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February 25th, 2021

 

Dear Valley Medical Group Patients and Families,

I hope this communication finds you well. As vaccinations continue to be rolled out across Massachusetts and the country, we need to keep a few contradictory ideas in mind. The vaccination process is going great; it has not been smooth and has been far too complex, but 70% of older Americans have had at least 1 dose of a COVID vaccine and by the second week of April, all adults in Massachusetts will be eligible. At the same time, cases are climbing, including in our communities. This is due in part to new variants but also relaxed behaviors around masking and distancing. While many high risk people are vaccinated, many are not. Things will be better by summer; until then, it is up to us to get vaccinated as we are able and stay masked and distant to prevent a spike in illnesses and death in the next 8 weeks.

Valley Medical Group is still not receiving doses of vaccines from the State. For those of you awaiting a second dose of vaccine at VMG, I am sorry if your appointment has been cancelled or delayed; we do still hope to be able to complete your series. As supplies increase in the coming weeks, we hope primary care practices like ours will be included so we may begin to offer vaccines again in our health centers. Please continue to use vaxfinder.mass.gov to search for shots at mass vaccination sites, pharmacies, hospitals, and sites run by Boards of Health. You may also use vaccinesignup.mass.gov to pre-register at mass vaccine sites and be notified when a dose is available to schedule your appointment. If you are not on the web, call 211. If you are homebound, call 1-833-983-0485 to schedule a vaccine in your home.

In our Health Centers, we are working to increase in person appointments every week to meet your needs. It has been over a year since many of you have been inside our buildings and we have made changes to our processes and spaces for your safety. I would encourage you to schedule any care you have put off in the last year, since heart disease, cancer, and depression have not been idle during the pandemic. We will continue to provide telehealth visits even as the pandemic winds down when appropriate at your preference.

Be well,

Paul D. Carlan, MD

President, Valley Medical Group

 

VMG Working to be an Anti Racist Practice

Valley Medical Group stands against racism. We believe that racism and prejudice cause poor health and shortens lives. Valley Medical Group reaffirms its opposition to violence, hatred, and discrimination of any kind. We aspire to educate, discuss, and practice an anti-racist approach in all areas of our medical practices. In order to operationalize our commitment to antiracism in our practice, we are working with a diversity consultant, Human In Common, to support us in identifying priorities, developing racial equity strategic goals, engaging in comprehensive antiracism training and listening to our patients and community members of color. We welcome feedback in support of our goal. Black Lives Matter.

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At VMG, you select a primary care practitioner as your first stop for any preventative or acute care. Your primary care practitioner will, over time, get to know you and your family, your preferences and values for medical care, and be in the best position to provide education, support, encouragement, and care whenever necessary.

CONTACT US

Valley Medical Group can be contacted through each of our offices listed below.​

31 Hall Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone (413) 256-8561
Fax 1-866-644-0869

 

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 

238 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone (413) 529-9300
Fax 1-866-644-0870

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

          Telephones, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

329 Conway Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone (413) 774-6301
Fax 1-866-644-0871

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

         Telephones, 8am-5pm

Saturday Urgent Care, 10am-1pm

         Telephones, 9am-1pm

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 
CONTACT US

Valley Medical Group can be contacted through each of our offices listed below.​

31 Hall Drive
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone (413) 256-8561
Fax 1-866-644-0869

 

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 

238 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone (413) 529-9300
Fax 1-866-644-0870

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

          Telephones, 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

329 Conway Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone (413) 774-6301
Fax 1-866-644-0871

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

         Telephones, 8am-5pm

Saturday Urgent Care, 10am-1pm

         Telephones, 9am-1pm

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 

70 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062
Phone (413) 586-8400
Fax 1-866-644-0872

Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

          Telephones, 8am-5pm 

Saturday Urgent Care, 8am-4pm

          Telephones, 8am-4pm

Sunday Urgent Care, 8am-12pm

          Telephones, 8am-12pm

Full service laboratory on site.

Hours are Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

 

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