Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)

1110 Fernie

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.

Fernie (CHSA 1110) is 8,040 km² in size and is located in the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, Baynes Lake, Hosmer, Jaffray, Elko, Grasmere, and Roosville, as well as the First Nations community of Tobacco Plains (?akink?um?asnuq?i?it). Fernie borders Western Alberta with geographical features such as the Kootenay River, Lake Koocanusa, and Elk Range.[1]

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

Health Authority:

1 Interior

Health Service Delivery Area:

11 East Kootenay

Local Health Area:

111 Fernie

Community Health Service Area:

1110 Fernie

Primary Care Network community: