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 70 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.


Our Services

Our Programs



For 35 years, the communities of Mount Alexander Shire have known who to turn to when they need help.

Sadly, CHIRP may not be around to turn to in future.

Government funding has not kept pace with the rising cost of delivering community health services.
This is happening everywhere, but smaller rural services like ours are the hardest hit.

We need a commitment from the Victorian Government, so we can maintain our services
and not be forced to close our doors.

Support a community model of health and let CHIRP get on with delivering vital services for our community