Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4245 Nanaimo West/Rural
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 West/Rural (CHSA 4245) is 1,080 km² in size and is located on central Vancouver Island, west of Highway 19 and the city of Nanaimo. It is comprised of East Wellington and Extension. Geographical features include Mount Benson, Mount Cokely, Mount Arrowsmith, Mount DeCosmos, Nanaimo Lakes, Westwood Lake, Labour Day Lake, Fourth Lake, Jump Lake, and McLaughlin Ridge.