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

Victoria Lockdown Update

COVID restrictions for regional Victoria Updated restrictions for Regional Victoria from 11:59pm on Thursday, June 9 and how this relates to our programs: All appointments are via Telehealth or in person with COVID-safe practices. All indoor group programs remain cancelled. Outdoor groups are happening with COVID-safe practices Our Covid19 screening clinic is operating on Tuesdays […]

Written by on May 28, 2021

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

Castlemaine Health’s (Hospital) COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is open to the general public. Bookings are preferred, with limited walk-in appointments available dependent on vaccine availability. The Hospital’s Vaccination clinic is providing the AstraZeneca vaccine to all adults aged 50 years and over. Please remember to bring your Medicare Card and identification. Castlemaine Health’s (Hospital) COVID-19 Vaccination […]

Written by on May 20, 2021

COVID-19 Update

30th April 2021 Latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination More Victorians are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from Monday 3 May 2021. People aged 50 years and over will be able to access the AstraZeneca vaccine at: General Practice Respiratory Clinics and state vaccination clinics (including high volume vaccination centres) from 3 May 2021. A participating general […]

Written by on April 19, 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