CHIRP News

No COVID-19 clinic on Friday

Due to extreme heat on Friday (November 27) CHIRP’s COVID-19 Clinic will be closed. Alternative testing facilities are on DHHS website or call reception on 5479 1000 for assistance in redirection.   DHHS  

Written by on November 23, 2020

Survey aims to find out needs of LGBTIQA+ community

With its recent Rainbow Tick Accreditation CHIRP Community Health  aims to maintain its strong support of the local LGBTIQA+ community. A Survey Monkey has been generated by Sherene Clow in her Working For Victoria role as LGBTIQA+ Engagement Officer as a means to ascertain what the local LGBTIQA+ community members would like to see happen […]

Written by on November 5, 2020

CHIRP Community Health CEO Message

      In September CHIRP Community Health was informed by our information technology provider that we were the target of a cyber incident. This incident involved unauthorised access to our information technology system and access to historical client registration details. An investigation has found no evidence that this information was taken out of our […]

Written by on October 29, 2020

CHIRP Community Health services during pandemic

CHIRP Community Health currently continues to provide support services to the Mount Alexander community, but some group programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Our on site drive through screening clinic provides testing by appointment only. Testing is available: between the hours of 2pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday and Friday, and between 10am and […]

Written by on October 21, 2020

Step out with the new Maldon Walking Group

Maldon has a new walking group which starts on November 9 and will continue weekly on Monday mornings. Interested participants can meet outside the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre at 9.30am and then walk for about an hour. The group is in addition to the Tuesday and Friday walking groups and is for those who enjoy a […]

Written by on October 20, 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

TAC L2P Program is back on the road

The TAC L2P Program is up and running again in the Mount Alexander area. Learner drivers have been waiting for government restrictions to be lifted so they can continue their learn-to-drive journey. New COVID-19 protocols and procedures are in place to keep learners and mentors as safe as possible. L2P Coordinator, Lisa Cavallaro said learners […]

Written by on October 13, 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

We’re Rainbow Tick Accredited

October 5, 2020 CHIRP Community Health have met national Rainbow Tick accreditation standards for organisations that are committed to safe and inclusive practice, and service delivery for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) people. “This is a fantastic feat of our organisation. Congratulations to our Rainbow Tick Committee and the LGBTIQ Community […]

Written by on October 5, 2020

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