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.


Healthy People, Healthy Communities

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, PodiatryChildren's Speech Pathology, Community Transport, Youth Support, VicRoads' Safe Driving Program, Social Groups and Activities and NDIS services

Click here to learn more about our history.

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

Our workforce of 157 staff and 150 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.

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

Connect Health & Community is now governed by the Board of Better Health Network, which was created as part of the amalgamation of Connect Health & Community, Star Health and Central Bayside Community Health Services.

In March 2022, the members of these community health organisations voted in favour of the amalgamation under the principles it would be better for clients, better for staff, better for volunteers and better for the communities we are here to serve.

Find out more about the amalgamation and the better health opportunities it will bring at bhn.org.au

Become a member

Connect Health & Community is in the process of a voluntary amalgamation with Central Bayside Community Health Services and Star Health, and is therefore, no longer accepting memberships.
The new, amalgamated entity, Better Health Network, will be operational soon and further information about how people can be involved will be communicated in due course.

For more information about how you will be able to support us in our work in the future click here .

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to 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.  

Please click here to access our Clients' Rights Brochure

Please click here to access our Carers' Rights Brochure

Connect Health & Community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and recognise the continuing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to their lands and waters. We specifically pay our respects to the Boonwurrung people, as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our head office is located.

Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.


The HDAA Mark provides assurance to service users, patients, staff, stakeholders, regulators, general public and the business community of the organisations’ commitment to maintaining an effective quality management system and level of care and service.

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers can expect from health service organisations.

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