Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4247 Gabriola Island
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.
Gabriola Island (CHSA 4247) is 59 km² in size and is located in the southern Gulf Islands, east of Vancouver Island. It is comprised of Gabriola Island, Mudge Island, Breakwater Island, Link Island, and Courcy Island. Provincial parks include the following: Drumbeg, Sandwell, Gabriola Sands, and Pirates Cove Marine. Major establishments include Gabriola Medical Clinic, Gabriola Museum, and Gabriola Recreation Society.