Victorian lockdown ends, midnight July 27

With the easing of restrictions in Victoria, our Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist programs return this Thursday 29th July. Outdoor exercise groups are also back on July 29th, but with a maximum limit of 10 people. This includes: walking groups Nordic Pole Walking Masks remain compulsory when participating in our indoor and outdoor programs, unless an […]

Written by on July 27, 2021

Media release: Eat Well, Drink Well and Clean Well this Dental Health Week

This year’s Dental Health Week runs from 2 to 8 August and focuses on the importance of caring for your teeth and gums to keep your teeth healthy and your smile confident for life. Ray Street Children’s Service is a local Smiles 4 Miles participating service. Supported by CHIRP Community Health, the service is getting involved […]

Written by on July 27, 2021

Snap Five day Lockdown

Snap Lockdown continues in Victoria The Victorian  lockdown which started at 11:59pm on Thursday, July 15th,  has the following effects on our programs and services: All appointments are via Telehealth or in person with COVID-safe practices. All groups are cancelled. Our regular Covid19 screening clinic is operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:30am and 11:30am. Additional […]

Written by on July 16, 2021


You talk – we listen Share your experiences to improve the local health system Murray PHN works to identify the health needs and health gaps in our communities – from Mildura to Swan Hill down to Woodend, across to Seymour and up to Albury. We do this by analysing relevant data as well as learning […]

Written by on July 12, 2021

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

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, Prof Ben Cowie, […]

Written by on June 21, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: Newstead Walking Group trial

18 June 2021 The final day of CHIRP Community Health’s trial walking group in Newstead will be July 7th. Liza Shaw, the Health Promotion Officer at CHIRP Community Health, is coordinating this Newstead trial. “Walking in a group has more benefits than walking alone. Some wonderful conversations can be enjoyed and over time, friendships develop.” […]

Written by on June 18, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: Term 3 Nordic Pole Walking Groups

18 June 2021 CHIRP Community Health Nordic Pole Walking groups – including introductory sessions – will be running at 10am on Monday and Wednesday mornings throughout Term 3 in Castlemaine. Abbie Heathcote, who is nearly 80 years old participated in the classes earlier this year. “My health has improved enormously, and it may have been […]

Written by on June 18, 2021

CHIRP Covid19 screening clinic

Our Covid19 screening clinic is operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:30am and 11:30am. For further information please call  03-5479 1000 to make an appointment 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

Media release: 7 days of lockdown testing

More than 400 COVID-19 tests have been completed at CHIRP Community Health over the recent seven-day lockdown. Deb Barrow, Manager of Allied Health and Wellbeing at CHIRP, congratulates the local community and the testing team involved. “Thank you to every person in our community who patiently presented to our drive-through COVID-19 testing service during this […]

Written by on June 4, 2021

Castlemaine Health’s (Hospital) COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic’s new hours

24th June 2021 COVID-19 vaccinations at Castlemaine Health Castlemaine Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open for business. The clinic is open to the general public. Please remember to bring your Medicare Card and identification showing your date of birth along with you. News alert (24 June)  From Monday, 5 July vaccine supply throughout the Loddon Mallee […]

Written by on May 20, 2021