VIHA launches new service for young parents

Weekend service allows new parents to call public health nurse on weekends

  • Jun. 2, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority is launching an infant feeding and new parent support line.

The service is available every weekend.

New parents living anywhere on Vancouver Island can call the toll-free line at 1-855-339-6825 and be connected with a public health nurse. Nurses work 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours voice messages will be returned within 24 hours.

The goal of the new service is to improve access to support, assessment and resources for new parents.

More information about public health services can be found at viha.ca/children or by calling a local health unit.