Business Summary
Our aim is to provide coordinated health and community services to individuals and families within the Central Grampians and Wimmera sub regions.
About Us

Grampians Community Health (GCH) is a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee and operates as a registered community health centre under the Health Services Act.

Grampians Community Health (GCH) formerly Grampians Community Health Centre Inc., has operated since 1986 and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to psychosocial health. GCH’s Philosophy is grounded in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986), the Jakarta Convention (WHO 1996) and the Health Development Paradigm now better known as the Social Model of Health, and more recently the Victorian Charter of Human rights and Responsibilities.

Balgartnie joined GCH in 1996 as a Psychiatric Support Service - it has since broadened its role to encompass rehabilitation and sub-regional outreach.

Palm Lodge joined GCH in 2002. Palm Lodge has been in existence since 1976, first as a residential rehabilitation unit for people with a substance abuse problem and more recently as a counselling & health promotion unit for substance abuse, family violence & housing support and gambling problems.

FAQs
Will my partner/family/friends find out?
Grampians Community Health is a confidential service that will respect and maintain your privacy. Your partner/family/friend will not be informed. Your consent is required before any information is given out to other health and welfare professionals.
Is there a cost?
Many of our services we provide are free, for the other services a fee does apply.
Does the Police/CPU have to be involved?
The only time that Police or CPU are involved is if there are concerns for your or your children’s safety. However, this is always discussed with you before any contact is made.
How to access a service?
Referral and self-referral can be made directly to the intake worker for any service at GCH. The intake worker will then make sure you are contacted promptly by the service you need.