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Welcome to Bellarine Community Health

Bellarine Community Health Ltd (BCH) is the major provider of primary health services to the Bellarine Peninsula.

BCH operates from five health centres in Drysdale (two sites), Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Portarlington. BCH is a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

A number of key principles underpin the operations of Bellarine Community Health.

  • Bellarine Community Health is a pivotal and critical player in improving health of the Bellarine Communities
  • Access and social equity are vital to improving personal and community health outcomes
  • Community Engagement is paramount
  • Bellarine Community Health respects the diversity and autonomy of professional practice
  • Bellarine Community Health is committed to making positive contributions to primary health care
  • Bellarine Community Health is committed to building effective communication, collaboration and partnerships between Primary Health Care and the wider health system in the delivery of quality health care to the communities of the Bellarine

Why Choose Us

BCH offers the broad range of primary health services required by the local community which include

Allied Health

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Nutrition and Dietetics

Community nursing and support

Home Nursing, Palliative Care and Continence Clinic

Young people's services

including a dedicated clinic and specialised health and support services for young people

Public dental services

including a dedicated clinic and specialised health and support services for young people

Excercise group & social programs

Supporting local projects and activities to influence the causes of poor health

Excercise group & social programs

with specialised clinicians in Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition/Dietetics

Excercise group & social programs

Gyms at Point Lonsdale and Portarlington for social programs

General Practice

Doctors that you can rely on for treatment

What makes us different to the others

Our Executive Team

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Garry Ellis
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Kathy Russell
  • Executive Director Child, Youth & Families – Liz Womersley
  • Executive Director Primary Care & Aged Services – Julie Scheuber
  • BCH Organisational Chart

Our Vision

Bellarine Community Health will be the leader in primary health services in Victoria.

BCH will deliver a broad scope of health services & wellbeing programs for all people in our diverse communities.

Our Mission

These five values and behaviours underpin our actions in order to achieve our strategic goals

  • Community first
  • A positive and inclusive environment
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Integrity