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.
Comox (CHSA 4311) is 72 km² in size and is located on the east coast of central Vancouver Island. It is comprised of Comox, Grantham, Little River, and the First Nations community of Comox (K'ómoks). Major establishments include Comox Valley Airport, Comox Air Force Museum, and the Canadian Forces Base. Provincial parks include Kin Beach and Kitty Coleman Beach. Geographical features include Goose Spit, Balmoral Beach, and Comox Harbour.