Better Health Channel


Community health centres operate across Victoria. They offer a range of community health services to local residents, focusing on health promotion, and disease prevention and management. 

The services offered vary between community health services, depending on the needs of people in the local area.

Services provided

May include:

  • audiology
  • child health services
  • chronic disease management
  • community rehabilitation
  • counselling and support services
  • dental health
  • dietetics
  • disability services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • exercise physiology
  • family planning
  • health promotion activities
  • home and community care
  • medical and nursing services
  • mental health services
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • post-acute care
  • refugee health
  • speech therapy.


Available to all Victorian residents.

Priority access is given to disadvantaged populations with the poorest health and the greatest economic and social needs.

How to access

Visit the Community Health Directory to find a community health centre near you.


The cost of attending a community health centre varies depending on the care provided and your ability to pay. Health care card holders are charged a discounted fee. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost. 



Conventional healthcare


  • Remember to take your health care card, if you have one, when you visit your community health centre.


  • In an emergency, call triple zero (000).