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.
Creston (CHSA 1150) is 3,790 km² in size and is located in the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, along the border of northern Idaho. It is comprised of the communities of Wynndel, Kitchener, Yahk, Kingsgate, and Kootenay Lake, as well as the First Nations community of Lower Kootenay (yaqan nuykiy). Geographical features include Nelson Range and Kootenay Lake.