OUR DIFFERENCE

OUR STORY

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.

Find your nearest
Community Care Chemist

Apollo Bay

123 Great Ocean Road,
Apollo Bay
 

Ph: 03 5237 6312

Email Apollo Bay

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 2pm

Sunday seasonal

Belmont

157 High Street,
Belmont
 

Ph: 03 5241 1755

Email Belmont

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 2pm

Geelong West

1/184 Pakington Street,
Corner Pakington & Weller Street
Geelong West

Ph: 03 5246 5850

Email Geelong West

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 2pm

North Geelong

75 Separation Street,
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5278 4300

Email North Geelong

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 12.30pm

Sunday closed

Support Centre

28 Church Street
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5246 5800

Email Support Centre

Business Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm