Fort Nelson Population Centre
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
5331 Fort Nelson Population Centre
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.
Fort Nelson Population Centre (CHSA 5331) is 14 km² in size and is the main population centre of the Northern Rockies region, located in northeastern British Columbia, bordering Alberta. Major establishments include Fort Nelson General Hospital, Fort Nelson Heritage Museum, Fort Nelson Demonstration Forest, and Northern Lights College.