CHIRP News

New Companion Walking Program

Date: 10th September 2020. CHIRP Community Health’s new Companion Walking Program promotes companionship and some gentle walking during the current Coronavirus restrictions. CHIRP volunteers are available to walk with community members in both Castlemaine and Maldon. Volunteers will follow social distancing requirements and wear face masks during the walk. Both male and female volunteers are […]

Written by on September 10, 2020

Media release: Re-usable Masks now available at CHIRP Community Health

8th September 2020 CHIRP Community Health has re-usable cloth masks from DHHS available for those unable to provide their own mask. “All Victorians aged 12 years and over must wear a face covering when they leave home unless they have a lawful reason not to. But purchasing masks may not be an option for those […]

Written by on September 8, 2020

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

Media release: New COVID-19 screening clinic for Mount Alexander

Local residents now have access to a new coronavirus (COVID-19) screening clinic operating at the CHIRP Community Health site in Castlemaine. Testing is available for community members in Mount Alexander Shire showing symptoms of COVID-19 or needing mandatory testing prior to surgery. The drive through screening clinic is located at 13 Mostyn Street and provides […]

Written by on August 26, 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

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 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

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

Media release: CPR & First Aid Courses

Date: 4th May 2020. CHIRP Community Health has adapted delivery of First Aid and CPR courses in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines for employees who need it for their work. “CPR and First Aid Courses can now be delivered online, with an individual assessment on-site that follows social distancing guidelines” says Bronwyn Grieve, Community Health Nurse […]

Written by on May 7, 2020