Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 2.0)

1320 Penticton

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 Penticton 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.

Penticton (CHSA 1320) is 1,560 km² in size and is located in the southern interior of British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Penticton, Naramata, and Kaleden, as well as the First Nations community of Penticton. Provincial parks include Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. Geographical features include Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake. 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:

1 Interior

Health Service Delivery Area:

13 Okanagan

Local Health Area:

132 Penticton

Community Health Service Area (v.2018):

1320 Penticton

Primary Care Network community:

South Okanagan-Similkameen

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.