Burns Lake South
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
5222 Burns Lake South
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.
Burns Lake South (CHSA 5222) is 18,720 km² in size and located in central western British Columbia, south of Highway 16. It is comprised of the communities of Southbank and Ootsa Lake, and the following First Nations communities: Cheslatta Carrier, Nee Tahi Buhn, and Skin Tyee. Geographic features include Ootsa Lake, Francois Lake, Eutsuk Lake, Tetachuck Lake, and Whitesail Lake, Nechako Reservoir. Provincial parks include the following: Francois Lake, Entiako, Tweedsmuir, and Nadina Mountain.