Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
5212 Quesnel 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.
Quesnel Rural (CHSA 5212) is 23,690 km² in size and located in central British Columbia, outside of the city of Quesnel. It is comprised of the communities of Wells, Kersley, and the following First Nations communities: Lhtako Dene, Nazko, Alexandria (?Esdilagh) and Lhoosk'uz Dene. Geographical features include Mowdish Range, Fraser Plateau, Quesnel Lake, and the Cariboo Mountains.