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Valley Medical Group Patient News

January 15th, 2021

 

Dear Valley Medical Group Patients and Families,

In December, 2 vaccines offering highly effective and safe protection against COVID received emergency approval by the FDA. To date, more than 9 million doses have been administered by States using a variety of different approaches. Massachusetts has been planning for the safe, equitable distribution of vaccine for many months. The goal is to immunize people who provide health care and public safety and those in long term care and then prioritize high risk groups in an orderly and speedy roll out. The Centers for Disease Control and Massachusetts Department of Public Health have released guidelines which Valley Medical Group is committed to following.

Valley Medical Group has not yet received vaccine for our patients and has not been notified when we will. As we receive vaccine for patients, we will contact people who meet the appropriate criteria and invite them to schedule appointments to be vaccinated.

Phase One (December – February):

· Health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care

· Patients and staff in long term care facilities, rest homes, and assisted living facilities

· First responders (EMS, Fire, Police)

· Congregate care settings (including corrections and shelters)

· Home-based health care workers

· Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care

Phase Two (February – April)

· Individuals aged 75+

· Individuals with 2 or more serious health conditions (as defined by the CDC)

· Early education, K-12 workers, transit, grocery, utility, food, agriculture, sanitation, public works, and public health workers

· Adults 65+

· Adults with one serious health condition (as defined by the CDC)

Phase Three (April – June)

· Vaccine available to the general public

I sincerely hope all of you will choose to get vaccinated in due time. A vaccine will not ease the burden of COVID if enough people opt not to take it. As a doctor, these inoculations have exceeded my wildest dreams for how safe and effective a new vaccine could be and I eagerly rolled up my sleeve 2 weeks ago to receive my first dose along with nearly all of my eligible

staff. I know for most of you, it is difficult to be patient with the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Please know Valley Medical Group is committed to vaccinating our patients as soon and as quickly as we can. Please know we will contact you by text, portal, or phone campaign to inform you when a dose is available based on the guidance listed above. We would ask that you avoid calling for updates as much as possible as we rely on our phone systems to continue our everyday work of caring for you and your loved ones. In the meantime, continue to follow common sense protections to avoid getting sick: Wear a mask, wash your hands, and avoid being within six feet of others, especially indoors.

Paul D. Carlan, MD

President, Valley Medical Group

 

Patient Resources for personal Face Coverings

Information regarding Pediatric Visits

The Value of Excercising in Dealing with COVID-19

Click here for CDC information regarding the Coronavirus

Covid Testing in Massachusetts

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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Valley Medical Group (VMG) has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level III Patient - Centered Medical Home. What does this mean to you, our patient?

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.

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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

Saturday, 8am-10:30am

 

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

Saturday, 8am-11:30am

 

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