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Bass Coast Community Health Service

Bass Coast Community Health Service’s (BCCHS) mission is to provide quality, accessible, responsive, community health/primary care services to our community.

We focus on promoting health and assisting prevention of illness for individuals with a range of health care needs. To achieve this we strongly emphasise prevention, early intervention, rehabilitation and education, in addition to direct care

Services and Support Groups

Can I access these services?

All community members of Bass Coast Shire can access our services.

How much will I need to pay?

Fees vary according to income and each individual's ability to pay. Some funded services are free of charge. If any fees are payable they will be confirmed prior to your first appointment. Please refer to our current fees schedule

As Strong as Ever ...

BCCHS was established in 1975 to provide community health care to Bass Coast Shire residents; here we are 35 years on and still operating.

Our aim continues to have the person as our primary focus, and our vision is for all Bass Coast community members to achieve better health outcomes through affordable, accessible, preventative and acute quality care.

News - Rooms for Hire

Bass Coast Community Health Service (BCCHS) is pleased to be able to offer therapy/treatment rooms for hire to visiting qualified health professionals, on either a short term or regular arrangement. Corporate/administrative support can also be negotiated.

Offices are located in San Remo, Wonthaggi & Cowes and are all within close proximity to the regions spectacular coastline, shopping precincts, stunning nature parks, surf beaches and walking tracks. Come and join BCCHS in their vision to provide qualtiy accessible and affordable health services to the Bass Coast. For further information on room availablity at any of our site locations please contact the Corporate coordinator on (03) 5671 9200 or via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Whats Happening ?

bcchs Ophelia group photo2Exciting new project aimed at improving a person's ability to seek, understand and use health information and healthcare services. Bass Coast Community Heath (BCCH) is proud to be one of eight Victorian health service providers participating in the Ophelia (Optimising HEalth LiterAcy) project. In collaboration with Deakin and Monash Universities and the Victorian Department of Health, Bass Coast Community Health will assist in the development of a Health Literacy Response Framework that will guide health services response to the healthy literacy needs of their community.

Paul Greenhalgh pictured second from the left, the Ophelia Project Coordinator from BCCH is excited about being involved in the project."Clients living with chronic disease can require navigation through a maze of health information and health care services. I anticipate that Bass Coast Community Health will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies required to build capacity to improve the delivery of our services to meet the different health literacy needs of our community". Pictured with Paul to his left is Professor Richard Osborne, Deakin University;Alyce Cuman, Bass Coast Community Health; Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, Deakin University; and John Shaw, Bass Coast Community Health taken by Simon Fox Photography

bcchs Ophelia AlyceThe project has a particular focus on people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and mental health problems.
The Ophelia project was launched on Friday 9 August 2013 by the Minister for Health David Davis. Staff from Bass Coast Community Health attended that launch as was given the opportunity to show case their involvement in the project to date.

For further information about the Ophelia project visit OPHELIA on the Deakin Website, watch this great VIDEO or contact Paul Greenhalgh on 5671 9200.

The Ophelia Brochure is available here


The Mens Shed

San Remo Men's Shack!

The Shack is part of the Mens Shed Program that is a movement across Australia providing paticular support to men's health and wellness in a familar environment. For more information please Ph: 5671 9200 ask to speak with the Men's Shed Coordinator.

The vision for men’s sheds is to:

  • Ease the transition of men from full-time employment to other activities in retirement;
  • Establish a place for men that enabled social interaction and activities to maintain the health and wellbeing of those men;
  • Provide support to men in need of help arising from mental illness or other d ebilitating illnesses;
  • Build a culture in the sheds where all men are welcome and where mutual respect and trust are paramount;
  • Provide an additional link between the primary health network and the many men who have no regular contact with that network;
  • Become a focal point in the community for the identification of men’s health issues and actions to resolve those issues.

News -BCCHS Nurse Practitioner Clinics NOW OPEN


Nurse Practitioner Clinics in the Waterline areas A SUCCESS!

The clinics are now open in Corinella and Grantville and the Nurse Practitioners have been embraced and welcomed by the community including the local youth right through to the older person.

Feedback on the easier access to primary health care has been received  "It was so convenient being able to walk to the clinic rather than trying to organise an appointment around minimal public transport in the area. It took just an hour out of my day which could normally take anything up to 5 hours. Thank you for servicing the community locally"

Appoinments can be made for Grantville or Corinella by phoning our receptionist on 5671 9200. Endorsed Nurse Practitioner, Deb Garvey (pictured centre) and Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Jo Kelly (pictured left) have been appointed to conduct the clinics. Jeanette Draper, project worker (pictured far right) assisted in the development and implementation of the model of care, a government initiative.

Still unsure what a Nurse Practioner can do for you, click here for the answers to frequently asked questions

Read more: News -BCCHS Nurse Practitioner Clinics NOW OPEN


News - San Remo Community Wood Fired Oven

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BCCHS have developed a partnership with the San Remo Foreshore Committee in a new innovative initiative

The San Remo Community Wood Fired Oven. Click here for the press release.

The San Remo Community Wood Fired Oven is available to hire for your next function find out how you can impress your guests and hold a function no one has before 

Read more: News - San Remo Community Wood Fired Oven


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Interpreter Services

Interpreter ServicesFor immediate interpreting contact Translating and Interpreter service (TIS)
131 450
or you can ring Bass Coast Community Health directly
(03) 5671 9200 and explain you would like to use an interpreter

Emergency Relief Assistance

BCCHS is funded for Emergency Relief assistance for community members in relation to:

  • food
  • petrol
  • Telstra assistance.

Phone: 5671 9200 to arrange an appointment.

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