Community Health Service Areas - CHSA

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Published by the Ministry of Health - Integrated Analytics: Community and Cross Sector
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Community Health Service Area (CHSA) boundaries; 2018 boundary configuration.

On April 1, 2019, the Ministry of Health released a new geography classification that introduces community-level geographies nested within the Local Health Areas.

The CHSAs are a mutually exclusive and exhaustive classification of the land area in BC. CHSAs are contiguous (land area is geographically adjacent) and fit within the existing geographical hierarchy (cannot violate higher-level geography boundaries such as the Local Health Area).

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


The Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) were created to produce a standard geographic definition for community-level analysis of health needs and service provision.

Lineage Statement

CHSAs are built using 2016 Canada census geographies, with the census Dissemination Block used as the foundation.

Contact Information

NameMoH Analytics (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationIntegrated Analytics: Community and Cross Sector

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-04-01
Record Last Modified 2019-04-01
Resource Status onGoing