Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4262 Alberni Valley/Bamfield
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.
Alberni Valley/Bamfield (CHSA 4262) is 3,490 km² in size and is located on the west coast of central Vancouver Island, west of Highway 19. It is comprised of the community of Bamfield and the following First Nations communities: Uchucklesaht and Huu-ay-aht. Geographic features include Great Central Lake, Sproat Lake, Nahmint Lake, Henderson Lake, and Alberni Inlet.