Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4212 Central Cowichan
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.
Central Cowichan (CHSA 4212) is 510 km² in size and is located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island. It is comprised of the city of Duncan, Crofton, Koksilah, Genoa Bay, Sahtlam, Somenos, Cowichan Bay, and the following First Nations communities: Cowichan Tribes and Halalt. Major establishments include Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan Airfield, Cowichan Valley Museum, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, and Vancouver Island University-Cowichan.