracies. Parents and students should note that the letter discussed an incident of an aggressive streptococcal infection from several weeks ago. There have been no related infections. There is no increased cause for concern. What are Group A Streptococcal infections?

Group A Streptococcus bacteria, also known as GAS or strep, can infect anyone at any age. Infections generally result in mild illnesses. The most common GAS infection is strep throat. Other types of common infections include skin and wound....

Healthy Beginnings April 2018 schedule!

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools District

Check out the SD magazine with a feature of our school wellness centers

The spring edition of ConnectED (digital magazine) is out. Check out what's happening in NLPS - stories include: 1st Bee School in BC, The Best Me I Can Be, Lifelong Learning, Spring break camps & activities and much more...

Healthy Beginnings schedule for March!

Healthy Beginnings schedule for February 2018!

Have you given birth in Nanaimo in the past 3 years? Help us improve maternity patient care by taking out maternity care survey!

Island Health

Though tampon use is not the only factor leading to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), it is one women should consider when making the choice between pads and tampons.

TSS is a rare, but serious infection that presents symptoms similar to the flu. For more information and to learn how to reduce your risk, visit:

Further information from the Government of Canada:

Healthy Beginnings Schedule for January!

Happy New Years to all our Nanaimo families

[12/21/17]   Need your families flu vaccine today!! We have staff available to immunize now till 4pm, come to Grant Ave health unit !!!

Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership - Early Years Healthy Start Fairs

The action packed and completely FREE Early Years Healthy Start Fair is an awesome event for Nanaimo and area families! The fair includes games, stories and activities, public health nursing, family resources, giveaways and much more! Join the fun on Monday, January 15th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre. (Neutral Zone - 421 Franklyn Street, Nanaimo) For more information please visit:
See you there!

Healthy Beginnings schedule for December 2017!

Island Health are looking for volunteers who understand what it is to suffer from an eating disorder and who would be willing to support others on their journey to recovery through 1:1 peer mentoring.

Hand in Hand provides training for those willing to contribute their time, skills, and energy to our community. Learn more:

[11/06/17]   We now have a drop-in immunization clinic at our downtown location (80 chapel street)
Monday afternoons 1 -2:30 - starting today
Come see us :)
Parking in available in the parkade across the street

[11/01/17]   We will be at Oliver Woods Community Centre today offering Flu vaccine to children and families bewtween 13:45-16:00 !! Come see us to get your Flu vaccine

Healthy Beginnings schedule for November!

[10/17/17]   We have some spaces available in our Prenatal Breasfeeding class - next thursday Oct 26th at 5:30 pm
Come join one of our Public Health nurses - Kristin for an informative class.
Call 250755-3342 to register

Lunch Bunch Prenatal group runs every Wed from 10:30-12
Come join us at our new location 80 Chapel Street
We are sharing health information on pregnancy and a healthy meal too :)

Staying healthy during flu season

Some communities are already experiencing sporadic flu activity.
Don’t be a turkey this Thanksgiving weekend. If you’re ill, rest up, stay home and avoid gatherings or visiting loved ones in care facilities.
Here are some tips to stay healthy as flu season approaches: Island Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and residential care locations. We serve people on Vancouver Island and its surrounding islands as well as people living in mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet...

Nananimo Public Health Nurses are all trained to use google translate! Come visit us and we can translate into multiple languages

Healthy Beginnings calendar for October 2017! Click on the image to expand.

Here is the Healthy Beginnings calendar for September 2017. Click on the image to expand.

[08/09/17]   Is your child 4-6 years old?

Have they had their kindergarten vaccinations?

The kindergarten boosters protect against: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Chickenpox.

To make an appointment in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, or Gabriola Island

Island Health

Exciting news! Starting September 19th, Nanaimo/Ladysmith Public Health will be rolling out the baby bed program! :) 😀👶

The #IslandHealthBabyBed program is expanding across Vancouver Island! Participating families with a new baby up to three months old receive a FREE Baby Bed and gifts to promote a healthy start. Families are also connected to public health nurses and programs that support baby, mom and family.

Register and learn more about the program at:

[08/08/17]   Healthy Beginnigs is running today 1-2:30 come join us

Here is the Healthy Beginnings calendar for August 2017. Click on the image to expand.

[07/18/17]   We are happy to share that our computer system is back up and running! We apologize for this inconvience

[07/11/17]   *** IMPORTANT*** our computer system is currently down. We are unable to look up immunization records. If you are planning to bring your chid to our morning drop in clinic today (9-11am), or if your child has an immunization appointment booked for today, please bring any immunizations records, OR call to cancel at 250-755-3342.
Stay tuned for an update!

We will close 260 Irwin Street on June 30th and re-open at 80 CHAPEL STREET on July 17th 2017. July 4- 14, all services will be offered at our Grant Avenue site.
For information please call 250-739-5845, and press 0 for reception!
Women’s Wellness, Prenatal Lunch Bunch and Connections Group will close June 30 and re-open at our new location the week of July 17th.

today at Noon **healthy start fair**

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1665 Grant Avenue
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 5K7

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30
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