Churchill launch a resounding success

Hundreds of community members toured through the new Latrobe Community Health Service site at Churchill just before Christmas, with many more enjoying the festival atmosphere on Philip Parade.
Families and friends enjoyed face painting, balloon twisting, a jumping castle, petting zoo, henna tattoos and a free sausage sizzle as well as coffee. There were also free massages for the grown-ups.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester together with State Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford, formally launched the building on December 9.
In a nice touch, Don Flanigan – the inaugural chair of the Churchill & District Community Health Centre in 1974 – was also on hand to witness the re-launch of the building he originally opened in 1978.
The $5.3m project provides a new dental prosthetics manufacturing capacity for Gippsland, as well as an expansion of primary healthcare services such as GPs, dental, physiotherapy and podiatry.
A special thanks goes to the wonderful community of Churchill, who came out in throngs to celebrate the launch of the state-of-the-art facility.
If you haven’t visited yet, stick your head in and one of our front office staff will be able to help you.
LCHS Churchill is open for business and offers GP, dental and a range of allied health services.
To book an appointment, phone 1800 242 696 or visit 20-24 Philip Parade, Churchill between 8.15am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Did you know we make custom-fitted mouthguards right here at Churchill?
Playing sport is a fun and active way to stay healthy, but it can also lead to damaged or knocked-out teeth, broken jaws and cut lips.
A custom-fitted mouthguard helps absorb and spread the impact of a blow to the face. It is also much cheaper than the cost of repairing teeth.
At Latrobe Community Health Service, we can help you or your child stay protected and comfortable in the game while playing football, hockey, baseball, basketball, netball or any other sport.
Also if your club orders a minimum of ten mouthguards, we’ll visit your club before or after training for a convenient fitting session and give you a 10 per cent discount. We can also make them in your team colours.
What is the difference between custom-fitted mouthguards and those sold over-the-counter?
Our dental team makes your custom-fitted mouthguard after taking an impression of your teeth to create a plaster model. This means you will get to wear the best-fitting mouthguard, which is most appropriate for you. A custom-fitted mouthguard guarantees maximum protection. Also, they’re comfortable, fit well, allow you to speak clearly, don’t restrict your breathing and won’t move or fall out.
The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard.
How long will it last?
It is important to get your mouthguard checked at your regular dental check-up to ensure it still fits correctly and gives you maximum protection. You might need to replace your mouthguard once your adult teeth come through or if it has been damaged.
Find out more:
Phone Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696 for more information, to get a quote or to book an appointment.