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Apply for a Clinicians Health Channel Athens Account

The Clinicians Health Channel (CHC) manages who has access to content through a login tool called Athens. Athens allows easy but secure access to CHC electronic resources through a single username and password. Importantly this is the only way you can access the service when you are offsite.

To get the most out of the CHC electronic resources you'll need to register and create a free personal CHC Athens account. Athens is used the world over in medical organisations to manage user access to electronic resources.

Registering and setting up your CHC Athens account is quick and easy. To register you must use your hospital or health network-based email address e.g. If you do not have a hospital or health network-based email address you will need to register onsite at your Hospital or Health Service.

Before you complete the CHC Athens Self-Registration Form, please read the following information:

  1. To register, you must be a health professional employed in the Victorian public health sector or work in an agency primarily funded by the Department of Health, Victoria. This includes hospitals, health services, mental health services and community health centres.
  2. You can either register onsite at your workplace or offsite provided that you can supply the email address issued to you by your employer.
  3. You must supply a valid email address to receive your username and activation code.
  4. Students are not permitted to register for a CHC Athens Account. If you believe you would benefit from accessing CHC electronic resources and you are a student on long-term placement at a valid organisation, you are invited to apply for special consideration by contacting the CHC Help Desk.
  5. All sections below marked with an asterisk (*) require an answer

CHC Athens Self-Registration Form

Your Hospital or Health Service Details

Choose the hospital or health service you are primarily affiliated with*

Professional Group*

Your Personal Details

Terms and Conditions*

Your Privacy

Athens is powered by Eduserv, and is exclusively licensed in Australia and New Zealand to EBSCO. Athens registration is managed by EBSCO on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health. EBSCO respects its stakeholders' privacy at all times. For more information please see EBSCO's Privacy Policy on Please direct privacy related enquiries to the Chief Privacy Officer on +61 (0) 2 8908 2300 or by email to


Thank you for completing the CHC Athens Self-Registration Form. You will shortly receive an email with a link to activate your account.

If you have any problems using this service, please contact the CHC Help Desk on +61 (0) 2 8908 2345 or CHC Help Desk

Last updated: 20 March, 2014

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