Cowichan Valley West
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 2.0)

4220 Cowichan Valley West

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. Unless otherwise stated, data presented in this profile are specific to Cowichan Valley West CHSA.

The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.'s healthcare 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. In general, CHSA-level values of health indicators should be interpreted with the population size of the CHSA in mind as smaller populations can have wide variations in data. For example, some rates presented in the profiles or the database are derived based on a small number of people with potentially high risk of re-identification. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals, these values are not releasable publicly as per the BCCDC policy and are indicated as such.

Cowichan Valley West (CHSA 4220) is 2,380 km² in size and is located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island. It is comprised of Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Honeymoon Bay, and the following First Nations communities: Ditidaht and Lake Cowichan. Geographical features include Lake Cowichan and Seymour Range. Provincial parks include the following: Carmanah Walbran, Cowichan River, and Gordon Bay. For further information, please refer to BC Data Catalogue.

Provided by Health Sector Information, Analysis, and Reporting Division, B.C. Ministry of Health

Health Authority:

4 Vancouver Island

Health Service Delivery Area:

42 Central Vancouver Island

Local Health Area:

422 Cowichan Valley West

Community Health Service Area (v.2018):

4220 Cowichan Valley West

Primary Care Network community:


Please note that CHSA-level data presented in this profile refer to CHSA boundary version 2018. CHSA boundaries may be subject to change because they use Census building blocks.