About Us

Connect Health & Community is a not-for-profit community health service, helping residents in the south eastern Melbourne Bayside and Glen Eira areas.

We have been providing health and social services to the local area for more than 40 years, with services including; Counselling, Dental, Diet and Nutrition, Gambler’s Help, Health Promotion, Hydrotherapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Adult Speech Pathology, Children's Speech Pathology, Community Transport, Youth Support, Diabetes Education, VicRoads' Safe Driving Program, Social Groups and Activities and NDIS services

We are funded through Commonwealth, State and Local Government grants.

Our workforce of 157 staff and 200 volunteers, operates from two sites; Gardener’s Rd, Bentleigh East and Bay Road, Cheltenham. We also have staff co-located at other organisations across 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.

Vision

Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Purpose

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

Values

Our values underpin our policies, procedures and practice.

Respect
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.

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

Accountability
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.

Collaboration
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.

Privacy

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