Holyoke Medical Center to Close Designated COVID Testing Area June 26th
Operations Resume in Main Emergency Department and Walk-In Care Centers
HOLYOKE, MA – Holyoke Medical Center will close the designated “Fever/Cough/Flu Symptoms Area,” effective Friday, June 26, 2020, at 7:00 a.m., and will resume testing for COVID-19 and treatment of Fever/Cough/Flu Symptoms in the main Emergency Department.
Holyoke Medical Center was the first hospital in the region to open a separate testing area for COVID-19, which opened on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The area was located in the former Emergency Department at Holyoke Medical Center.
“We have seen a significant drop in the daily operations of the testing area and will resume testing and treatment of COVID suspected patients in the main Emergency Department,” said Carl Cameron, Chief Operations Officer of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. “We were fortunate enough to be able to quickly convert the area to meet the needs of the community. We are confident in our ability to reopen the area for this purpose again if needed, but hope everyone will continue to be cautious in wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing guidelines, and practicing frequent handwashing.”
The Holyoke Medical Group Walk-In Care Center in Chicopee has COVID-19 testing capabilities and is able to test a limited number of people each day. The Holyoke Medical Group Walk-In Care Center in Chicopee is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Holyoke Medical Group Walk-In Care Center in Westfield will reopen on Monday, June 29, 2020 and will also have COVID-19 testing capabilities to test a limited number of people daily. The Holyoke Medical Group Walk-In Care Center in Westfield will be open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., starting Monday.