COVID-19 Update

22nd April 2021 “Go” on vaccination for over 50s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on his recent announcement that National Cabinet has agreed to bring forward the planned COVID-19 vaccination program, with over 50s to be vaccinated from next month. People in Phase 2a will be able to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine from state vaccination […]

Written by on April 19, 2021

Walking away from COVID stress

CHIRP Community Health’s walking group in Harcourt is happening again after a year of covid restrictions. Wendy Barron, a long-term volunteer of the Harcourt Walking Group says that current walking enthusiasm is high now that the group can be together again. “Our group benefits from the walking and so much more. We share excess garden […]

Written by on March 18, 2021

COVID Screening Clinics at CHIRP two days a week

COVID drive through screening clinics are currently operating every Tuesday, and Thursday from 10.30am to 11.30am. If you have symptoms or require a test please call  03-5479 1000 to make an appointment. Alternatively, the DHHS website lists other testing clinics:

Written by on February 12, 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 this, the Boards […]

Written by on February 9, 2021

CHIRP reaches out to LGBTI community

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.  Sherene hit the […]

Written by on December 14, 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. Masks rules are changing all the time, so check the DHHS website for current information. CHIRP […]

Written by on August 10, 2020