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Bendigo Community Health Service

Our proud history

Bendigo Community Health Services - a proud history born out of a need for better access to healthcare

This special video showcasing the proud history of Bendigo Community Health Services was made for our 30th anniversary.

It tells the story of our humble beginnings in 1974 born out of a need for better access to care in the Eaglehawk community to expansion into the not-for-profit organisation we are today.

There is some wonderful footage in the video of Bendigo in days gone by and the meeting between Bendigo politician David Kennedy and then Federal Labor leader Gough Whitlam about the importance of community health and the need for better services.

We're proud of our history and the passion and dedication of the people who turned an idea into a reality over 45 years ago and provided a foundation for the 50 services and programs we deliver to care for the health and wellbeing of this great community today.

Thank you all.

VIDEO: Watch this special presentation tracing our great history

Related information

To learn more about some of the people who helped forge BCHS please visit our online Life Members Board click here

To learn more about BCHS today please visit our website at


Last updated: October 2020

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Our Locations

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Bendigo Central

165-171 Hargreaves Street

Now open for our women's, men's and sexual health clinics on a strictly 'appointment only' basis. Call 5406 1200 if you have a question.

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Site Kangaroo Flat August 2021

Kangaroo Flat

19 Helm St, Kangaroo Flat

Phone: 03 5406 1200
Fax: 03 5441 4200

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Mitchell Street

Our Eaglehawk medical practice is currently located at

75 Mitchell Street, Bendigo

Phone: 03 5406 1200
Fax: 03 5441 4200

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46 Jeffrey St, Elmore

Phone: 03 5432 6001
Fax: 03 5432 610

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