Category: CHIRP News

Back To The Good Things – New Video Campaign

2nd August 21 Getting vaccinated isn’t just about ‘not catching COVID’, as crucial as that is. It’s about reclaiming our old lives; the things we once took for granted. Meeting grandchildren, hugging your mum, catching up with friends. It’s about music festivals, first dates and dancefloor introductions. It’s about an end to home-schooling, and hitting […]

Written by on August 2, 2021

CHIRP Covid19 screening clinic

30th August 2021 Our Regular Covid19 screening clinic hours are:  10.00am to 11.00am: Tuesdays and Fridays. For further information or to make an appointment, please call  03-5479 1000 For other DHHS COVID19 screening clinic: To find your nearest COVID-19 testing site, see Where to get tested on the Coronavirus website.

Written by on June 15, 2021

CHIRP reaches out to LGBTI community

14th December 2020 CHIRP Community Health’s recent Rainbow Tick Accreditation shows the organisation has gone from LGBTI friendly to LGBTI inclusive.      To further improve inclusivity, a new position was created in October at CHIRP under Working For Victoria funding, and Sherene Clow was appointed as LGBTIQA+ Engagement Officer.  This role has enabled CHIRP to be responsive to the needs of the LGBTI Community in the Mount Alexander Shire and beyond.  […]

Written by on December 14, 2020

COVID-19 vaccination – your questions answered: Mental Health Webinar

21st June 2021 Hosted by the Victorian Department of Health, this webinar was for people with mental ill-health, their carers and the mental health workforce. This webinar is now available for viewing online: COVID-19 Vaccination – your questions answered – mental health on Vimeo Presented by Senior Medical Advisor COVID-19 Immunisation Program, Victorian Department of Health, […]

Written by on June 21, 2021

Integration of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health

We have exciting news to share! We can announce that the Minister for Health has formally approved the integration of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health. Integration will be formally implemented on 1 October. From that date, CHIRP and Castlemaine Health will be working as one to strengthen services and programs to improve health and wellbeing […]

Written by on September 27, 2021

Castlemaine Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

31st August 2021 New hours for COVID-19 vaccinations at Castlemaine Health (Hospital) Castlemaine Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open to the general public for eligible people. Please remember: register via the Loddon Mallee Registration Hub check your eligibility before you visit bring your Medicare Card and ID showing your date of birth along with you you must […]

Written by on May 20, 2021

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. Masks rules are changing all the time, so check the DHHS website for current information. CHIRP […]

Written by on August 10, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Nordic Pole Walking in Maldon and Castlemaine

17th September 2021 Nordic Pole Walking groups will be ‘running’ in Castlemaine and Maldon throughout term 4 from early October until mid-December. The weekly one-hour groups will happen at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9.30am, and in Maldon on Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm. All the groups will start in the first […]

Written by on September 17, 2021

Restrictions ease in Regional Victoria

Our outdoor group programs return on Friday 10th September with a maximum of 10 participants per group. This includes all Walking Groups and some Tai Chi groups. Masks remain mandatory during these groups, except for those with a valid exemption. Indoor exercise groups are currently not permitted to occur. All services continue to be delivered. […]

Written by on September 9, 2021


9th February 2021 Feedback from staff and community members has encouraged the Boards of CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health to continue development of a plan for the integration of community services. The priority of the Boards is to ensure the continued provision of accessible and responsive community health services for local communities. To support […]

Written by on February 9, 2021