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Health & Development

If you’ve got worries about the health or development of a little one in your life you’ve come to the right place.

The Comox Valley is full of programs that are focused on helping kids be healthy and develop to their complete potential. This page lists those programs.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Financial assistance is available for Comox Valley children in eligible activities.

Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Program

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health services are available to infants, children and youth up to 18 years of age who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Aboriginal Speech And Language Program

Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry

This program is for families and children 0-6 years who are of aboriginal ancestry. It provides support for children who have speech or language needs in a culturally respectful and inclusive way.

BC Healthy Kids Program

This program helps low income families with the costs of basic dental care and prescription eye wear for their children (under the age of 19).

Child & Youth Mental Health Services

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) services are available to infants, children and youth up to 18 years of age who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Children & Youth with Special Needs Team

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Community Dental Hygienist (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

This program is available for parents with children age 0-5 years who may have questions or concerns about their child’s teeth.

Autism BC – Comox Valley Family Support Group

Child Development Association

This group supports families in our community who have children on the autism spectrum.

FASD Key Worker Program

Wachiay Friendship Centre

This program assists families with children age 0-19 to understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

FamilySmart (F.O.R.C.E Society for Kids’ Mental Health)

An organization that offers a variety of supports to families whose children may have mental health challenges.

Friday’s Child

Aboriginal Head Start

This is a group for families and children under 6 years of age who are of Aboriginal Ancestry.

Health Services List (Age 0-5)

This document lists local, provincial and online health resources for families with young children.

HealthLink BC Nurses Line

Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night.

Hearing Clinic (Island Health)

Courtenay Hearing Clinic

The Hearing Clinic staff work with individual clients, professionals and agencies to identify children and eligible adults who are hard of hearing or deaf.

Immunizations (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

Appointments, clinics and immunization schedules are available here.

Infant Development Program

Child Development Association

A program for families with children from birth to 3 years of age who are at risk for, or who may have developmental delays.

KidSport Comox Valley

Courtenay City Hall

KidSport is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children under the age of 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice.

Occupational Therapy

Child Development Association

This program provides assessment, treatment and intervention strategies for children from birth to school age who need extra support.

Physical Therapy

Child Development Association

This program provides assessment, treatment and intervention strategies for children from birth to school age who need extra support.

Prenatal Classes (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

Classes on labour, delivery and breastfeeding, taught by childbirth educators.

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

The Comox Valley Public Health Unit is home to numerous different health services that are provided in homes, schools and various community settings.

Right from the Start (Island Health)

Public Health Nursing (Island Health)

The Right from the Start program offers support for pregnant women and new mothers, their babies, children and families.

Speech & Language Therapy

Child Development Association

Speech-language therapy for children helps with language difficulties, stuttering and voice problems.

Speech Services (Island Health)

Island Health (Hearing, Speech & Nutrition Services)

For children under the age of 6 who are not meeting speech milestones or if the parent has concerns about their child’s speech.

Supported Child Development Program

Child Development Association

The Supported Child Development Service coordinates inclusive child care for children from birth to twelve who require extra supports.

The Autism Program

Child Development Association

This program provides individualized services for children and youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.