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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.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Are you a woman between the ages of 50 and 74? Have you had a screening Mammogram in the last two years?

Walk-In Breast Cancer Screening Mammograms are available through Holyoke Medical Center lab at the Holyoke Health Center on 230 Maple St. on the 1st floor, Monday - Friday from 8am - 12:30pm and 1-4:30pm. No appointment necessary. (Bring your ID and Insurance Card!)

For the month of October, if you get a screening Mammogram at HMC's lab at Holyoke Health Center, you will receive a small gift and get entered into a raffle for completing your screening Mammogram.

For more information, call us at (413) 420 - 2200.

 

 

Walk-in Flu Clinic:

Tuesdays 9:00AM - 11:45AM

Wednesdays 9:00AM - 11:45AM

Thursdays 1:00PM - 4:00PM

 

Flu Clinic is held on the 2nd floor in our Family 2 Department.

 

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

*Flu Clinic is available to established Holyoke Health Center patients, ONLY.

Are you a Rite Aid Customer, and need a new Pharmacy?

Holyoke Health has an on-site Pharmacy
at both our Holyoke and Chicopee locations!

Talk to Your Provider or
Call us at (413) 533-7323 in Holyoke
or (413) 420 - 6222 in Chicopee

National Health Center Week is celebrated nationwide during the week of August 12th - 18th. This year's national campaign theme is "Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America's Health Care Heroes". Holyoke Health Center celebrates NHCW and honors our health care heroes with an employee appreciation luncheon and ice cream social. On Wednesday, August 15th Holyoke Health provided lunch catered by Hamel's Creative Catering to all of our employees in all four of our locations. On Thursday, August 16th United Healthcare provided a DIY ice cream sundae bar for all of our employees at every location. Holyoke Health appreciates the commitment and hard work our employees demonstrate throughout the year, and the quality care they provide to our patients. Holyoke Health thanks our staff for their continued work of meeting the needs of our patients, and also Hamel's Creative Catering and United Healthcare for providing lunch and ice cream to show our staff we appreciate all that they do!

Happy National Health Center Week!

 

Check out photos from our events on Facebook
For more information about NHCW, please visit healthcenterweek.org

 

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Wednesday, August 15th 2018 - The Holyoke Health Center celebrated National Health Center Week with a visit from Congressman Richard Neal and The Boston Foundation. CEO of Holyoke Health, Jay Breines announced our recent grant awards from the federal government, and The Boston Foundation. Congressman Neal announced our $328,000 HRSA (Human Resources & Services Administration) to expand treatment for opioid related services. The Boston Foundation's Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs; Keith Mahoney announced their $50,000 award to Holyoke Health for the support and efforts made during Hurricane Maria for evacuees from Puerto Rico.

National Health Center Week is a national campaign during the week of August 12th - 18th to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's Health Centers. Holyoke Health is proud to participate in this nationwide campaign to celebrate the recent grant awards that will assist HHC in providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare to the community.

To learn more about National Health Center Week, please visit healthcenterweek.org 

The Boston Foundation Awards HHC with $50,000 - Press Release

 

 

Friday, July, 20, 2018 - Today, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) announced $9.75 million for investment in 15 innovative care delivery transformation proposals from Massachusetts providers for the highly competitive SHIFT-Care Challenge. The SHIFT-Care Challenge initiatives aim to reduce avoidable acute care utilization by investing in evidence-based, innovative care delivery models that are community-based, collaborative, and sustainable.

The emphasis of the SHIFT-Care Challenge is to strengthen partnerships among community-based organizations, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and hospitals and health systems. The goal is also to contribute to the emerging evidence that addressing health-related social needs and providing timely access to behavioral health services can result in overall cost savings to the health care system.

This new investment program provides a unique opportunity for awardees to implement evidence-based models to transform care and advance the HPC's goal of better health and better care - at a lower cost - across the Commonwealth.

Holyoke Health Center received a $565,422 award to support innovative models that enable timely access to behavioral health services, in order to prevent avoidable admissions, readmissions, emergency department visits, and/or emergency department revisits. A majority of these initiatives focus specifically on expanding access to treatment for opioid use disorder by implementing models of care that initiate evidence-based pharmacologic treatment in the ED and connect patients to outpatient services for ongoing treatment.

 

For more information about the MPC, visit Mass.gov/HPC

To access the SHIFT-Care Challenge Award Announcement, click here.

Group Acupuncture Clinic

Every Tuesday

9:00AM - 11:15AM

 

Our Acupuncture Clinic is open every Tuesday, and is for established Holyoke and Chicopee Health Center patients. If you would like to attend, register in the Lower Level of our Holyoke Health Center location on 230 Maple St. Patients are welcome to come as often as they like.

 

For more information, speak with your provider.

Holyoke Health Center Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Esparza-Perez Receives Massachusetts Outstanding Community Health Center Clinician Award from the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

June 1, 2018 - The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers will host their annual Awards Gala on Friday, June 1st at the Westin Copley Place in Boston to recognize individuals for their personal achievements and their outstanding service to communities and to the community health center network. Holyoke Health Center's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Alejandro Esparza-Perez, MD will be honored at the gala as one of the recipients of the Massachusetts Outstanding Community Health Center Clinician Award. This award is established to give recognition to a community health center licensed independent practitioner who independently provides care and treatment plans for his or her patients and who has demonstrated consistent support of, and devotion to, the delivery of community health services through his or her clinical practice.

This is a wonderful and well deserved tribute recognizing Dr. Esparza's commitment to the mission of the Holyoke Health Center that he has consistently demonstrated for over 15 years. Dr. Esparza provides his patients with care and compassion, which is obvious to all who have the opportunity to work with him. He also supports our health center community by providing dedicated leadership that dignifies and respects the work that everyone does in support of our patients. 

Congratulations, Dr. Esparza!

Holyoke Health Center will be CLOSED on May 28th, 2018 for the holiday.

 
 
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29th.

It is with great consideration that we have decided to close the Chicopee Dental Center, located at 601 Memorial Drive in Chicopee, MA. Our last day of operation will be May 25, 2018.  Going forward, our focus will be on expanding and improving our other dental facilities in the area. 

If you are currently a patient at the Chicopee Dental Center, the Holyoke Health Center would be honored to continue to treat all of your oral health needs at any of our other facilities. Letters will be mailed out to all patients with information on which facility your current provider will be practicing. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the following phone numbers:

Holyoke Health Center – (413) 420-2839
Chicopee Health Center – (413) 420-6255