CHIRP News

Tai Chi resumes

  CHIRP Community Health Tai Chi groups will resume in the first week of February and new participants are welcome, but bookings are essential. CHIRP Physiotherapist Janine Truscott started the Tai Chi groups in Castlemaine in 2000. Groups are held in Castlemaine on Monday morning and evening, in Maldon on Thursday morning and in Guildford […]

Written by on January 12, 2021

COVID Screening clinic on Tuesdays

Our COVID drive through screening clinic is open every Tuesday from 10.30am to 11.30am. If you have symptoms or require a test please call 5479 1000 to make an appointment. Alternatively, the DHHS website lists other testing clinics: https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19  

Written by on December 18, 2020

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

Prepare for the fire season

It’s that time of year when we all should be planning to protect ourselves and our properties. The Mount Alexander Shire Council has produced a handy leaflet to point us in the right direction. Prepare for the Fire Danger period Their fire prevention page and the CFA website has further information.

Written by on December 9, 2020

COVID-19 Screening Clinic on Tuesdays

Our COVID drive through screening clinic will now be open every Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am. If you have symptoms or require a test please call CHIRP Community Health on 54791000 to make an appointment The DHHS website lists alternate testing locations: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19          

Written by on December 7, 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 on hold due to COVID-19. Our on site drive through screening clinic provides testing by appointment only. Testing is available from 2pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday. For more information refer to the DHHS website or call […]

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