Healthy MV

A Vineyard health blog with local news & information on what you can do to stay healthy.

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COVID-19
Testing Success Story: It Takes an Island

This post, by our CEO Cynthia Mitchell, was published as commentary in the September 24 issue of the Vineyard Gazette. We are on the brink of testing nearly 20,000 individuals, asymptomatic and symptomatic, for Covid-19 on the Vineyard while maintaining an enviable infection rate of .005. That we made it

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COVID-19
What You Need To Know About The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Island Health Care is working with other Martha’s Vineyard healthcare organizations—as well as our federal, state, and local partners—to help our patients and other islanders prepare for and respond to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest and most detailed information about COVID-19

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Prevention
3 Steps For A Healthy 2020

It’s a new year… and if you’re like most Vineyarders, you’ve made at least one resolution about staying healthier in 2020. Here are three steps you can take toward keeping that resolution: Step 1: Schedule Your Annual Check-Up Patients can get a head-start on a healthy 2020 by booking your

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Substance Use
Become a Recovery Coach & Help a Vineyarder in Need

Someone on the island needs your help. In March, you can learn how to deliver that help where it can do the most good. Registration is open now for CCAR Recovery Coach Training, to be held March 13-23 in the Hazel Teagan Room at the Vineyard House. A Recovery Coach

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At this time, Island Health Care is not able to see walk-in patients.

If you are already a primary care patient of IHC and need to be seen right away, please call us at 508-939-9358 and we will do our best to schedule you for a same- or next-day appointment. Please do not show up at the clinic without a scheduled appointment.

If you are not currently a patient of IHC, you may submit a new patient packet and we will contact you to schedule a new patient appointment. If you require walk-in/same day care, please go to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Emergency Room.