News 3 October, 2019

In 1989, the Mordialloc Cheltenham Community Centre, now known as Central Bayside Community Health Services, officially opened in a converted church hall in Mentone.

Over thirty years, CBCHS has adapted to the growing health needs of our local community to provide a wide range of health, disability, child, and aged care services to around 15,000 people each year.

From humble beginnings in the back of Peter Spyker’s electorate office, we now provide services across seven sites and two satellite locations. We pride ourselves on providing equitable access for each individual, supporting those who are most vulnerable, involving our community in planning and improvement, and fostering an inclusive workplace that strives for innovation and customer service.

As we look toward the future, we acknowledge the importance of collaboration, partnering with our local community and recognising that together we can achieve better outcomes.

Then and now…did you know?

  • CBCHS officially opened with just six staff members. Today we have a team of over 250 staff and 200 volunteers.
  • 2019 marks 20 years at Parkdale. For ten years, our main site was located at Venice St, Mentone.
  • The first CBCHS disability service started in 1992 with just a few clients. Today CBCHS provides services and supports to around 150 clients across four locations as well as out in the community and clients’ homes.
  • CBCHS opened with one dental chair in Chelsea in 1999, we now operate eight chairs out of our Parkdale site.