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News & Events

Below you'll find the latest news and events.

 

Do You Feel That You or Someone You Know Has A Problem With Alcohol?

 

Holyoke Health Center now offers a team approach for the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Dependence). The programs goal is to help those who drink alcohol in an unsafe or unhealthy manner to either drink less or to stop drinking completely. Medical studies have shown that a team approach to alcohol treatment is more effective than medication alone. We've put together a team who will provide the support and guidance you need.

You must be a patient of the Holyoke or Chicopee Health Center to participate.

OUR TEAM:
  • Physician - Dr. Barry Feingold
  • Recovery Coaches
  • Therapists
  • Referral to a Psychiatrist (if needed)
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
 

To make an appointment, please call (413) 420 - 2200 and ask for an Alcohol Treatment Appointment.

Or stop in Same Day Care, or the Chicopee Health Center Front Desk.


Holyoke Health Center will host a week-long event November 26th - 30th in honor of World AIDS Day. The event is part of a worldwide campaign celebrated annually on December 1st to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Throughout the week of November 26th, the Holyoke Health Center's Community Health Programs Department will host an information table in the 1st floor lobby, daily from 10AM - 4PM. The Community Health Program staff who specialize in HIV/AIDS, will provide resources to patients and community members on STI Testing and counseling, PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence, and HIV Care Management. Condoms, lubricants, and giveaways will also be provided at the table.

Holyoke and Chicopee Health Center staff will be wearing red ribbons throughout the week to show support for people living with HIV. The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.

On Friday, November 30th, the Community Health Programs Dept. will hold a private observance to remember the HIV-positive patients we've lost over the years.

An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2015, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those people, about 15%, or 1 in 7, did not know they were infected.1 While we have seen many advances in treatment, there remains a great deal of work to do to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. At the Holyoke Health Center, we are actively working on strategies to stop the spread of HIV and support those living with HIV to lead full and healthy lives. Our strategies focus on helping patients know their HIV status, getting them into treatment early, offering PrEP, treating substance use disorder as needed, and education about harm reduction.

 

To learn more about World AIDS Day, please visit www.worldaidsday.org

1 https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html

Holyoke Health Center will be CLOSED on
Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the holiday.

 
Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 26th.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 - The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) held a public forum hosted by the Holyoke Health Center at The Cubit on 164 Race St. in Holyoke. 

Sarang Sekhavat, the Federal Policy Director of MIRA, facilitated a community discussion about the impacts and potential responses to the proposed changes to the federal immigration ruling called "Public Charge."

Representatives from community agencies, surrounding hospitals, local public schools, advocacy groups, and community health centers attended the meeting to discuss the proposed changes.

For more information about the challenges present by the Public Charge policy, visit miracoalition.org

 

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

 

Special Thanks to:


                                     

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.