Category: CHIRP News

CHIRP and Castlemaine Health Seek Sustainable Future for Community Health Services through Integration

CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to consider options to strengthen community health services in the local area. The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services and will undertake staff and community consultation. Lexi Randall-L’Estrange, Chair CHIRP Community Health […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

CHIRP Opening Hours

CHIRP Community Health doors are open during business hours Monday to Friday, except between 12.30pm and 1.30pm each day. On Fridays our doors close at 4.30pm. We continue to deliver most services by Telehealth, except critical clinical services which are being provided face to face.

Written by on June 3, 2020

CHIRP supports a climate-focused economic recovery

CHIRP Community Health supports a climate-focused economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia’s peak medical groups have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him to act on climate change as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery. Like the pandemic, without an urgent response climate warming will have catastrophic health impacts. Read the full media […]

Written by on August 13, 2020

Healthy Heart of Victoria Mount Alexander

CHIRP Community Health are a partner in Healthy Heart of Victoria Mount Alexander. This collaboration aims to create places that are safe, inclusive, accessible, and more active through thoughtful additions and changes that include: ★ activation of non-traditional recreation spaces ★ increased participation in physical activity by our communities right across the lifespan ★ community ownership […]

Written by on December 10, 2019

Integration plan

Share Your Views to Strengthen Community Health CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to strengthen community health and services in the local area. The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services to ensure the continued provision of accessible and […]

Written by on September 28, 2020

Integration Plan – Frequently Asked Questions

CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to strengthen community health and services in the local area. The Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health are developing a plan for the integration of community services to ensure the continued provision of accessible and responsive community health services for our local […]

Written by on October 19, 2020

Media Release: Maintaining your emotional health during COVID-19

CHIRP Community Health continues to deliver valued services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique event will be impacting people in many different ways such as increased economic hardship, limits to freedom of movement and curtailed social opportunities. CHIRP CEO Dianne Couch wants the local community to know that “counsellors are still available […]

Written by on May 15, 2020

Masks available at CHIRP Community Health

CHIRP Community Health has masks available for distribution to those unable to provide their own mask. Packs of five disposable masks are currently available, and CHIRP Is also awaiting the arrival of re-useable cloth masks from DHHS for distribution. All Victorians aged 12 years and over must now wear a face covering when they leave […]

Written by on August 10, 2020

CHIRP walking groups back on track

CHIRP Community Health walking groups have returned as COVID-19 restrictions ease. All CHIRP exercise groups ceased in March this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Some groups briefly resumed in July but stopped again when the second wave of infections occurred. With an easing of restrictions in regional Victoria it is now possible for outdoor […]

Written by on October 9, 2020