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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.

The Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on Monday, April 15th for the holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 16th.

COMING SOON - Pediatric Dental Services to Chicopee Health Center

Our Chicopee Health Center is currently under construction to expand our Dental Department. The expansion will include 5 additional operatories and will allow pediatric dental services to be provided. The construction project is due to be completed by early May, and patient appointments will begin as soon as May 15th. 

Stay Tuned for more details about the Grand Re-Opening of our Chicopee Health Center Dental Department.

Call us at (413) 420 - 2222 to schedule your appointment today!

UPDATE

At 5:30pm on Thursday, April 4th our telephone system issue was resolved and power was restored. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Holyoke and Chicopee Health Center telephone system is currently down and we cannot receive or make calls at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

During the month of February, Holyoke Health Center joined the national campaign to raise awareness for Teen Dating Violence. According to loveisrespect.org, 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent abusive dating behaviors. The 2019 Teen Dating Violence Awareness National Campaign theme is "Huddle Up for Healthy Relationships".

The goal of the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Campaign is to empower young people to build healthy relationships from the ground up. Throughout February, our Family Planning Project Coordinator; Glorimar Irizarry, tabled in our lobby areas to provide patients and community members with informational resources about teen dating violence and materials and tips on how to build and maintain healthy relationships. A mural was created by our patients who signed their hands in support of healthy relationships. Our employees were encouraged to wear the color orange, which symbolizes the value of human life, and asked to spread awareness about teen dating violence and supporting healthy relationships.

The Holyoke Health Center Huddles Up for Healthy Relationships!

For more information about National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, visit loveisrespect.org

The Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be closing at 2:30pm today, February 12th due to inclement weather.

Holyoke Health Center is pleased to announce the launch of a Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program. This residency training program will provide intensive training in both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training in the Patient Centered Medical Home model for primary care. Holyoke Health Center has partnered with the Community Health Center, Inc. of Middletown, CT to develop this program. The Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) launched the nation's first formal postgraduate nurse practitioner residency training program in 2007 to support the transition from new NP to primary care provider.

"We are thrilled to partner with CHCI to launch this Nurse Practitioner Residency Program," said Alejandro Esparza Perez, MD, Holyoke Health Center's Chief Medical Officer. "This program equips new family nurse practitioners with the skills they need to care for underserved populations and assume future leadership roles in community health care."

The primary goals of this program include:

  • Increase access to quality primary care for underserved and special populations
  • Provide new Family Nurse Practitioners with a depth, breadth, volume and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of the country's Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Improve the skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new nurse practitioners, specifically in an urban setting
  • Increase the number of Nurse Practitioners ready to serve in leadership roles in community health centers

"The residency program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as primary care providers in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety net settings, specifically working with urban communities and migrant populations," said Jeanne Allen, FNP at the Holyoke Health Center. "The program includes precepted primary care sessions and quality improvement training."

Three residency slots are available for the inaugural 2019-2020 Nurse Practitioner Residency Class. The application deadline is May 31, 2019, and the residency orientation begins in August 2019. Bilingual English/Spanish candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

For more information about our FNP Residency Program, click here.

 

The Holyoke Health Center will close at 3PM on Friday, January 18th and will be closed on Monday, January 21st for the holiday.

The Holyoke Health Center and all locations will be CLOSED on the following days for the holidays:

Monday, December 24th

Tuesday, December 25th

Monday, December 31st

Tuesday, January 1st

 

Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.