Cowichan Valley West
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
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. 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.
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.