Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4211 South Cowichan
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.
South Cowichan (CHSA 4211) is 240 km² in size and is located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island. It is comprised of Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Bamberton, Malahat, and the community of Malahat First Nation. Provincial parks include the following: West Shawnigan Lake, Spectacle Lake, and Bamberton. Geographical features include Shawnigan Lake, the Malahat Ridge, and the Saanich Inlet.