Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 2.0)

5143 Houston

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. Unless otherwise stated, data presented in this profile are specific to Houston CHSA.

The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.'s healthcare 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. In general, CHSA-level values of health indicators should be interpreted with the population size of the CHSA in mind as smaller populations can have wide variations in data. For example, some rates presented in the profiles or the database are derived based on a small number of people with potentially high risk of re-identification. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of the individuals, these values are not releasable publicly as per the BCCDC policy and are indicated as such.

Houston (CHSA 5143) is 5,640 km² in size and located in northwestern British Columbia, south of Highway 16. Its major population centre is the town of Houston. Provincial parks include the following: Atna River, Morice Lake, Neneikekh/Nanika-Kidprice, Tazdi Wuiez Bin/Burnie-Shea, and Nadina Mountain. Geographical features include the Telkwa Range, Tahtsa Ranges, and Morice Range. For further information, please refer to BC Data Catalogue.

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

Health Authority:

5 Northern

Health Service Delivery Area:

51 Northwest

Local Health Area:

514 Smithers

Community Health Service Area (v.2018):

5143 Houston

Primary Care Network community:


Please note that CHSA-level data presented in this profile refer to CHSA boundary version 2018. CHSA boundaries may be subject to change because they use Census building blocks.