Mayne Island Health Care Association

MIHCA works with Island Health, local health professionals, other community organizations and residents to ensure that Mayne Islanders have access to as many health and wellness services as possible.

Mayne Island Health Care AssociationOur Impact Why We Exist

Incorporated as a non-profit society in 1975, the Mayne Island Health Centre Association (MIHCA) was formed to:

  • Manage the community health centre that opened in 1976
  • Help identify health service objectives, priorities and programs
  • Promote an integrated system of health delivery on Mayne Island

Mayne Island’s Health Centre houses family physician, nurse practitioner and emergency services as well as an array of complementary health care support services.

MIHCA is led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of local community members.

Mayne Island Health Care Association in the communityOur Story What We Do

In the past, residents of island communities like ours have had to travel off-island for many health care services.

MIHCA’s goal is to reduce the frequency of off-island travel for health services that could be delivered cost-effectively, conveniently and efficiently here on Mayne.

The emergence of numerous new health-related technologies can facilitate that – technologies like Telehealth (remote specialist consultation over the Internet) and point-of-care testing (diagnostic testing equipment), to name just two.

We are already fortunate to have a robust health care system on Mayne Island; endless opportunities exist to enhance service delivery even further.

Mayne Island Health Care Association grand openingOur Programs How We Do It

Locally delivered health care services

Primary care is provided by a family physician, nurse practitioner and a first call nurse.

Specimen collection for diagnostic lab testing is provided two mornings a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) by appointment.

While there is no pharmacy on Mayne, the Mayne Island Courier goes to Sidney three times a week and, for a fee, will pick up filled prescriptions from Sidney’s Shoppers Drug Mart and deliver them to Mayne Island residents.

Mayne Islanders benefit from speedy and seamless response to emergencies. Trained first responders – members of Mayne Island’s volunteer fire department – are dispatched to the source of emergency calls, and patients are transported to the health centre by ambulance for assessment and off-island referral (if required). Depending on the nature of the emergency, BC Ambulance Services may evacuate a patient to a major health care centre via helicopter, water taxi or ferry.

Mayne Island Health Care Association

MIHCA works with Island Health, local health professionals, other community organizations and residents to ensure that Mayne Islanders have access to as many health and wellness services as possible.

MIHCA also promotes health and wellness in the community and spearheads fund-raising campaigns for specific initiatives such as new programs, services, equipment and expansion.

What You Can Do

  • Join MIHCA for a nominal $5 annual fee and be eligible to attend board meetings and vote at annual general meetings
  • Consider becoming a board member
  • Make a tax deductible donation to MIHCA

Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax deduction. Donations may be dropped off at the health centre or mailed to:

#100-526 Felix Jack Road, Mayne Island, BC  V0N 2J2

Contact

Lindsay Allan
Chair
250.539.2238
Charitable Number: 119035111RR0001

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