Salt Spring Island
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4141 Salt Spring Island
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.
Salt Spring Island (CHSA 4141) is 190 km² in size and is located in the southern Gulf Islands. Geographical features include St. Mary Lake, Arbutus Point, and Mt. Tuam Ecological Reserve. Provincial parks include the following: Mount Erskine, Mount Maxwell, Burgoyne Bay, and Ruckle. Major establishments include Lady Minto/Gulf Islands Hospital, Centennial Park, and Salt Spring Saturday Market.