Prince George North Fraser Rural
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
5245 Prince George North Fraser 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.
Prince George North Fraser Rural (CHSA 5245) is 27,570 km² in size and located in central British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Bear Lake, Willow River, Upper Fraser, Ferndale, and Penny, as well as and the First Nations community of McLeod Lake. Provincial parks include the following: Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den, Arctic Pacific Lakes, Eskers, Carp Lake, and Kakwa. Geographical features include Mt. Sir Alexander, Misinchinka Range, Nechako Plateau, and McGregor Plateau.