Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
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.
Cedar/Wellington (CHSA 4246) is 62 km² in size and is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, south of Highway 19. It is comprised of the communities of Cedar, Cassidy, and South Wellington. Major establishments include Nanaimo Airport, and WildPlay Element Parks. Provincial parks include the following: Hemer, Morden Colliery, and Roberts Memorial. Geographical features include Nanaimo River, Quennell Lake, Holden Lake, Beck Lake, Boat Harbour, and Kenary Cove.