Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
2134 Abbotsford Rural
Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) in British Columbia (B.C.) are administrative bounds nested within Local Health Areas (LHAs) as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. This CHSA health profile contains information about the community’s demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status as represented through various community health indicators. The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.’s primary care network partners, public health professionals and community organizations better understand the health needs of a specific community and to provide evidence for service provisioning and prevention strategies.
Abbotsford Rural (CHSA 2134) is 300 km² in size and nearly surrounds the city centre of Abbotsford, located in the southwestern Fraser Valley. It is comprised of the neighbourhoods of Huntingdon, Kilgard, Barrowtown, West Abbotsford, and Mount Lehman. It also includes the First Nations community of Matsqui. Major establishments include the University of the Fraser Valley and the Abbotsford International Airport. Geographical features include the Fraser River and Mt. Lehman.