Departure Bay
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)

4242 Departure Bay

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.

Departure Bay (CHSA 4242) is 21 km² in size and is a neighbourhood of the city of Nanaimo, located in the east coast of Vancouver Island. It is comprised of Departure Bay and Northfield. Geographical features include Departure Bay, Long Lake, Diver Lake, Cottle Hill, and Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park.[1]

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:

424 Greater Nanaimo

Community Health Service Area:

4242 Departure Bay

Primary Care Network community: