Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4261 Port Alberni
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.
Port Alberni (CHSA 4261) is 49 km² in size and is located on central Vancouver Island. It is comprised of the city of Port Alberni and the following First Nations communities: Hupacasath First Nation and Tseshaht. Major establishments include West Coast General Hospital, Alberni Valley Museum, Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre, North Island College, and Harbour Quay.