Williams Lake/East Cariboo
Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
1462 Williams Lake/East Cariboo
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.
Williams Lake/East Cariboo (CHSA 1462) is 12,030 km² in size and is located in the central interior of British Columbia. It is comprised of the communities of Likely, Horsefly, Sugarcane, Alkali Lake, and Williams Lake. It also contains the First Nations communities of Dog/Canoe Creek (Stswécem'c/Xgét'tem'), Alkali Lake (Esk'étemc), Williams Lake (T'éxel'c), and Soda Creek (Xats'úll). Provincial parks include the following: Cariboo Mountains, Cariboo River, and Horsefly Lake.