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News & Events

Below you'll find the latest news and events.

Holyoke Health Center will host a week long event December 2nd - 6th 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 December 2nd, Holyoke Health's Center for Recovery & Support will host an information table in our 1st floor lobby, daily from 10AM - 3PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 10AM - 12 noon Wednesday and Friday. Our Center for Recovery & Support 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. On Friday, December 6th, the Center for Recovery & Support will host a private memorial service to remember all the patients lost over the years to an AIDS-related illness. In addition to our information table and memorial service, our Holyoke Health Center staff members will be wearing red ribbons during the week of December 2nd - 6th to show support for people living with HIV.

An estimated 1.1 million people aged 13 and older in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2016. Of those people, an estimated 162,500 people or 14% have not been diagnosed.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 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 include; Treatment as Prevention, early detection and linkage to care, PrEP, and treatment for substance use disorder and harm reduction. This year, Holyoke Health Center opened our Center for Recovery and Support to expand our services for people seeking help for substance use disorder, HIV care, PrEP, STI counseling and testing and more.


To view Holyoke Health Center's World AIDS Day flyer, click here.

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



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.

Holyoke, MA: The Holyoke Health Center (HHC) celebrates National Recovery Month with the grand opening of our newly constructed Center for Recovery & Support. The 6,000 sq. ft. expansion to our health center facility will allow further growth of substance use treatment and support, HIV/AIDS care, STI counseling and testing services, and overall the capacity to accept new patients into all of these programs. We are especially pleased to announce our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program with Buprenorphine/naloxone or Naltrexone, otherwise known as Suboxone™ and Vivitrol ™ is now open to members of the community who are not currently our medical patients. On Wednesday, September 25th, HHC celebrated the grand opening with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Center for Recovery & Support is a nurse-led department dedicated to the needs of people living in recovery, living with HIV/AIDS, and seeking treatment for sexually transmitted infections. HHC was awarded a federal Substance Use Disorder grant that allowed for the construction of the new 6,000 sq. ft. expansion and the hiring of new providers and support staff to expand patient capacity.

According to the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), overall data shows a decrease in opioid related deaths in the state, however, the city of Holyoke continues to show an ongoing rise in the opioid epidemic. HHC's Center for Recovery & Support currently serves over 250 patients in our MAT program for substance use disorder, and the opening of our new facility will allow a 30% growth of the program over the next year. Our treatment program provides a holistic approach to recovery including MAT, weekly visits with a provider, recovery coaching and mental health referrals. CEO, Jay Breines says "HHC is committed to serving the needs of our patients and community members who are in recovery and those seeking treatment, our holistic approach to recovery provides a greater opportunity for treatment success."

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.