Snow Country
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)

5110 Snow Country

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.

Snow Country (CHSA 5110) is 27,580 km² in size and located in northwest British Columbia, east of Highway 37. Its major population centre is Stewart where the Stewart General Hospital is located. Provincial parks include the following: Ningunsaw, Lava Forks, Great Glacier, Swan Lake Kispiox River, Bear Glacier, Meziadin Lake, and Border Lake. Geographical features include Skeena Mountain, the Stikine Ranges, Bowzer and Meziadin Lakes, and Portland Inlet.[1]

Provided by Health Sector Information, Analysis, and Reporting Division, B.C. Ministry of Health

Health Authority:

5 Northern

Health Service Delivery Area:

51 Northwest

Local Health Area:

511 Snow Country

Community Health Service Area:

5110 Snow Country

Primary Care Network community: