Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
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.
Kitimat (CHSA 5150) is 19,600 km² in size and located in northwestern British Columbia, south of Highway 37. It is comprised of Kitimat, Kitamaat Village, Kemano and multiple islands. It also includes the First Nations communities of Gitxaala, Haisla, and Gitga'at. It is served by the Kitimat Hospital and Health Centre. Geographical features include the Douglas Channel, Tenaiko Range, and Chatsquot Mountain.