Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
4253 Oceanside 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.
Oceanside Rural (CHSA 4253) is 810 km² in size and is located on the east coast of central Vancouver Island. It is comprised of Nanoose Bay, Errington, Dunsmuir, Qualicum Bay, Bowser, Fairwinds, Lasqueti Island and the First Nations community of Qualicum. Provincial parks include the following: Arbutus Grove, Gerald Island, Englishman River Falls, Little Qualicum Falls, Cathedral Grove MacMillan, and Horne Lake Caves.