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News & Events

Below you'll find the latest news and events.

Northampton, MA: On Saturday, May 4th, Holyoke Health Center employees joined together to march as a contingent in the Noho Pride Parade. The Noho Pride Day and Parade is a celebration honoring the LGBTQ communities in Western MA. Holyoke Health Center is a proud supporter and sponsor of Noho Pride.

Holyoke Health Center believes in offering care, support and love to everyone in our community. Together we are building healthy communities with PRIDE.

For more information about Noho Pride, visit www.nohopride.org

Boston, MA: On Thursday, May 2nd, Holyoke Health Center attended the Massachusetts League of Community Health Center's 'Health Care Access and Information Day' at the State House in Boston, MA. The event was sponsored by Senator James Welch, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services. The community health access day gave health centers across the commonwealth the opportunity to showcase their delivery of patient care and services provided within their organization. The health center exhibit fair was held in the Great Hall of Flags, and legislators and members of government were invited to attend. The Holyoke Health Center participated in the exhibit fair and highlighted work force training development, program improvement initiatives and healthcare services provided. 

Holyoke Health Center is one of the few community health centers in the western part of the state, and our involvement in the community health access day at the State House represented the work we do to provide care to the 24,000 patients we serve annually.


To learn more about the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and 'Health Care Access and Information Day', visit www.massleague.org

Holyoke, MA: Holyoke Health Center is among 15 health systems across the Commonwealth that received funding through the Health Policy Commission's (HPC) latest investment program, the SHIFT-Care Challenge. On Monday, April 29th representatives from HPC presented HHC with a check for $565,422 to fund a new initiative program focused specifically on addressing certain health-related social needs (HRSN) in order to decrease patient use of costly and avoidable hospital care. HHC has partnered with Behavioral Health Network, our integrated behavioral health agency, to develop innovative programs to assist patients with economic stability, food access, access to vocational opportunities, community engagement, housing and access to social services. As an awardee of the SHIFT-Care Challenge, HHC will track the progress of the initiative programs and update HPC on services delivered and patient outcomes over an 18-month period.

For more information on the Health Policy Commission SHIFT- Care Challenge, visit www.mass.gov


Despina Lekakis, DO, Provider in the Holyoke Health Center Pediatric Department, has been appointed to the faculty at the rank of Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate. This appointment is effective as of February 27, 2019.

Congratulations, Dr. Lekakis!

Clinical faculty appointments are an integral part of medical school. Part of being a provider includes the responsibility to share knowledge and information with colleagues, trainees and patients. Providers have the opportunity to give back to their profession by teaching the science, art and ethics of medicine to medical students, residents and fellows. In doing this, clinical faculty are able to participate in training the next generation of providers for tomorrow's patients, and ultimately, are able to improve the health of the communities they serve.

As faculty, Dr. Lekakis has precepted one Medical Student for 4 weeks during the University of New England's Pediatric Community Health Rotation. She has also had two Residents from Baystate Medical Center (each for two years) work with her as their "second site" preceptor. In addition, as do all of our Pediatric Providers, Dr. Lekakis precepts the Pediatric Dental Residents in our HHC Dental Department as they rotate through the Pediatric Department.

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!


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.


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.