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Wonderful news – our campaign to saved the pharmacy has paid off.

Minister Ley has approved the application for the pharmacy to operate as a community pharmacy within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The community will continue to receive the services and support they have always accessed via the pharmacy as part of the integrated health service at cohealth Collingwood.

Send a message to Minister Ley thanking her for her support.

Messages to the Minister
45 messages and growing

"Dear Minister Ley, I'm writing this letter because I feel very strongly about the positive and highly necessary service the CoHealth Pharmacy provides. They are a key and highly valued service in the Collingwood community, making healthcare ac…" Read More

Lara Chan-Baker

cohealth pharmacy user

"Thank you for supporting our local community pharmacy. I've lived in Abbotsford for 36 years. Cohealth Collingwood have excellently looked after my family of 2 adults and 4 children. Being able to get medicines straight after seeing the doctor takes …" Read More

Sue Beale

local resident

"Dear Minister; I am pleased to hear that you have extended funding for the Cohealth Collingwood Pharmacy till June 2016. Whilst this is a relief for us I urge you to extend the funding beyond this time. Obviously you have realised the vital impor…" Read More

Chris Sitka

cohealth pharmacy user


"Dear Minister Ley I live near the cohealth pharmacy in Collingwood - it's an amazing resource for the community and is really important to our local area. Thanks for extending the funding but please save it properly and commit to keeping it open f…" Read More

Susie Byers

cohealth pharmacy user

"Wonderful news that the cohealth pharmacy has had an extension to their funding. This is a wonderful service and example of integrated health care. Hopefully this will lead to ongoing secure funding" Read More

Jenny Macmillan

cohealth pharmacy user

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cohealth is one of the largest community health organisations in Australia, servicing a broad area of high-growth communities across Melbourne’s northern, western and inner suburbs. Built on the values, reputations and expertise of three respected organisations, cohealth provides quality services across mental health, oral health, family violence, alcohol and other drugs, aged care and medical and integrated health services.

Find out about our newest cohealth Clinic at Laverton Hub


Like our original organisations, cohealth is passionate about consumers and communities having the opportunity to shape and influence services. We call this codesign and actively involve those who use services in their design, development and delivery. We think that services created this way are more likely to be effective and of higher quality. Across our organisation, more than 200 community members and consumers work with us as volunteers or members of our community advisory groups to make sure we hear the voice of consumers, recognise and work side by side with them to shape and target our services.


The leadership teams of Doutta Galla Community Health, North Yarra Community Health and Western Region Health Centre recognised in late 2012 that their shared values and common strengths could be the foundation for an even stronger organisation. Their research made it clear – a larger, united organisation would be able to invest in the people and research needed to be an influential advocate for accessible, equitable health services. The teams collaborated to build a new model and an innovative approach to services, effectively securing a future for the community health services that people in Melbourne’s north and west rely upon. Together, they successfully captured the essence of three dynamic, efficient organisations, creating cohealth to connect their communities.

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Our commitment to providing health services for those most disadvantaged underpins everything we do. As we change, we will continue to be a reliable, respected and trustworthy organisation that our clients and stakeholders recognise as delivering better health outcomes for all. We stand with our clients and communities. cohealth will contribute to evidence-based research and advocate strongly for those who are marginalised. It takes courage for our clients to bring their most difficult health issues to us and we will respond with the same courage and commitment. We stand with our clients and communities, providing a voice to the media and to government.


Our services cover 14 local government areas, which include extensive public housing, a high incidence of homelessness and large numbers of new migrants, with 50% of our clients born overseas. In many of our communities access to employment and education is inadequate, social participation compromised and consequently health status of populations poor. We provide services for:

  • Local communities
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • People at risk of harm associated with alcohol and drug use
  • Families and young people at risk
  • Disadvantaged and disenfranchised people
  • People with or at risk of chronic disease
  • People with or at risk of mental illness or poor mental health
  • Older people with complex needs
  • People who are, or at risk of being, homeless.

We collaborate and partner with many organisations to address health inequalities, including:

cohealth membership
We welcome applications from people interested in becoming a cohealth member. cohealth members receive an invitation to member meetings, can nominate for vacancies on the Board of directors and can vote at the Annual General Meeting or any Special General Meetings. More information and an application form is available here.


Our founding organisations, the oldest of which dates back to 1869, have built a comprehensive collection of services that have been developed with and are trusted by our communities and are vitally important to their ongoing welfare:

  • Health promotion and community engagement
  • Medical – general practice and some specialties
  • Oral health
  • Pharmacy and pharmacotherapy
  • Nursing and allied health (dietetics, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech therapy, occupational therapy)
  • Counselling, case management and residential care
  • Needle and syringe programs
  • Community mental health services

For detailed information about our services, please visit one of our old websites by clicking one of the logos above.


We have more than 30 service sites across Northern, Western and Central Melbourne.


Around 840 people have made the commitment to be part of our team, providing high quality local health services to our communities. We work together to provide innovative and responsive care, and to partner with communities, consumers and all of our stakeholders. Hear the cohealth team talk about the values they bring to the new organisation. Want to become a coworker? Find out about the current positions available at cohealth. Are you a student looking for a placement within the community health sector? Would you like to volunteer your time? Find out more about our student placements and volunteer programs.

Lyn Morgain is cohealth’s Chief Executive.

The Chair of the cohealth board is Kay Rundle. Read more about cohealth’s Board here.

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The Executive Leadership Team
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Executive Leadership Team

From left to right:
Jane Canaway Director Director Clinical Services
Nicole Bartholomeusz Director Operations & Deputy Chief Executive
Sally Mitchell Director Community Mental Health, AOD & Homelessness
Nicole Kondogiannis Director People & Culture
Lyn Morgain Chief Executive
Dianne Couch Director Child, Youth, Family & Aged Care
Catherine Joyce Acting Director Advocacy and Partnerships
Caz Healy Director Strategy



Contact us about services in or near: Collingwood, Fitzroy, & Melbourne CBD – 9411 4333Flemington, Moonee Ponds, & Niddrie – 9377 7100Footscray, Braybrook, Werribee, & Melton – 8398 4100 If you would like to talk to Lyn Morgain, please contact the office of the Chief Executive on 03 9377 7100 during business hours.
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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our offices stand and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the sorrow of the Stolen Generations and the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.