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News & Events

Below you'll find the latest news and events.

Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2nd.

Flu season is upon us! The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months of age or older. Stop by our Flu Clinic today and keep you and your family protected against the flu! Walk-Ins welcome, no appointment needed. Flu Clinic is open to primary care patients only.

 

Mondays: 1:00 - 4:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Located on the 2nd Floor in Same Day Care.

 

For more information about our Flu Clinic, call (413) 420 - 2200.

Holyoke Health Center celebrates Recovery Month, a national observance sponsored by SAMHSA, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The observance raises awareness of mental and substance use disorders, celebrates individuals with lived experience and those living in recovery, and acknowledges the contributions of individuals working to provide treatment, and recovery support services.

Throughout the month of September, Holyoke Health Center encourages our patients, employees and community members to join us in spreading the word that treatment is available and recovery is possible! Learn about HHC's recovery support services provided by our Community Health Programs department, including Medication Assisted Treatment, Counseling & Recovery Coaching, Acupuncture, and an Alcohol Use Disorder Program.

Our newly constructed Community Health Programs (CHP) department will celebrate the grand opening of their recently expanded facility on Wednesday, September 25th during Recovery Month. The grand opening will include an official ribbon cutting ceremony alongside local officials, partnering agencies, and members of our CHP team. The new facility includes an additional 6,000 sq. ft. of space for HHC, and allows the CHP department to expand staff capacity and ultimately increase access to services, such as recovery support to our patients and community members. Stay tuned for more details about our grand opening!

Holyoke Health Center will join Hope for Holyoke, a local recovery support center, on Friday, September 27th for a 'Recovery March & Celebration' event! The event starts at Heritage Park at 12:00, where participants will gather and march towards Veterans Park to show their support for recovery. The march will be followed by a recovery celebration at Veteran's Park from 1:00PM - 5:00PM, including special guest speakers, a proclamation from local officials, personal stories of recovery, resource & information tables, music, dancing and much more! Join us as we celebrate our Holyoke Recovery Community!

Take a moment today to say something encouraging to a friend, family member, neighbor, or coworker. You never know who may be struggling. Kind words can empower recovery!

 

For more information about Recovery Month, visit recoverymonth.gov
Hope for Holyoke 'Recovery March & Celebration' CLICK HERE

 

Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2nd for the holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) issued an informational alert for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). According to MA DPH, EEE is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus that can affect people of all ages. EEE is generally spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. EEE can cause severe illness and possibly lead to death in any age group; however people under the age of 15 are at particular risk. EEE does not occur every year, but based on mosquito sampling, a high risk of occurrence of human cases currently exists.

Learn more about EEE and how to protect yourself and your family below:

 

For more information, please visit mass.gov or cdc.gov

Pictured: Congressman Richard Neal, Michael Moriarty, HHC BOD Member, Jay Breines, CEO, Mayor of Holyoke Alex Morse, Tammi Kozuch, Program Manager, and Marlo Connor, COO.

National Health Center Week (August 4th - 10th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishment's of community health centers. The theme of this year's celebration is "America's Health Centers: Rooted in Communities." 

Holyoke Health Center was joined by Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Alex Morse on Thursday, August 8th during National Health Center Week for a formal announcement from CEO, Jay Breines, on HHC's new programs and resources that support the health center's goal of providing increased access to health care to community members. HHC's recent efforts include the construction project for our new Community Health Programs department that will provide an additional 6,000 sq ft. of patient care space for our Medication Assisted Treatment program for patients with substance use disorders, as well as the HIV/AIDS care and counseling and testing services. HHC has also added a Public Health Dentist to our Portable Pediatric Dental Program in the Holyoke and Chicopee Public Schools, and we are targeting 25 schools in the area this school year, a 50% growth from last year.

Thank you to all local officials, partnering agencies, and staff members who participated in our National Health Center Week event!

Check out News 22 coverage on the event, HERE

For more information about National Health Center Week, visit www.healthcenterweek.org

 

The Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th for the holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Friday, July 5th.

Holyoke Health Center is proud to announce our clinical pharmacist, Marisa Piers-Gamble, PharmD, BCACP, has recently completed her certification as a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

"The BPS Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) Program is a credential for pharmacists who have met the eligibility criteria and provided integrated, accessible healthcare services for ambulatory patients in a wide variety of settings, including community pharmacies, clinics and physicians offices. The BCACP provides patient care, develops sustained partnerships with ambulatory patients and other healthcare providers in the context of family and community; and integrates care of both acute illnesses and chronic conditions.

The purpose of the BPS BCACP program is to validate that the pharmacist has the advanced knowledge and experience to optimize patient outcomes by:

  • Focusing on the special needs of patients who may have concurrent illnesses taking multiple medications, and who often administer these drugs themselves or with the assistance of a caregiver at home;
  • Managing patients in between provider visits through treatment assessment, monitoring compliance, refilling prescriptions and patient education and
  • Educating and engaging patients in health promotion and wellness."

Marisa is only the 5th pharmacist in the region to receive this specialty board certification. We congratulate Marisa for her hard work and dedication to Holyoke Health Center and our community!

"I am so thankful to work for an organization that continues to encourage pharmacists to practice at the top of our license and as a part of our provider team!" - Marisa Piers-Gamble, PharmD, BCACP

 

For more information about the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, please visit www.bpsweb.org