Central Okanagan Rural
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
1371 Central Okanagan 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.
Central Okanagan Rural (CHSA 1371) is 2,320 km² in size and is located in central Okanagan. This CHSA contains most of the rural area around, but not including, West Kelowna, Kelowna, and Lake Country. It contains the communities of Peachland and Killiney Beach, as well as the First Nations communities of Medicine Hill and Medicine Creek. Provincial parks include Trepanier, Graystokes, Myra-Bellevue, Wrinkly Face, Bear Creek, Graystokes, and Fintry.