Prior to being known as Community Care Chemist, our iconic pharmacy was referred to as The Geelong United Friendly Societies Dispensary. Established in 1898, the organisation provided its members with welfare benefits of various kinds, including much needed medicines at a lower price.
WHO WE ARE TODAY. WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Over 115 years later, Community Care Chemist is still a much loved local icon in Geelong. We are one of the few pharmacies that still adopt the ‘friendly societies’ model. As a not-for-profit organisation, we exist to serve our members and customers with a whole health and whole heart approach.
Here are some of the reasons we’re different:
- We love our COMMUNITY – that’s why our profits are returned as benefits to you, through the support of health and community sponsorship activity. Find out more
- We believe in HEALTHY REWARDS – that’s why we give more back to our members via our Healthy Rewards program. Find out more
- We have a WHOLE HEALTH approach – we embrace traditional western medicine and natural, alternative medicine to deliver the best health management solution for you.
- We have a WHOLE HEART approach – a pharmacy with a conscience; we genuinely care for the health and wellbeing of our members and customers. That’s why you won’t find us behind the dispensary. Instead, when you visit us, you’ll be greeted by our friendly pharmacist and pharmacy staff at the front of the store. It’s just another way we provide quality service and advice.