Health Authority Boundaries

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Published by the Ministry of Health - Health Sector Information Analysis and Reporting
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Health Authority (HA) boundaries. 2018 boundary configuration

The HAs are a mutually exclusive and exhaustive classification of the land area in BC. HAs are contiguous (land area is geographically adjacent) and fit within an existing geographical hierarchy, e.g., cannot violate lower-level geography boundaries such as the Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDA) and Local Health Area (LHA).

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Can be used in modelling health statistics as they relate to health authority areas

Lineage Statement

2002 Boundaries were first published

Contact Information

NameMOH Analytics (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationHealth Sector Information Analysis and Reporting

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: HLTH_ATH_B
Comments: Health Authority boundary polygons, with detailed boundaries

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NUMBER HA_NUM NUMBER 3 Is the number of the Health Authority, e.g., 1 through 5.
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NAME HA_NAME VARCHAR2 30 Is the name of the Health Authority, e.g., Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, Vancouver Island, Northern.
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NUMBER_CODE HA_NUM_CD VARCHAR2 5 Is the number and acronymn of the Health Authority, e.g., 1 IHA, 2 FHA, 3 VCH, 4 VIH, 5 NHA.
FEATURE_CODE FCODE VARCHAR2 10 Is a standard alpanumeric code to identify the type of feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 Is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 Is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 Is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 Is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 Is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters