Sunshine Coast Rural
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
3333 Sunshine Coast 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.
Sunshine Coast Rural (CHSA 3333) is 3,760 km² in size and located in the Sunshine Coast region of British Columbia, west of the Tantalus Range. It is comprised of the Sechelt Peninsula, Nelson Island, Gambier Island, and Earle Range. Provincial parks include the following: Mount Elphinstone, Tetrahedron, Mount Richardson, Sargeant Bay, Simson, Smuggler Cove Marine, and Francis Point.