Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
5142 Smithers 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.
Smithers Rural (CHSA 5142) is 4,230 km² in size and located in northwestern British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Telkwa, Bulkley River, and Witset First Nation. Provincial parks include the following: Babine Mountains, Maclure Lake. Tyhee Lake, Call Lake, Driftwood Canyon, and Old Man Lake. Geographical features include the Bulkley Ranges and the Hudson Bay Range.