Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
1450 North Thompson
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.
North Thompson (CHSA 1450) is 12,520 km² in size and is located in south central British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Murtle Lake, Blue River, Avola, Vavenby, Clearwater and Birch Island. It contains Wells Gray Provincial Park as well as the geographical features Premier Range, Scrip Range, Seymour Range, North Thompson Oxbows Parks, and Murtle Lake.