Worried about shingles? Don’t risk it!

Worried about shingles? Don’t risk it!

Anyone who’s suffered shingles will tell you it can be debilitating. Shingles (herpes zoster) is the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. About 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime. The virus that causes shingles lies dormant in nearly all adults over 50 years of age […]

Get your health goals back on track

There is a saying by the famous Chinese philosopher Confucius; ‘When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps’. Did you start 2024 with good intentions? Already off track meeting those health goals? Maybe your motivation is MIA or perhaps you just need to commit? If […]

Celebrating 125 years of caring for Geelong

In December 1898, the first Geelong United Friendly Societies dispensary opened in Moorabool St with the goal of bringing affordable and accessible medical supplies and health care to local residents. 125 years on, the organisation now known as Community Care Chemist, remains committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of the Geelong community. Community Care […]

Treatment for common health conditions now available without prescription

Community Care Chemist is participating in a statewide pilot program designed to improve patient access to health care services. As part of the 12-month Community Pharmacist Pilot, eligible patients can attend any of the five Community Care Chemist locations in the region to receive treatment for some common health conditions, without the need to see […]

Take action! Come to a sun awareness clinics

It’s National Skin Cancer Action Week (20-26 November) – and here’s what you can do to improve your sun protection. If you have any skin concerns, book your place in one of our Sun Awareness Clinics taking place across our pharmacies in November. We use state-of-the-art digital imaging to identify the hidden effects of sun […]

Help at hand with spring allergies

Spring has sprung! And while nature is abuzz with new life, the sight of flourishing flowers and blossoming trees can quickly drive those with allergies back indoors, seeking refuge under their covers. If you’re one of the 20 per cent of Australians grappling with hay fever, you don’t have to endure it silently; help is […]

Community Care Chemist reaches far and wide

As Geelong’s only not-for-profit pharmacy group, community is at the heart of everything we do. Over the past 12 months Community Care Chemist has contributed more than $60,000 in cash and goods to the local community, as well as providing free flu vaccinations. Here are just some of the organisations we’ve supported throughout the year: […]

Healthy eating on a budget – five ways to eat well and save

With the cost of living increasing by the day, most of us have had to look at our spending habits. How can we still plan to eat healthily when fruit and vegetables have had one of the highest increases in cost over the past year? Well, with a little planning, it can be done. Follow […]

Tackling the diabetes epidemic with education

With one person diagnosed every five minutes, diabetes is one of the biggest challenges confronting Australia’s health system. At Community Care Chemist our goal is to assist and support people living with diabetes, as well as educating people about the warning signs and what to look for – as many people are not even aware […]

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