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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 and Chicopee Health Center Pharmacies will remain OPEN and will continue to serve patients for the duration of COVID-19. For more information on pharmacy pick-up options, please call (413) 533-7323.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Holyoke Health Center and all locations will have a single point of entry into our facilities and we will be screening all patients and visitors upon entry effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.

As a reminder, please DO NOT WALK IN to our clinics if you are not scheduled for an appointment. We ask that patients limit the number of people they bring to their visit. We ask that appointment attendance be limited to the patient and one caregiver, if appropriate. Please call our offices at (413) 420-2200 to address your health care questions and concerns.

Holyoke Health Center now offers Online Bill Pay! We provide this service to you at no charge so you can access and pay your medical and dental bills conveniently and securely. No postage, no need to call, and available 24 hours a day for your convenience. Utilize the full set of features in our online bill pay portal:

  • Pay your bill
  • View your recent statements
  • View online payments and receipts
  • Go green! Sign up for eStatements

Paying your medical and dental bills online is fast, secure and easy to use! Follow the steps below to make a secure payment online:

  1. Have your statement in front of you and go to www.hhcinc.org
  2. Click on the Pay My Bill button on the top right corner of our website homepage.
  3. You can make a payment by clicking on the Guest Pay link or you can create an account and enjoy more features like eStatements, statement history views and online payment history.
  4. Complete the billing information including patient account number. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express.
  5. Click Pay Now.
  6. A receipt will be emailed to you.

If you have any questions, please call our Billing Department. For medical billing questions, please call (413) 420 - 2855 or for dental billing questions, please call (413) 420 - 2103.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID19) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness that was first detected in Wuhan, China. 

The virus is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can range in severity from mild to severe and include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. There have been no signs of active community transmission within the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) does NOT currently recommend the general public use facemasks. Instead, it is recommended to follow everyday preventative actions, such as:

  • Washing your hands
  • Covering coughs with the elbow/sleeve
  • Staying home when sick

If you have more questions, please speak with your medical provider or go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

The Holyoke Health Center and all locations will follow the attached schedule.

Are you at risk for Hepatitis A?

- Homeless

- Use Drugs or Alcohol

- MSM (men who have sex with men)

- Recently in jail or prison

Protect Yourself: Get Vaccinated

Stop in Our Pharmacy Today for Your Hepatitis A Vaccine

Walk-ins Welcome - No Appointment Needed
You do not need to be a patient of the health center to receive a vaccine.

 

For more information, please call: (413) 420 - 1730.

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

 

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

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.