CHIRP Community Health offers a range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness for the Mount Alexander Shire

Welcome to CHIRP Community Health

CHIRP Community Health (registered as Castlemaine District Community Health) is a community based, not for profit organisation that has been working with the Mount Alexander Shire community since 1984.

With more than 30 employees and 80 volunteers, CHIRP Community Health provides a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness. This includes Counselling, Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Community Health Nursing, Housing Services, Family Services, Diabetes Nurse Education, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Youth Mentoring, TAC L2P Program, Resilience Programs in Schools, Tai Chi, Exercise Groups, Strength Training, Parkinson’s Exercise Support, First Aid Training, Mental Health First Aid Training, Walking Groups and visiting services for Podiatry, Cardiology, Endocrinology, JP’s & Employment Services.


SUMMER NOTICE: CHIRP Community Health aims to keep staff, volunteers, and clients healthy and safe during the season of Heat Health alerts.

Accordingly, some CHIRP services may be disrupted during days with Extreme and Severe Fire Danger warnings. All CHIRP Services will be cancelled when a Code Red Day fire danger rating is declared. 

Please see the linked document below that makes clear which programs will run and when. Thank you.

2019 – 2020 Fire rating and extreme heat CHIRP Service Delivery model

Our Services

Our Programs