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 will be CLOSED on April 16th, 2018 for the holiday.

 
 
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 17th.

Holyoke Health Center will be closed today March 7, 2018 at 4pm due to the snow storm. We will reopen at 1pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

 
 

On Friday, March 2nd 2018, Holyoke Health Center's CEO Jay Breines, along with our Project Coordinator, Glorimar Irizarry, visited WWLP's local news segment Mass Appeal to inform the community about our fund raising efforts for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Holyoke Health Center organized a fundraiser to help Puerto Rican evacuees who have relocated to Holyoke and the Western Mass area. A Puerto Rico pride t-shirt was created in partnership with local company, E.S. Sports, to generate funds to go to providing resources to those in need. T-Shirts can be purchased via the E.S. Sports link below, and are available until March 31st. Holyoke Health Center also created a donation link so that community members can donate to these efforts directly online.

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Purchase a T-Shirt

Our goal is to raise funds to support local efforts that are providing resources and support to the Puerto Rican evacuees that are coming into Holyoke. There are immediate and urgent necessities that these individuals are in need of and the Holyoke Health Center wants to help make sure that local agencies can continue to meet the demands as more Puerto Ricans begin to settle and try to make a home here in the City of Holyoke and in the surrounding western mass area.

ALL PROFITS FROM THIS SALE WILL GO TOWARD HELPING PUERTO RICANS WHO ARE RELOCATING TO HOLYOKE. Estamos Contigo #PRSTRONG

All orders must be placed by March 31 and they will ship by April 16th.

 

T-Shirts can be purchased from the link: Click Here

 

Three months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Holyoke Health Center's Dr. Esparza, Chief Medical Officer, Jay Breines, Chief Executive Officer, and Teresa Lavelle, Chief Human Resources Officer, brought donations of household water filtration systems and other much needed supplies to Aguadilla Airport.  In this second visit to the island, HHC was met by representatives of COSSMA who have health centers in San Lorenzo, Las Piedras, and Cidra.

 

Jay Breines (HHC CEO), Dr. Esparza (HHC CMO) meet Dr. Hernandez(Chief Medical Officer), Javier Jimenez (Program Director), Pedro Caro (Chief Fiscal Director), Suzana Perez (Chief Executive Officer). 

 

 

Jay Breines and Teresa Lavelle organize household water filtration donations with COSSMA staff in Cidra Puerto Rico.

 

 

HHC staff and COSSMA health center staff

 

 

COSSMA's San Lorenzo make-shift exam room in the parking lot of their health center.  Their health center building has been destroyed, however they are continuing to see their patients using whatever means necessary.

 

 

Las Piedras destroyed health center building

 

 

Electric pole still resting on occupied house three months after it fell

 

 

Jay Breines and residents of temporary shelter in Humacao

 

We are raising funds to support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico relief efforts.  Please visit our fundraising page to learn more and to make a donation.

 

 

Like us on Facebook to follow the latest details on Holyoke Health's Hurricane Relief Efforts

 

On Friday, October 6th, Holyoke Health Center's CEO, Jay Breines, and CMO, Dr. Alejandro Esparza-Perez traveled from Westfield Barnes Regional Airport on a plane to Puerto Rico on a mission to assist in Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Multiple staff members from HHC traveled to Barnes to transport medical and dental supplies and pack them into the plane leaving to Puerto Rico for volunteers to deliver to those in need on the island.

Jay and Dr. Esparza-Perez had the opportunity to board the plane and travel to Puerto Rico to help distribute the supplies, and also assess the health needs of those families and individuals trapped on the island. During the mission trip, families were given much needed supplies, and a few were able to board the plane to return back to the Western MA area.

Holyoke Health Center has taken a large role in the community in supporting the hurricane relief efforts and hopes to continue similar mission trips in the near future. Efforts continue within our facility, which is now offering services and assistance to families and individuals who've traveled from Puerto Rico and are staying in the Holyoke area. HHC is developing a process to ensure healthcare is given to those coming from Puerto Rico and also establishing long term care services if necessary.

 

Check out HHC's featured segment on New England Public Radio (NPR) at www.npr.org

Watch the video of the mission to Puerto Rico on News 22 at www.wwlp.com

Watch HHC's featured story on Western MA News at www.westernmassnews.com

Like us on Facebook to follow the latest details on Holyoke Health's Hurricane Relief Efforts

 

 

 

On Monday, September 25th, Holyoke Health Center Pharmacy will be CLOSED until 1:00PM, due to software updates.

For more information, please call (413) 420- 2200

 

Flu Vaccinations will be available beginning September 18th!

 

Walk-Ins Welcome
or Call to Make an Appointment!
(413) 420-2200

 

 

 

Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4th for the holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.