Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4244 Nanaimo South
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.
Nanaimo South (CHSA 4244) is 28 km² in size and is a community in the city of Nanaimo, located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. It is comprised of the neighbourhoods of southern Nanaimo, Duke Point, Harmac, and Colvilletown, as well as the community of Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo). Geographical features include Nanaimo River, Richard Lake, Chase River Estuary, Cable Bay, and Jack Point.