About Us

Connect Health & Community (formerly Bentleigh Bayside Community Health) provides a variety of health and social services across South East Metropolitan Melbourne. Primary health services are currently across the Local Government Areas of Bayside and the southern part of Glen Eira.

Community Transport covers a wider geographic catchment and dental services are not defined by catchment areas, with a seven-chair dental clinic operating from Bentleigh East. Connect Health & Community also has 12 outreach sites providing Gambler’s Help services across three catchment areas throughout the southern metropolitan region.

We work in partnership with consumers and other community agencies. Our health staff are committed to providing quality health care to our community.

We are a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with an independent Board of Directors that receives funding from federal, state and local governments, and a range of partners.


Healthy People, Healthy Communities


Understand and meet the health and well-being needs of our diverse community as a socially responsible business.


Our values underpin our policies, procedures and practice.

Treating all clients, staff and the community with care, dignity and understanding. Providing a supportive and safe work environment for all voluntary and paid staff.

Meet the needs of our diverse community by providing services that are accessible and innovative.

Delivering sustainable, quality services in an efficient and financially responsible manner to achieve health outcomes.
Providing these services professionally and to the highest ethical standards.

Working with clients, staff and external stakeholders to achieve our Vision and Purpose.

Service overview

Connect Health & Community has two sites. Our main service site is located in Bentleigh East, with a second service site in Cheltenham

Our Board

Click here to read about our Board members.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed playing an active role in our diverse and inclusive community, and to being an inclusive and diverse workplace. To learn more, click here.

Children and Young People's Safety and Wellbeing

Our commitment to the community is to create and sustain an environment where all children are welcomed, safe and protected from abuse. Click here to learn more.


Protection of your privacy is very important to Connect Health & Community, and all services provided have systems in place to protect your privacy.

Rights and Responsibilities

As a client of Connect Health & Community you have certain Rights and Responsibilities when you access our services.

    Connect Health & Community acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work, the Boon Wurrung people. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future and uphold their relationship to this land.

Connect Health & Community is a registered business name of Bentleigh Bayside Community Health Ltd. ABN 70136370422