Our Lucas Facility is the new headquaters of Ballarat Community Health and was officially opened in June, 2014.
The building project received $11.6m in funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing under the Health & Hospitals Fund Program Regional Priority initiative to provide a new Primary Care Facility for the Ballarat community. This has been supported by a further $2m investment by Ballarat Community Health.
The objective of the Regional Priority initiative is to improve access to essential health services to as many Australians as possible living in rural, regional and remote areas through investment in health infrastructure. This will help close the gap in health outcomes between major metropolitan and regional areas of Australia. The aim is to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, integrated care locally to patients and which will help strengthen linkages and the coordination of care between acute and primary health care settings. This aligns with the Ballarat Community Health vision and mission.
Catch the No. 15 Sturt Street West bus, stopping corner Sturt Street and Dyson Drive, Lucas. Our building is adjacent to Woolworths Supermarket. Timetable information is available on the Public Transport Victoria website.
Client parking is also available on site.
Catch the No. 19 Delacombe - Sebastopol bus stopping at the front door of Community Health, or No. 12 Ballarat - Sebastopol Bus and dismount at the corner of Albert and Vickers Street. Timetable information for the No. 19 & No. 12 buses is available on the Public Transport Victoria website.
BCH Wendouree is at two temporary locations
Renovations are about to start on the Ballarat Community Health building at 10 Learmonth Road, Wendouree, which will reopen in 2020. Until then, BCH will be operating out of two temporary locations.
- GP services will be delivered from 1104 Howitt Street, Wendouree.
- Allied health services (counselling, podiatry, diabetes nurse and dietetics) will be delivered from 2/7 Learmonth Road, Wendouree, in the rear of the Central Highlands Water (CHW) building. To access this practice, enter the CHW property from Learmonth Road and follow the drive around to the rear carpark. Follow the signage at the rear of the building for the above BCH services.
For public transport route and timetable information visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
Smythesdale - The Well
BCH - Victoria Street
Victoria Street client access is by appointment only.
headspace Ballarat is operated by Ballarat Community Health. All headspace centres are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Western Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).
headspace Ballarat is all about young people aged 12-25 in Ballarat and surrounding areas
headspace Ballarat provides free services in general health, mental health, drug & alcohol and education & training support.