Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
1361 Vernon Centre/Coldstream
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.
Vernon Centre/Coldstream (CHSA 1361) is 190 km² in size and is located in the southern interior of British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Vernon and Coldstream. Geographical features include Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, Bella Vista Range, and the Shuswap Highlands. Provincial parks include Ellison Provincial Park and Truman Dagnus Locheed Provincial Park.