Our Mission

Our Mission at the Holyoke Health Center is to "Improve the health of our patients through affordable, quality health care and comprehensive community-based programs to create a healthy community."

News & Events

Below you'll find the latest news and events.

Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th for the holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.

 

National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. The 18th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017.

What steps can I take for better health?

To improve your physical and mental health, you can:

  • Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (check-up) and preventative screenings.
  • Get active.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seat-belt or bicycle helmet.

Find out what additional step you can take based on your age.

SOURCE: www.womenshealth.gov

We would like to assess the knowledge of our patients when it comes to emergency contraceptives (EC). This will help us understand if we need to provide more education and support to our patients on EC. Please click on the link to access this short survey. Thank you!

 

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(Holyoke, MA) - Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month this May, particularly on the 16th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, taking place on May 3, 2017. The purpose of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avioding too-early pregnancy and parenthood through an interactive online quiz.

Throughout the month of May, teens nationwide are asked to visit StayTeen.org and take the National Day Quiz and play Level Up: An Epic Swiping Adventure, two interactive, engaging digital resources that challenge them to think carefully about what they might do "in the moment" through a series of interactive scenarios.

The extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy and childbearing over the past two decades prove that progress can be made on tough issues. In fact, few social problems have improved quite as dramatically over the past 20 years as teen pregnancy.

The latest news on the teen pregnancy front has been incredibly positive. Since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have declined by 55% and 64% respectively and are now at record low levels.

The Holyoke Health Center has been a strong supporter of teen pregnancy prevention in the Holyoke community. We are actively involved in the Mayor's Task Force to prevent teen pregnancy; Holyoke's Adolescent Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention Accountability Committee (HASHPPAC). Since the committee was formed in 2010, Holyoke's teen birth rates have decreased by 52%. 

For more information on National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, please visit TheNationalCampaign.org

National Minority Health Month 2017: Bridging Health Equity Across Communities

Did you know that your zip code can be a predictor of your health? Along with your income and education level, where you are born, grow, live, work, play, learn, and age determines your quality of health. The choices you make each day about what to eat, when to work out and whether or not to see a doctor are important. The condition of your surroundings, or the social determinants of health, is the other part of the foundation upon which better health is built. However, many American, particularly racial and ethnic minority populations, are significantly impacted by the social determinants of health and the resulting disparities, or inequities, in health and health care.

Each April during National Minority Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) raises awareness about health disparities, their causes and the impact they have on minority communities and on the nation as a whole. This year, the HHS OMH is proud to join its partners in communities throughout the country as we build bridges to help end disparities in health and health care.

Bridging health equity across communities extends beyond public health - it focuses attention on the indirect social and economic conditions in which we live. By addressing the social determinants of health and working together across sectors, we can help eliminate health disparities and advance health equity for everyone.

National Minority Health Month 2017 is focused on access to transportation that makes it possible to get to a well visit; neighborhoods where it is possible to exercise or play outdoors; and accessible grocery stores that make it possible to eat a well-balanced diet. Through collaboration with those who lead efforts to improve education, the safety of our neighborhoods, and other aspects of our communities, we can improve living conditions and help individuals live longer and healthier lives.

To learn more, visit the National Minority Health Month website and sign up for OMH email updates.

Holyoke, MA: On Thursday, April 13th Attorney General Maura Healey visited the Holyoke Health Center along with Mayor of Holyoke; Alex Morse, to discuss the current opioid epidemic affecting communities across the Commonwealth. Attorney General Healey held a brief Q and A in our pharmacy department, where staff members from our Suboxone Team and our Pharmacy Team asked and answered questions about the opioid crisis in Holyoke, and the services we provide here at Holyoke Health Center.

We would like to thank both Attorney General Healey and members of her office, along with Mayor Alex Morse, for visiting us today, and their continued support for the work we do in our community to provide addiction services and resources to our patients and community members.

 

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Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20th in honor of President's Day.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.

Holyoke Health Center and all locations are closed today, Thursday February 9th due to weather.

We would like to thank all of the local businesses who donated to benefit our Annual Employee Appreciation Event. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Italian Friendly Restaurant www.italianfriendlypizza.com
Fernandez Family Restaurant Fernandez Facebook Page
Capri Pizza www.capripizzashop.com
Brennan's Place Brennan's Facebook Page
The Cake Lady 123thecakelady@yahoo.com
Hair Changes www.hairchanges.com
Salon Jade Salon Jade Facebook Page
Mt. Joe To Go - Downtown www.mtjoe.com
Pizza D'Action www.pizzadaction.net
Bamboo House Bamboo House Facebook Page