NMBIRC Resource Guide

Brain Injury Resource Center of New Mexico
Resource Guide

Services and Supports across New Mexico

Resources for Hope, Healing, and Rehabilitation after Brain Injury and Stroke

Telephone:  844-366-2472
Email: nmbirc@braininjurynm.org
Website:   braininjurynm.org/nm-brain-injury-resource-center

3150 Carlisle Blvd NE, Ste. 208
Albuquerque, NM 87110

“No matter how difficult the path to recovery may seem, there is HOPE, there is HELP.”
Jordan Slade experienced a severe TBI and two strokes. Read Jordan’s inspiring words here: https://www.bianc.net/establishing-your-own-path/

Information in this guide is not medical advice
Information in this resource guide is for informational and educational purposes only. We don’t intend any material in this guide to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or nurse practitioner or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this guide.

A listing in this guide is not an endorsement
We’ve worked hard to find resources that you may consider as options. Please be aware, however, that a listing in this guide is not an endorsement by the New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center.  Please consult with your trusted primary care provider or other health care professional before engaging with resources listed.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS. 2

QUICK GUIDE – FOUR STEPS FOR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT. 5

Step One – Join BIANM or the BIANM Email List. 5

Step Two – Get Support. 5

Step Three ─ Attend a Resource Group Hosted by BIANM… 7

Step Four ─ Request the Brain Injury Navigator Service. 7

NEW MEXICO BRAIN INJURY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO   8

Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico. 8

Domestic Violence Brain Injury Care Network. 9

Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) to the State of New Mexico’s Governor’s Commission on Disability  10

New Mexico Human Service Department Brain Injury Program  Brain Injury Services Fund. 11

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department and the New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). 12

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department. 13

Aging and Disability Resource Center Information & Assistance (I&A). 13

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department and the New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Continued. 13

Healthcare Options. 14

Benefits Counseling. 14

Adult Protective Services Intake. 14

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.. 14

Centennial Care Medicaid Waiver for Home & Community-Based Services Registry. 14

Prescription Drug Assistance (PDA). 14

Health Care Fraud Prevention. 14

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department and the New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Continued. 15

New Mexico Social Services Resource Directory Website: 15

New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) of the Governor’s Commission on Disability  15

Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Mexico. 15

Developmental Disabilities Council 16

University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability (CDD). 17

New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center (BIRC). 17

ARCA Neuro. 17

New Mexico Commission for the Blind – Albuquerque Main Field Office. 18

UNITED STATES ORGANIZATIONS FOR BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY. 19

United States Brain Injury Alliance. 19

Brainline. 20

Brain Injury Association of America. 20

INTRODUCTION TO REHABILITATION FOR BRAIN INJURY (BI). 20

Rehabilitation for Brain Injury. 21

Concussion. 21

Rehabilitation Therapies. 22

Admission to an Acute Care Hospital for Moderate to Severe Brain Injury. 23

Post-Acute Care Rehabilitation Facility. 24

Patients in a Coma. 25

Patients Discharged to Home. 25

Advocating for Yourself or a Loved One’s Rehabilitative Services. 25

MEDICAL RESOURCES FOR BRAIN INJURY. 26

Primary Care Provider. 26

Neurology. 27

Neuro-Optometry Rehabilitation. 29

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. 31

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Assessment Checklists. 33

Helps Brain Injury Screen. 33

Physical Therapy (PT) Checklist. 33

Occupational Therapy (OT) Checklist. 34

Vestibular Therapy (OVT) Checklist. 34

Speech Language Pathology / Speech Therapy (ST) Checklist. 34

OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION THERAPY ClINICS. 34

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION SERVICES. 43

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES. 45

Neuropsychology. 45

Psychology/Counseling/Therapy. 47

Neuropsychiatry. 49

ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL & OTHER RESOURCES FOR BRAIN INJURY. 50

Neuro-acupuncture. 50

Neurochiropractic Care. 51

Chiropractic care. 52

Therapeutic Horsemanship and Equine Therapy. 53

Yoga and Mindfulness. 54

Massage Therapy. 54

Self-Help is Some of the Best Help. 54

Social, Creative, and Spiritual Support. 55

Facebook Interest Groups. 56

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS. 56

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NOT SPECIFICALLY BRAIN-INJURY RELATED.. 59

FAMILY RESOURCES. 59

HOUSING RESOURCES  Independent Living Resource Centers (ILRC) – DISABILITY FOCUSED.. 62

Other Centers for Independent Living. 64

GROUP HOME HOUSING RESOURCES – BRAIN INJURY FOCUSED.. 66

MORE HOUSING RESOURCES – NON-BRAIN INJURY FOCUSED.. 68

EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS – NON-BRAIN INJURY FOCUSED.. 69

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY. 71

BASIC RESOURCES: FOOD, RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE, AND MORE. 72

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES. 81

FIRST NATIONS RESOURCES. 83

Albuquerque Area First Nations Resources. 83

Statewide First Nations Resources. 84

VETERAN RESOURCES. 93

Central Region. 93

Southern New Mexico Region. 94

National Organizations for Military Personnel or Veterans. 95


QUICK GUIDE – FOUR STEPS FOR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT

Step One – Join BIANM or the BIANM Email List
Join BIANM email list for news and brain injury-related resources, support, and events.  Fill out the name and email address field at the center top of this webpage.
BIANM tri-fold brochure with membership information:
https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/bianm-brochure.pdf

Step Two – Get Support
All support groups are listed here: https://www.braininjurynm.org/support/


Step Three ─ Attend a Resource Group Hosted by BIANM
This is a group dedicated to helping you identify the next step or steps in your or your loved one’s brain injury rehabilitation. Resource experts from several community organizations are typically on hand to answer your questions about a host of topics including resources for connecting with rehabilitation therapies such as occupational, physical and speech therapy; acquiring health insurance such as Medicaid or Medicare, applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

To receive emailed invitations to this group, please enter your name and email address in the fields at the top of this page.  We send a reminder by email two days before each meeting and another on the day of the meeting. Every email includes the Zoom link and phone numbers.

The resource group is also listed on our support group page:
https://www.braininjurynm.org/support/

NEW MEXICO BRAIN INJURY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO


Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico
3150 Carlisle Blvd NE, Ste. 208,
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  505-292-7414
Email:  info@braininjurynm.org
Website:  braininjurynm.org
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico (BIANM), a nonprofit 501c3 organization, has been the go-to resource in NM for supporting people and their families living with brain injury, concussion, and stroke for over 30 years.

BIANM is valuable resource that helps you get the right treatment at the right time to improve your chances of recovery. We provide support and resources to people living with brain injury, their families, and the community. Hundreds of calls each year request help in finding resources, navigating complex systems, and dealing with the overwhelming emotional distress of life-changing brain injuries.

Volunteers, brain injury specialists and board members provide direct support and helpful information. We offer training to companies, organizations and schools across the state on causes and prevention of brain injury and understanding the needs of those living with a brain injury.

BIANM was instrumental in founding the Brain Injury Advisory Council and in providing grass-roots support to ensure the passage of the New Mexico Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund and long term services to people living with brain injury.

Events include our annual Brain Injury Awareness Conference held each fall. This event is free of charge to people living with brain injury and their family members and care providers as well as to health care providers, agency staff, and other interested community members. We also sponsor a fundraising Brain Injury Awareness Golf Tournament annually as well as a Christmas Party/Annual Meeting open to all.

We provide free virtual support groups help people thrive on their rehabilitation journey. We also provide a free, monthly, virtual resource group at which attendees ask for and share resources for living with brain injury. A brain injury shouldn’t result in isolation, depression, failure, and loss of hope. BIANM, through volunteers and staff is here to offer support and resources to maximize recovery and help people living with brain injury and their families thrive.

One half or more of the members of our board of directors are persons living with brain injury, so we know brain injury personally, as an agency, and professionally, as multiple board members are in careers dedicated to helping New Mexicans with brain injury and their family members to thrive in their communities.


Domestic Violence Brain Injury Care Network
Brain Injury Alliance New Mexico
Mail only: 3150 Carlisle Blvd NE, Ste. 208,
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  505-292-7414
Email:  dvbicare@braininjurynm.org
Website:  braininjurynm.org
The Brain Injury Alliance of NM (BIANM) is seeking health care clinics and primary care providers who are champions in identifying and treating brain injury (BI) including in survivors of domestic violence (DV), or who want to become a champion. The Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) is sponsoring free training in identifying and treating brain injury, including in survivors of domestic violence, and free support in creating best practices care networks for BI and DV within communities through the efforts of the BIANM.

There is a desperate need for this training:  in New Mexico, roughly 360,000 adults (25% of adults) have suffered a brain injury with loss of consciousness, and 60,000 adults live with a disability related to BI. Brain injury is widespread in NM, affects people of all ages and groups, and is considered by the CDC to be a chronic medical condition.

Additionally, BI disproportionately occurs at alarming rates in select populations, such as those experiencing homelessness, individuals who are released from prison, and survivors of domestic violence. Brain injury has also been found to co-occur in the populations of substance use and psychiatric issues. Two thirds of children in foster care have been found to have brain injury as have one quarter of juvenile justice-involved youth. One half of young, white veterans who served post 9/11 have brain injury. The Navajo have the highest incidence of death and disability from TBI. And racial and ethnic minorities are at increased risk, as are infants and older adults.

BI occurs at epidemic proportions in survivors of domestic violence (DV) and is a key risk factor for mortality. One in three women and one in seven men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. DV survivors who have been choked or strangled — a common mechanism for brain injury— are ten times more likely to be murdered by their perpetrator by any means within the year.

There are simple and quick screens to identify the possibility of a history of brain injury which can help prevent escalated violence and apply best practices to provide treatment to those who have a BI and continue to suffer from the effects of it. Community based organizations (including those that treat survivors of DV) and law enforcement are in desperate need of support from health care clinics and health care providers to create a care network to improve quality of life, decrease mortality, maximize health outcome, and minimize the need for additional intensive and costly care.


Disability Rights New Mexico
Email:   info@drnm.org
Website:  https://www.drnm.org/
Disability Rights New Mexico is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. They are the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such they have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities whose civil rights have been violated.

Albuquerque
Disability Rights New Mexico

1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone/TTY:   505- 256-3100
Fax:   505-256-3184
Las Vegas
Disability Rights New Mexico

PO Box 879
Las Vegas NM
Phone:   505-425-5265
Fax:   505-454-9253

Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) to the State of New Mexico’s Governor’s Commission on Disability
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Lamy Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone:  (505) 476-7328
Website:  www.nmbiac.com
Email:  BIAC@state.nm.us
The mission of the BIAC is to advocate for the development of a statewide system of comprehensive, community-based resources that will promote prevention and maximize personal choices and functional independence of persons with brain injuries. The BIAC is committed to education/public awareness of brain injury issues, evaluation of existing services, advocating for increased individualized services and supporting the collaboration of state government and community based services with regards to brain injury services statewide.

The BIANM is grateful to the BIAC for funding training and development of the Domestic Violence Brain Injury Care Network founded by BIANM and for funding the training of Domestic Violence Shelter Workers across the state of New Mexico.


New Mexico Human Service Department Brain Injury Program
Brain Injury Services Fund
2025 S. Pacheco St. Santa Fe, NM
Phone:  505-827–7218
The New Mexico Department of Human Services administers the New Mexico Brain Injury Service Fund and the Centennial Care Programs. The Brain Injury Services Fund offers short-term services to New Mexicans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury.

To qualify for help from the Brain Injury Services Fund, you must have a medical diagnosis of brain injury, and you may not have Medicaid as your primary insurance.  You may have no insurance, private insurance, Medicare, or you may have Medicaid secondary. For example, as a person with a disability, you may have Medicare primary and Medicaid secondary, and you would qualify for this program.

The Program also offers resource materials and training/educational opportunities specific to individuals with brain injury, family members, professionals and other interested persons.

Brain Injury Service Coordination Agencies for the Brain Injury Services Fund

Metro Region
CNRAG, Inc.
315 Central Ave. NW, Suite M
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone:  575-936-5807 or 575-526-9084
Metro Region
Los Amigos LLC
1601 Randolph Ct SE, Ste#110
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone:  505-204-6035
Northeast Region
Los Amigos LLC
1435 St. Francis, Ste 210
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:  505-204-6035
Northwest Region
CNRAG, Inc.
315 Central Ave. NW, Suite M
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone:  575-936- 5807 or 575-526-9084
Southeast Region
CNRAG, Inc.
503 S. Kansas
Roswell, NM 88203
Phone:   575-936-5807 or 575-526-9084
Southwest Region
CNRAG, Inc.
225 E. Idaho Ave, Ste 26
Las Cruces, NM 88005
575-936-5807 or 575- 526-9084

New Mexico Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Phone:  800-432-2080
Website:  https://nmaging.state.nm.us/
The Aging and Disability Resource Center is here to assist elders, persons with disabilities and caregivers to find services and resources to help them live well and independently. Our Resource Options Coordinators at 800-432-2080 can help you weigh your choices and help connect you to programs and services. Click here to download New Mexico Aging & Long Term Service Department Person-Centered Planning Tool: https://nmaging.state.nm.us/uploads/files/ADRC%20Planning_Tool.pdf

You may also request a Benefits Counselor to help you determine the best health insurance options for you, whether you are on or qualify for Medicaid, Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Supplemental Plan, Health Insurance Exchange or private insurance. Particularly with Medicare, there are so many choices, and it can be helpful to have an unbiased expert to guide you to the right choice for you.

Please see a selection of services below along with phone numbers for different areas of help.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center can help you with the following:
Phone:  800-432-2080
Phone:  505-476-4937 TTY
Area Aging and Senior Services can help you with the following:
Phone:  800-432-2080
Long-Term Care Options Including:
Homemaker Assistance
Home Modifications
Transportation
Home-Delivered Meals
Assisted Living and Long-Term Care Facilities
Independent Living Centers
Medicare and Medicaid Help
Prescription Drug Assistance
Centennial Care Waiver for Community Benefit  (Central Registry)
Legal Services
Social Security
Veterans Services
Senior Centers
Respite Care
Community Information & Education
New Mexico Social Services Resource Directory
Adult Day Care
Case Management
Congregate Meals
Home Delivered Meals
Homemaker/Chore Services
Transportation
Health Promotion
Disease & Injury Prevention
Nutrition Education
Caregiver Support
Respite Care
Employment Services
Volunteer Opportunities
HIV/AIDS Education and Services
New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department
Main Office Location and Mailing Address:
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:  505-476-4799
Website:  https://nmaging.state.nm.us/
Aging and Disability Resource Center Information & Assistance (I&A)
Phone:  800-432-2080
Phone:  505-476-4937 TTY
Our trained Intake and Assessment Coordinators are knowledgeable about programs and services that may help meet your needs.
Healthcare Options
The Affordable Care Act is expanding options nationwide. As part of this expansion, the New Mexico Health Exchange (NMHIX) was created to assist New Mexicans statewide in acquiring affordable health care coverage that meets their needs and budget. Click here for more information:
https://www.bewellnm.com/
Benefits Counseling
Phone:  800-432-2080
Phone:  505-476-4937 TTY
Do you have questions or concerns about private and government benefit programs?  The ADRC’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps with all health insurance questions, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our staff does not sell, endorse or recommend any insurance plans. We can provide you with accurate, unbiased and current information. Click here to read our Benefits Counseling Desk Reference:
https://nmaging.state.nm.us/uploads/files/Benefits%20Counseling%20April_2021.pdf
Adult Protective Services Intake
Toll-Free:  866-654-3219
Phone:  505-476-4912
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Toll-Free:  866-451-2901
Centennial Care Medicaid Waiver for Home & Community-Based Services Registry
Phone:  800-432-2080
Phone:  505-476-4937 TTY
Speak to an Options Counselor here to register for the Centennial Care Medicaid Waiver for Home & Community-Based Services.
This waiver is for those who need long-term care but who are able to live on their own in the community with extra supports and services. The ADRC keeps the registry, and the Department of Health contacts people on the registry with application materials based on need.  There is a waiting list.
Prescription Drug Assistance (PDA)
Phone:  800-432-2080
Phone:  505-476-4937 TTY
Do you need help paying for medications? The PDA New Mexico MEDBANK Program assists uninsured and underinsured individuals obtain the medications they need at costs they can afford.
Health Care Fraud Prevention
Phone:  800-432-2080
Phone:  505-476-4937 TTY
Our ADRC’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps beneficiaries avoid, detect and prevent health care fraud. In doing so, they protect themselves and help preserve the integrity of the Medicare.
New Mexico Social Services Resource Directory Website:
Your online gateway to social service providers. The Resource Directory provides an easy way for you, your family or caregivers to find up-to-date comprehensive information about national, state and local social services and providers.
https://newmexico.networkofcare.org/aging/
 

New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP) of the Governor’s Commission on Disability
Device Loan Library – New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP)
625 Silver Ave. SW Suite 100 B
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone:   505-841-4464
Fax:   505-841-4467
Website:   http://www.tap.gcd.state.nm.us/device-loans/
Email:   Sophia.DeConti2@state.nm.us
Email:   Tracy.Agiovlasitis@state.nm.us
There is an Assistive Technology program in every state, including New Mexico.  NMTAP has been an active program under the NM Governor’s Commission on Disability since 2014 and it provides a variety of services.  Please visit the Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance (CATADA) webpage to find AT programs in other states.


Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Mexico
The Office of the Attorney General is focused on protecting vulnerable populations and making our communities safer so that we can truly prosper in New Mexico. The Attorney General’s protection efforts are targeted at prevention strategies, complex prosecutions, and public awareness. Through this approach, the Office of the Attorney General seeks to empower New Mexicans to strengthen families through education and awareness, as well as to hold dangerous criminals and those in power accountable for any harm they cause to our communities.

The Office of the Attorney General is the location of the State of New Mexico Compliance Officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act. If your organization needs training in ADA Compliance, please call one of the phone numbers below.

In addition, this office works with a number of organizations in the state committed to helping New Mexico families keep their homes and avoid foreclosure.  If you are facing difficulty with your mortgage payment, do not wait, contact your lender, and if you are in need of help call the Keep Your Home New Mexico Hotline at 1-800-220-0350 to be connected to housing counselors and legal service attorneys who can advise and help you.

Santa Fe
408 Galisteo Street
Villagra Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501​
Toll Free 1-844-255-9210
Phone:  505-490-4060
Fax:  505-490-4883
Las Cruces 
201 N. Church St.
Suite 315
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Toll Free 1-844-255-9210
Phone:   575-339-1120
Fax:   575-339-1122
Albuquerque
201 3rd St. NW
Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM  87102
Toll Free 1-844-255-9210
Phone:   505-717-3500
Fax:   505-318-1050

Developmental Disabilities Council
Formerly the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
625 Silver Avenue SW, Suite 100
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone:  505-841-4519
Fax:  505-841-4590
Website:   https://www.nmddpc.com/
Center for Self-Advocacy Program Website:  https://www.nmddpc.com/csa
Center for Self-Advocacy Program Email:  Daniel.ekman@state.nm.us
Call: 505-670-5698
This is a program in which a number of individuals in the brain injury community have participated. This program is open to any person with disability. It is a program that helps individuals to learn to advocate for themselves and for others. It promotes advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. Though this organization exists primarily to support individuals with developmental disabilities, many members of New Mexico’s brain injury community have found excellent training in the Center for Self-Advocacy Program. This program trains adults with any disability – including brain injury acquired at any age – to develop
a) Disability Awareness
b) Disability Advocacy
c) Coalition Building: Leadership.
In addition, the Developmental Disabilities Council offers other valuable training programs.


University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability (CDD)
The UNM Center for Development and Disability provides information, outreach, and referral services; continued education for professionals; and peer and family support services. In addition, the CDD has a trained bilingual information specialist and a resource and lending library that will mail books to you, plus an online disability resource directory. They can help you locate services throughout the state.
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone:  505-272-3000
Toll-Free:   888-849-0921
Website:  http://cdd.unm.edu
Email:  infonet@salud.unm.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unmcdd/


New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center (NM BIRC)
3150 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 208
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  1-844-366-2472 (1-844-3NM-BIRC) or 505-292-7414
Brain Injury Information Specialist: 505-292-7414 or 1-844-366-2472
Email: nmbirc@braininjurynm.org (Please email if possible)
Website:  Brain Injury Resource Center
The New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center is a provider of information and referrals on a wide variety of topics related to Brain Injury including services, supports, and conditions. A variety of brain injury related topics and resources, including services, education, advocacy, and guidance with complex systems are available. A Brain Injury Information Specialist is available to provide confidential support following a brain injury.

Persons with brain injury, their family or friends, and professionals can utilize this free statewide hotline to answer questions, find brain injury support resources, navigate complicated systems, and assist with the education of family, employers, and professionals.  The NM Department of Health Human Services Division currently has the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico managing the NM Brain Injury Resource Center.


ARCA Neuro
11300 Lomas BLVD NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Contact:  Michelle Harmon
Email:  mharmon@arcaspirit.org
Website:  https://neuroadsnm.org/
NeuRoads provides residential rehabilitation and a community-based program. The impact of a brain injury is as unique to each person as the level, type and duration of care should be.  ARCA’s person centered, community based program provides a full continuum of care including residential rehabilitation, long-term, in-home services, community inclusion and day treatment services in New Mexico. Our model provides options based on the needs of the individual and welcomes the family into the rehabilitation process.


New Mexico Commission for the Blind – Albuquerque Main Field Office
2200 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Toll Free Phone:   888-513-7964
Phone:   505-566-5864
Email:   Greg.Trapp@state.nm.us
Website:   http://www.cfb.state.nm.us
The mission of the New Mexico Commission for the blind is to enable persons who are blind to achieve vocational, economic, and social equality by providing career preparation, training in the skills of blindness, and above all, promoting and conveying the believe that blindness is not a barrier to successful employment or to living an independent and meaningful life.

If you or your loved one have brain injury, and you need to contact the NM Commission for the Blind, please reach out to them directly. If you need advocacy, please contact BIANM at 505-292-7414.

New Mexico Commission for the Blind Administrative Office
2905 Rodeo Park Dr
E Bldg.4, Suite 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Toll Free Phone:   888-513-7958
New Mexico Commission for the Blind Roswell Field Office
400 North Pennsylvania, Suite 900
Roswell, NM 88201
New Mexico Commission for the Blind Las Cruces Field Office
US Bank Building
277 East Amador, Suite 101
Las Cruces, NM 88001
New Mexico Commission for the Blind Las Vegas Field Office
2522B Ridge Runner Road
Las Vegas, NM 87701
New Mexico Commission for the Blind Farmington Field Office
3400 Messina Dr., Suite 5000
Farmington, NM 87402
Phone:  505-566-5860


UNITED STATES ORGANIZATIONS FOR BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY


United States Brain Injury Alliance
Telephone:  703-960-6500
Email Colleen LoGrande, Administrative Manager:  clogrande@usbia.org
Email:   info@usbia.org
Join the USBIA: https://usbia.org/join-usbia/advocate-membership/
Events: https://usbia.org/events/
The mission of the United States Brain Injury Alliance is to engage the community in preventing brain injury and improving lives. As part of its mission the United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) encourages federal and state legislation and policy that supports the expressed needs of individuals with brain injury and their families.  The Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico is the non-profit  Associate Chartered State Affiliate of the United States Brain Injury Alliance. You may become an advocate member of the USBIA.  Membership is free for advocate members.

Feel free to browse, attend events, and sign up for the newsletters of Chartered State Affiliates of the USBIA in the Southwest:
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Brain Injury Alliance of Oklahoma Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

Brainline
BrainLine, WETA Public Television
3939 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone:  703-998-2020
Email:   info@brainline.org
Website:  https://www.brainline.org/
All about Brain Injury and PTSD:  This is a marvelous organization with many resources on their website. They have sections for people living with brain injury (PLWBI), caregivers, professionals, military and Veterans, and families of children with TBI. Find inspirational stories told by PLWBI (click on that link) who have overcome challenges of grief, loss, and cognitive skills and created fulfilling lives. BrainLine is a national service of WETA-TV, the flagship PBS station in Washington, D.C.


Brain Injury Association of America
National Brain Injury Information Center
Toll-free Telephone:  800-444-6443
Website:  https://www.biausa.org/
The mission of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is to be the voice of brain injury, and to offer help, hope, and healing to all those affected by brain injury. BIAA offers a toll-free National Brain Injury Information Center. Callers can talk with a brain injury specialist, and receive information about brain injury and local resources available.



INTRODUCTION TO REHABILITATION FOR BRAIN INJURY (BI)
Our Disclaimer again, to be perfectly clear: The resource guide does not provide medical advice.
Information in this resource guide is for informational purposes only. No material in this guide is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or nurse practitioner or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this guide.
Disclaimer:  We have worked hard to find resources that you may consider as options. A listing in this resource guide does not mean that the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico endorses any given listing or resource.  Please consult with your trusted primary care provider or other health care professionals before engaging with any resources listed.

Though there are some similarities between the after-effects of brain injuries, there is an enormous amount of variability to the point that it’s well known that, “Every brain injury is different.”  Therefore, we offer resources for rehabilitation and screening checklists, but we urge you to establish care with a primary care provider you trust who may consider whether or not you may benefit from brain injury rehabilitation specialists.

Rehabilitation for Brain Injury

 

On our toll-free phone line, the most common question we get from people with brain injury is, “What should I do; how can I get help?” or if it’s a family member, “How can I help my loved one?” There truly is hope after brain injury. It is possible to continue to learn and improve abilities after brain injury for as long as you work on your rehabilitation.

In the BIANM support groups, we say, “As long as you keep working on healing your brain, you’ll make progress in brain injury recovery.”

Concussion
Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) because it’s not usually life-threatening and the majority of sufferers recover in about 10 days. But up to two of five (about 2/5 or 40%) people with a concussion will still have concussion symptoms after one year. If you still experience concussion symptoms a year or more out from your injury, you may find your symptoms improving after further months or a year or two. However, some people with a “mild traumatic brain injury” have long-lasting effects. It is important to seek treatment if your concussion symptoms don’t improve within several weeks.  Treatment? Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and ocular-vestibular therapy are treatments for concussion. Ocular-vestibular therapy particularly targets symptoms such as dizziness, poor balance, low motor-coordination, nausea, irritability, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and more. You will learn more in our rehabilitation section on page

Here are links to the Centers for Disease Control pages on concussion. Some are about children’s concussions, but the principles apply to adults as well.

What is a concussion?
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_whatis.html

Concussion signs and symptoms
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_symptoms.html

Responding to concussion and action plan for coaches    https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_respondingto.html

Danger signs
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_danger_signs.html

Recovery from concussion
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_recovery.html

Returning to school
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/return_to_school.html

Returning to sports and activities
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/return_to_sports.html

Concussion prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_prevention.html

If you have long-lasting symptoms, don’t give up. Keep working to recover. Reach out to the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico for more information:  505-292-7414 or info@braininjurynm.org.  If you email us, please include your phone number. If you call, please be sure to leave your phone number, clearly, twice.

If you suffer from irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, or post-traumatic stress disorder, these may complicate your recovery from a concussion or more significant brain injury. It’s as important to seek help for the emotional symptoms as the physical symptoms. Emotional symptoms may not be “caused” by concussion or brain injury, but your injuries may place you at higher risk for mental health issues.


Concussion Compass

Email:  https://www.concussioncompass.com/get-in-touch
Website:  https://www.concussioncompass.com/
If you live with persistent concussion symptoms that have lasted longer than three months and are willing to work hard for your recovery, then you may be a candidate for membership in Concussion Compass.  Concussion Compass is an online educational membership program facilitated by a physical therapist and a concussion specialist who owns Symphony Rehabilitation in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada.  Concussion Compass will provide you with support and help you to create individualized goals based on your symptom profile, so that you will have a streamlined and holistic roadmap to better health.

Rehabilitation Therapies
Rehabilitation therapists will perform an evaluation to learn how they can help you:
Physical, occupational, and speech therapies may offer relief for some of your issues. Ask your primary care provider to provide referrals for evaluation for the three rehabilitation therapies.

Some primary care providers are unfamiliar with the rehabilitation therapies. Be prepared to advocate for yourself if your primary care provider asks questions such as,

1. “Why do you need speech therapy? You can talk.”
Answer: Because a speech therapist can help me with my memory.

Or:  Because speech therapists work on “communication skills” and cognitive (thinking) skills such as attention, focus, memory, problem-solving, and more.

2. “Why do you need occupational therapy if you won’t be working?”
Answer:  Because occupational therapists help with activities of daily living.

Or: Because occupational therapists work on a host of important life skills including coping skills, interpersonal skills, self-regulation skills; sensory awareness; home management, and basic activities of daily living.

Admission to an Acute Care Hospital for Moderate to Severe Brain Injury
Upon receiving a moderate to severe brain injury, a patient may receive emergency medical care and thereafter be admitted to a hospital’s Inpatient Intensive Care Unit or  ̶  at a Level I trauma center, such as UNM in New Mexico  ̶  the Neuro Intensive Care Unit.  An intensive care unit has a high staff to patient ratio and provides life-saving and life-sustaining medical care for patients with severe injuries or illness. The purpose of care is to stabilize the patient and manage medical issues to keep the patient from crisis.

Your loved one may have had a traumatic brain injury, a brain bleed, a stroke, or other serious brain condition. You may find that your loved one is unconscious or in a coma. An intensive care unit typically has one nurse for two patients in adjacent rooms, and the rooms have a wall of glass so the nurse can watch both patients from her desk in the corridor. She or he will typically be very active and in and out of each patient’s room frequently assessing monitors, equipment, tubes, oxygen, and patient condition to keep the patient safe, warm, and comfortable. Typically there will be only one or two visitors permitted in the room at a time. This is a time of great stress for a family, and it’s important to seek support and to take care of oneself and each other. You may request to meet with a social worker for support, if one is not offered.

A patient will stay in the intensive care unit until the patient is stabilized and is safe to be released to a lower level of care. Once a patient is out of danger and stabilized, the patient may be moved to a “step-down” unit for a period of time until ready for discharge.

Additional Resource: Centers for Disease Control page on severe brain injury.

Post-Acute Care Rehabilitation Facility

After a stay of a couple of days to a month or longer, a patient may be discharged to a post-acute rehabilitation facility for daily physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech therapy (ST).  If your loved one is approaching discharge from an acute care hospital, you may have to advocate for your loved one to be discharged to a rehabilitation facility. The discharging physician will make the decision. Inpatient rehabilitation therapists such as physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists can help you to advocate for your loved one go to post-acute care. If a decision is made for no post-acute care, then advocate for outpatient rehabilitation therapies to be prescribed as part of the discharge plan. If they are not, then we suggest advocating for the patient with the primary care provider at home for referrals to outpatient rehabilitation therapies, if needed.

The lack of access to post-acute rehabilitation after a (moderate to) severe brain injury limits opportunities for patients to return to work and have better function and quality of life, increases family caregiving and economic burdens, and strains public liabilities for long-term care.

Post-acute rehabilitation is interdisciplinary – supporting physical, cognitive, and social skills – and intensive. Access can be limited by lack of insurance, lack of coverage or limits to coverage for rehabilitation, lack of services available close to home, and lack of understanding of the beneficial impact of rehabilitation access.

Providing appropriate post-acute rehabilitation services benefits physical, cognitive, and emotional/behavioral function, return to work, independence, participation in the community. Access also reduces the total cost of their health care, particularly long-term care costs.

Existing data, information, expert opinion, and patient experience support the effectiveness of rehabilitation services at improving function after severe brain injury.

For more information from this report by the Massachussetts Health Policy Forum: https://www.biama.org/pdfs/advocacy/post-acute-severe-brain-injury-brief-final-nov_-2019.pdf

Patients in a Coma

Once a patient in a coma is stabilized, he or she will also be discharged to a post-acute care facility. While in the coma, the patient will usually have physical therapy in the bed, so that muscles do not atrophy.  When the patient awakens from the coma, then the rehabilitation therapies start in earnest.

Patients Discharged to Home

Once a patient is discharged home, then outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services are utilized to keep a patient moving forward. Sometimes in-home services are also possible. You may need to ask your loved one’s primary care physician for repeated referrals for rehabilitation therapies. You will need to be a strong advocate for yourself or your loved one.

Advocating for Yourself or a Loved One’s Rehabilitative Services

In New Mexico, though we would like to have insurance cover all the rehabilitation therapies needed until a person with a brain injury recovers as much function as possible we have not yet been successful in achieving this. This means that most inpatient post-acute rehabilitation is available for at most three months and this may be followed by outpatient therapies.

Outpatient rehabilitation therapies are usually provided on a short-term basis for six to to sixteen weeks. If progress is going well, your therapist and primary care provider may be able to request that your health insurance company or managed care organization approve more treatments. The request is more likely to be approved if your provider can document that progress is being made and that further progress is expected with further treatment.

You may be discharged from a given outpatient rehab therapy if the therapist observes little to no progress or you have made progress but then your progress slows. They may say you have “plateaued.” This is a controversial term, but it essentially is used to mean that “at this time, we don’t see forward progress in your rehabilitation with the skills we’re working on with you”.

You can request another referral to rehab therapy after allowing some time to elapse. You may wish to learn how many, for example, physical therapy treatments your insurance company will cover in one year. If you reach the maximum allotment, then request another referral in the new year. Medicaid may provide more rehabilitation therapy sessions than private insurance or Medicare. Contact the customer service number on the back of your insurance card to find out.

Who can provide outpatient therapy services? Physical therapists, speech-language pathologists (speech therapists), and occupational therapists.

“Where can I get outpatient therapy services?”

  • Offices of privately practicing therapists
  • Outpatient hospital departments
  • Critical access hospital (CAH) outpatient departments
  • Rehabilitation agencies (sometimes called “other rehabilitation facilities” [ORFs])
  • Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORFs)
  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs, when Medicare Part A – Hospital Insurance doesn’t apply)
  • At home from certain therapy providers like privately practicing therapists and home health agencies.

MEDICAL RESOURCES FOR BRAIN INJURY

Our Disclaimer Repeated Here: The resource guide does not provide medical advice.

Information in this resource guide is for informational purposes only. Please do not interpret information we provide as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or nurse practitioner or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this guide.

Disclaimer:  We have worked hard to find resources that you may consider as options. A listing in this resource guide does not mean that the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico endorses any given listing or resource.  Please consult with your trusted primary care provider or other health care professionals before engaging with any resources listed.

Primary Care Provider

We all need – and most of us have – a Primary Care Provider. Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) will not necessarily be your main treatment provider for issues related to your brain injury. Even if your PCP is not that familiar with brain injury, you may request the referrals you need for your rehabilitation. It’s important for you to advocate for the referrals to specialists and rehabilitation providers you need.

Some of the services for which you need referrals:

  • Occupational therapy (OT)
  • Physical therapy (PT)
  • Speech therapy (SLP)
  • Ocular-Vestibular Therapy (OCT), often called Vestibular Therapy. This therapy is performed by a physical therapist with advanced training in working with the
  • Neurologists in New Mexico primarily treat two sequelae of brain injury: headaches and post-traumatic seizures.
  • Pain clinic
  • Neuro-ophthalmologist for vision problems resulting from neurological injury such as brain injury.
  • Neuro-optometry for vision rehabilitation resulting from brain injury
  • Neuropsychiatry for mental health problems requiring specialized care from a psychiatrist who is specially trained in neurology and psychiatry.
  • Neuropsychology (unless a rare provider specifies no referral is needed)

If you do not have a primary care provider, please call your Medicaid Managed Care Organization, Medicare, or private insurance provider to request one. Call the number on the back of your insurance card.

Neurology

Neurologists treat a number of conditions related to brain injury. These may include:

  • Seizure disorders including epilepsy
  • Headaches, migraines and facial pain
  • Movement disorders
  • Stroke diagnosis and treatment (typically in a stroke center at a major hospital)
  • Sometimes movement disorders or pain or weakness from nerve damage

Some neurologists in NM do not follow patients with traumatic brain injury who do not have continuing headaches, seizures, etc.

Presbyterian Neurology

Presbyterian Neurology Albuquerque
6100 Pan American Fwy NE, Suite 340
Albuquerque, NM  87109
Phone:  505-823-8777
Fax:  505-823-8829
Presbyterian Neurology Rio Rancho
Physician Office Building
2400 Unser Blvd SE, Suite 18300
Rio Rancho, NM  87124
Phone:  505-823-8777
Fax:   505-253-6580
Presbyterian Neurology Santa Fe
454 St. Michael’s Dr
Santa Fe, NM  87505
505-303-5000
505-303-5203
Presbyterian Neurology Espanola
1010 Spruce St, 2nd Floor
Espanola, NM  87532
505-367-0340
505-367-0329


Sally Harris, MD, MS, FAAN
Sandia Neurology PC
An Integrative Approach to Neurological Care
4600 Jefferson Lane NE Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone:  505-884-4406
Website:  https://sandianeurology.com/
Dr. Harris offers a Headache Clinic and a Group Headache Clinic as well as complete neurological care. Dr. Harris takes Presbyterian Medicare; for other insurances, her office provides a superbill, so you may be reimbursed by your health insurer. Please note that Medicaid (Centennial Care, Community Care) does not reimburse for out-of-network provider appointments such as with Dr. Harris.

Daniel G. Shibuya, MD
Lovelace Medical Group
Southwest Medical Associates, Northside Office
4420 Irving Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone:  505-727-5910

University of New Mexico Neurology
900 Camino de Salud
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone:  505-272-3160

Neuro-Opthalmology

A neuro-opthalmologist is a medical doctor who treats visual problems related to diseases of the brain or traumatic brain injury. A neuro-opthalmologist is trained in ophthalmology, neurology, and neurosurgery. Conditions that a neuro-opthalmologist may treat include:

  • Optic nerve problems
  • Abnormal eye movements, such as shaking movements (nystagmus)
  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Eyelid abnormalities, such as a drooping eyelid (ptosis)
  • Forced eye closure (blepharospasm)
  • Unequal pupil size (anisocoria)
  • Partial or complete vision loss; unexplained vision loss; visual field loss, transient visual loss
  • Visual disturbances, such as flashes of light (photopsia)
  • Myasthenia gravis

Kevin Sitko, MD
Neuro-opthalmologist
Opthalmology Dept.
University of New Mexico
Lomas Blvd. Clinic Phone:  505-272-2553
University Blvd. Clinic Phone:  505-272-2553
Neurosugery Clinic Phone:  505-272-9494

Barrow Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Phone:  (855) 977-9496
Website:  https://www.barrowneuro.org/centers-programs/neuro-ophthalmology/

Carlos Vazquez, MD
West Texas Eye Associates of El Paso
1240 Lomaland Drive
El Paso, TX 79907
Phone:   915-591-4441
Website:   https://www.wtea2020.com/neuro-ophthalmology-el-paso/

Kenn Freedman, MD, Ph.D.
Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion
3601 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Lubbock, TX 79430
806-743-2020

Neuro-Optometry Rehabilitation

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological insults. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy is a process for the rehabilitation of many disorders that may result from brain injury including:

  • Acquired strabismus: Abnormal alignment of the eyes
  • Diplopia: Double vision
  • Binocular dysfunction: When the eyes aren’t aligned with each other
  • Eye convergence issues: When it is difficult for your eyes to focus together on something small and close to your eyes like a business card, for example.
  • Eye accommodation paresis/paralysis: When one or both eyes don’t respond to visual stimuli due to an inability to move.
  • Oculomotor dysfunction: A range of symptoms that may affect vision after brain injury.
  • Visual-spatial dysfunction: Difficulty being able to tell where objects are in space.
  • Visual perceptual and cognitive deficits: Difficulty understanding visual information.
  • Traumatic visual acuity loss: Blindness or near blindness.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
Website:  https://noravisionrehab.org/patients-caregivers/what-is-neuro-optometric-rehabilitation

Michelle Cohen, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist
2703 Broadbent Pkwy Ste J
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone:   505-341-2020
Website:  www.invisionvt.com
Sean Hamishige, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist
Buena Vista Eye Care
1645 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:   505-983-2592
Fax:   505-984-8892

Neuro-Optometrists Outside New Mexico for Patients Closer to our Borders
Angela Koplos, OD
421 B Executive Center Blvd
El Paso Texas 79902
Phone:  915-444-8458
Mike Vennell, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, Optometrist
Spine and Sports Wellness Clinic3501 Soncy, Suite #1
Amarillo, Texas 79119
Phone:   806-356-7291
Website:   Spineandsportswellnessclinic.com
Nicholas Blair, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, Optometrist
Blair Vision Care
3425 Austin Bluffs Parkway #108
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone:   719-999-8404
Website:   https://blairvisioncare.com/
Joshua Watt, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, Optometrist
1710 Jet Stream Dr., Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO , 80921
Phone:  719-302-8922 
Website:  https://www.impactvisiontherapy.com

Joshua Watt, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, Optometrist
363 Village Square Ln., Ste 155
Castle Pines, CO , 80108.
Phone:  720-726-5128
Website:  https://www.impactvisiontherapy.com
Kimberlie A. Haas, OTR/L
St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
2635 N 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone:  970-298-2273
Amy Thomas, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, Vision TherapistArizona Vision Therapy Center2312 N Rosemont Blvd #103
6602 E Carondelet Dr
Tucson, Arizona 85712Website:  www.azvisiontherapy.com
Terence Trinka, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, Nutritionist, Optometrist
26689 Pleasant Park Rd
Conifer, CO 80433
Phone:   303-838-9355
Website:   https://www.eyebrainconnection.com
 

Jeffrey Martin, OD
Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist
2233 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Phone:   520-327-9411
Website:  www.clearviewvisioncare.com

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Assessments and Screening for Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy

Below, we provide links to checklists that you can fill out on your own or with the help of a friend, loved one, case manager, counselor, or psychotherapist. These forms do not diagnose any condition, nor do they provide medical advice.  Rather, they provide a means for you to show your primary care provider the kinds of skills that you may need help with.

HELPS Brain Injury Screen – We provide this in the event that there is no record of a brain injury in your medical chart. This form does not diagnose brain injury. Only an expert physician can do that. Years after a brain injury, a neuropsychologist may be able to diagnose brain injury. This form is a “screening” form that is for informational purposes only. It can help you show your doctor about experiences you have had in the past that may have affected you.

Post Concussion Symptom Scale – This form provides three columns for three dates upon which you may track your symptoms over time.

Physical therapy checklist – This form is for assessing whether you may benefit from an evaluation for outpatient treatment of  orthopedic injuries and for addressing strength and endurance.  Your primary care provider can implement a referral for an evaluation by a physical therapist.

Occupational therapy – This form is for assessing whether you may benefit from an evaluation for outpatient treatment for activities of daily living; for hand, wrist, elbow, and arm injuries; and for a host of other important skills after brain injury.  Your primary care provider can implement a referral for an evaluation by an occupational therapist.

Speech therapy – This form is for assessing whether you may benefit from an evaluation for outpatient treatment for cognitive rehabilitation and social skills after brain injury. Your primary care provider can implement a referral for an evaluation by a speech therapist.

Vestibular therapy – This form is for assessing whether you may benefit from an evaluation for outpatient treatment for balance problems, dizziness, and other troubling post-concussion or post-brain injury symptoms. Your primary care provider can implement a referral for an evaluation by a vestibular therapist.  A vestibular therapist is an advanced practice physical therapist.  Some vestibular therapists have additional certification in neurological rehabilitation.

Plus the Complete Rehab Assessment Packet that includes all forms listed above.

Our checklists cannot, on their own, determine if you will benefit from a rehabilitation therapy. Our checklists can help you pinpoint specific skills with which you struggle.

When you show a checklist to your primary care provider, you may ask if he or she might consider referring you for an evaluation from a rehabilitation therapist.

A rehabilitation therapist can evaluate your skills and determine if you will likely benefit from their services.

If you ask your primary care provider for a referral to a rehabilitation therapist, please be sure to ask him or her to include clinical notes with the referral showing the need for evaluation. Your provider may consider using the checklist you provide as a basis for clinical notes.

For access to the skills checklists, click on links below.  Ask a friend, loved one, caseworker, or other helper to help you with the checklists. New Mexico residents may call Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico at 505-292-7414 for help with these checklists, and ask for Brain Injury Navigator Services.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Assessment Checklists
We offer self-assessments for the following purpose:  So that you can identify areas of skills that you need help with.  None of our assessments fulfill a diagnostic purpose or are to be construed as medical advice.

These self-assessments are to empower you to discuss your needs with your primary care provider, in the event that he or she may be able to refer you for assessment for a rehabilitation therapy (or two or three or four).

Complete Assessment Packet containing all checklists listed on the next page: https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/bianm-brain-injury-rehab-assessment-packet.pdf
Helps Brain Injury Screen
https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/helps-brain-injury-screening-tool.pdf
This is not a diagnostic tool. This is simply ascreening tool that you may use toConcussion Scales – Monitor Symptoms Over Time
https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/concussion_scales-three-dates.pdf
Physical Therapy (PT) Checklist

Physical therapy helps with mobility, strength and endurance, balance and coordination, fatigue, fall prevention, and more.  Physical Therapy Checklist:
https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/bianm-physical-therapy-checklist.pdf

Occupational Therapy (OT) Checklist

OT helps with regaining daily living skills, fine motor skills, and needs that involve the upper limbs. OT can help with returning to driving if possible.  OT Checklist:
https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/bianm-occupational-therapy-checklist.pdf

Vestibular Therapy (OVT) Checklist

Ocular Vestibular Therapy (usually called Vestibular Therapy for short) helps with physical symptoms experienced after brain injury or concussion.  These are: poor balance, poor motor coordination, dizziness or visual blurring when turning the head, nausea and/or vomiting, headaches, neck pain and stiffness, sensitivity to light, and irritability.

Vestibular Therapy treats problems with the canals in the inner ear and the nerves involved in the visual system and the connections between them. This takes specialized, advanced training.

Vestibular therapy is practiced by Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) with advanced training. If you are troubled by symptoms on this checklist, please ask your physician for a referral to a Doctor of Physical Therapy preferably one with additional certification in neurological rehabilitation.   Vestibular Therapy Checklist:  https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/bianm-vestibular-therapy-checklist.pdf

Speech Language Pathology / Speech Therapy (ST) Checklist

Speech Therapy (SLP, Speech Language Pathology) helps with cognitive rehabilitation: attention, focus, memory, keeping track of appointments, planning, problem solving, listening comprehension, as well as production of words/speech and swallowing issues. Speech Therapy Checklist:
https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/bianm-speech-
therapy-checklist.pdf

OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION THERAPY ClINICS

Our resources here are primarily rehabilitation therapists for people with injured brains in the Albuquerque area, though we are gradually building out other areas of the state.  On this list is a UNM center (UNM CDD) you may call to find rehabilitation therapists all over the state of NM. Please consult with your primary care provider about whether or not he or she may wish to consider referring you for rehabilitation therapies.

Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, Inc.
Website:   http://www.nmrehab.com
Email:   eaccounting@nmrehab.com

Alamogordo

2351 Indian Wells Road
Alamogordo, NM 88310-5012z
Phone:   575-437-3351
Fax:   575-437-2622

Artesia

601 W Mahone Dr

Artesia, NM 88210

Phone:  575-746-2566

Fax: 575-746-6260

Carlsbad

126 S Canyon St

Carlsbad, NM 88220

Phone:  575-628-0503

Fax: 575-628-3073

Child/Adult:  Our goal in physical therapy is to give you, the patient, the best possible care including both rehabilitation and education. We have found that this is best achieved by a team effort among you, your therapist, your physician, your insurance company, and our support staff.

Free Screening

If you or someone you know has pain that won’t go away, recently injured, or has not completed a physical therapy consultation in over a year; our trained therapists will schedule a complimentary evaluation and screening designed to evaluate your pain, mobility and overall body movement. Let our highly skilled therapists advise you if therapy will help in liu of surgery or prescription drugs.

Direct Access

Direct access refers to the ability of patients to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without being referred by a doctor or other healthcare practitioner. If you feel you have a problem that may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist, you might be able to refer yourself to physical therapy for treatment. Our expert billing department will work with your insurance carrier.

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance Eastside
2100 Louisana Blvd NE, Suite 409
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-448-1959
Fax: 505-890-3330
Albuquerque Hearing and Balance Westside
10700 Corrales Rd, Suite I
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: 505-750-9569
Fax: 505-890-3330

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance offers expert vestibular therapy. This is a type of physical therapy that addresses the following symptoms after concussion or brain injury:  balance, low motor coordination, dizziness, dizziness upon turning the head, nausea, headaches, pain and stiffness in the neck, and irritability, as shown on our Vestibular Therapy checklist, which you are free to use. Morgan Fry, DPT, at these clinics requires a referral and clinical notes from your primary care physician. If you also take in our Vestibular Therapy Checklist when you see Dr. Fry, this could help him quickly understand your areas of difficulty. Dr. Fry has advanced certification in neurological rehabilitation.

Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center
Child and adult audiology and speech therapy
9500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 215
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone:  505-431-4212
Fax:  505-247-1772
Email:  inquiries@aslhc.org
Website:  http://aslhc.org/
Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center offers child and adult speech therapy as well as audiology services, hearing evaluations, and hearing aid fitting. They also offer tinnitus evaluations, tinnitus management, and tinnitus retraining therapy.

Back In Action (Physical) Therapy

Back In Action Therapy – Alamogordo
1011 10th St., Ste. A
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone:  575-439-9878
Fax:  575-439-9878
Back In Action Therapy – Las Cruces
4440 N Sonoma Ranch Blvd., Ste. F
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone:  575-222-0188
Email:  patients@backinactiontherapy.com

Website:  http://www.backinactiontherapy.com

Child and adult physical therapy:  Back in Action Therapy is a company founded in 2001 with one goal in mind: create a superior physical therapy experience with one-on-one care and individualized therapy programs. Our Alamogordo clinic was voted best in Otero County in 2018 and 2019, and we are bringing our quality care/services to the Las Cruces community in 2020. This organization mentions treating neurological injury and  offering (ocular-) vestibular therapy.

Bilingual Therapies

1931 Alvarado Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone:  505-342-2500

Fax:  505-266-6306

Website:  https://www.bilingualtherapiesnm.com/

Child/Adult:  Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy in English and Spanish. Our mission is to provide life skills to bilingual, multicultural populations.

Carrie Tingley Hospital Outpatient Clinic – UNMH

1127 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Toll-Free:  800-272 4511

Phone:  505-272-5200

Website:  https://hsc.unm.edu/health/locations/carrie-tingley-hospital.html

Child/adolescent/young adult: Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. This clinic is very experienced with children and adolescents and young adults with brain injury. This clinic also offers adaptive equipment, orthotic services, and a wheelchair clinic.

Carrie Tingley Hospital Outpatient Concussion Clinic
1127 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Toll-Free Phone:  800-272 4511

Phone:  505-272-5200

Child/adolescent/young adult:  Parents  or young adults can ask the primary care provider to send a referral to Carrie Tingley for the Concussion Clinic or the parent can call the phone number above and ask to be connected to the Concussion Clinic scheduler. This is a multi-disciplinary clinic with professionals who are expert in concussion/brain injury recovery.

Christina Brown & Associates Speech Therapy
2819 Richmond Drive NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

Phone:  505-883-3787

Fax:  505-830-0106

Email:  janderson@christinabrownandassociates.com
Website:  http://christinabrownandassociates.com/
Child/Adult speech therapy:  Christina Brown & Associates, Inc has been providing exceptional speech therapy services for children and adults since 1996. Our highly qualified speech-language pathologists are passionate about fostering optimal communication skills to improve the quality of life of each of our clients. We are dedicated to assisting children and adults in participating to their fullest at home, school, work, and in day-to-day activities. Through the development of communication skills, individuals can realize their full potential, develop effective relationships, and express confidence in their increased independence.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Sports Medicine & Therapy Services
2968 Rodeo Park Dr W, Suite 100

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone:   505-913-5100
Fax:  505-913-5101

Appointments:  christushealth.org
Website :  https://www.christushealth.org/st-vincent/locations-directions/sports-medicine-santa-fe/

Adult: Physical, occupational, speech, and ocular-vestibular therapy. This clinic offers multiple vestibular therapists with advanced certification in neurological rehabilitation.

Climbing Tree Therapy

2301 Yale Blvd SE, Suite A3

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone:  505-385-8028

Website:  https://www.climbingtreetherapy.com/

Child: Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy

Explorabilities

5006 Copper NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone:  505-268-7988
Email:  info@explorabilities.com
Child: Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy and adult orthopedic and sports physical therapy.

Independent Living Therapy Services
Ivyrose Gonzales, OT
2727 San Pedro Rd NE Suite 116
Albuquerque NM 87110
Phone:  505-433-2146
Fax:  505-508-2305
Referral form:  https://therapyabq.com/uploads/OT%20referral%20form-01.17.22.pdf
Adult Occupational Therapy
Ivyrose Gonzales, OT, offers complete occupational therapy services including the following in your own home.  She is experienced and expert with patients with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, and more.  She offers the following services:

Evaluate and Treat
Hand/Upper Extremity Therapy
Shoulder Rehabilitation Therapeutic Exercise
Postural Re-education
Splinting
Manual Therapy
Self-Care Training/ Adaptive Equipment
Home Exercise Program
Wheelchair Seating Evaluation/Pressure Mapping
Neuromuscular Re-education
Complex Rehab Technology Evaluation
Assistive Technology Evaluation
Home Safety Evaluation

Indigo Therapy Services

6817 Academy Pkwy W NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone:  505-508-0505

Fax:  505-312-8414
Email:  itsikids@comcast.net

Website:  https://www.indigotherapyservices.com/

Child: Occupational therapy and speech therapy

Kid Power Therapy Associates

3530 Pan American Freeway NE, Suite D

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone:  505-888-4469

Fax:  889-8142
Email:  kidpower@spinn.net

Website:  http://www.kidpowertherapyassociates.com/

Children: Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Kid Power specializes in Sensory Integration Therapy for sensory processing disorders, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, autism spectrum disorder, speech and language delays, and much more. This is one of the only therapy agencies with a website that mentions traumatic brain injury.

La Luz Therapy, LLC

5400 Sevilla Way NW, Ste E

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone:  505-758-4337

Phone:  505-363-9582
Email:  laluztherapy@gmail.com

Website:  https://laluztherapy.wixsite.com/la-luz
Child and adult orthopedic physical therapy

Liferoots

1111 Menaul Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone:  505-255-5501

1909 29th St SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone:  505-962-0270

Website:  http://liferootsnm.org/

Services with for adults and children with disabilities. Child occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and educational play group.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital
A Proud Sponsor of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico

LovelaceUNM Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics
505 Elm St

Albuquerque, NM 87102

505-727-4725

Website:  https://lovelace.com/services/rehabilitation
Adult:  Brain Injury Rehabilitation, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy (including cognitive rehabilitation) and so much more! Lovelace Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinics also offer an aquatics program (Albuquerque), pain clinic, concussion therapy and testing program, back pain, spinal cord injury, and more. Lovelace UNM offers a special speech therapy program called SPEAK OUT!

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital & Lovelace Unm Outpatient Rehabilitation
505 Elm St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone:  (505) 727-3698
Fax:  (505) 727-4744
Lovelace Outpatient Rehabilitation – Women’s Hospital
4600 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone:  (505) 727-4620
Fax:  (505) 727-9086
Lovelace UNM Outpatient Rehabilitation – Wyoming Blvd.

7910 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Suite C Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone:  (505) 727-4888

FAX:  (505) 727-9333

Lovelace Outpatient Rehabilitation – Westside Hospital

10511 Golf Course Rd. NE Suite 104

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Phone:  (505)727-2123

FAX:  (505) 727-2187

Lovelace UNM Outpatient Rehabilitation – Rio Rancho

111 Rio Rancho Blvd SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone:  (505) 727-4950

FAX:  (505) 727-9139

Lovelace UNM Outpatient Rehabilitation – Santa Fe

1692 Hospital Dr., Bldg. B, Ste. 202

Santa Fe, NM 87505-4754

Phone:  (505) 982-6399

FAX:  (505)982-3219

Lovelace UNM Outpatient Rehabilitation – Jemez Pueblo of Jemez Senior Center

129-A Canal St

Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024

Phone:  (505)727-4927

FAX:  (505) 727-9139

Lovelace UNM Outpatient Rehabilitation – South Coors

4250 Coors Blvd SW, Unit C

Albuquerque, NM 87121

Phone:  (505) 727-4961

FAX:  (505) 727-927

 

National Aphasia Association

Website:  https://www.aphasia.org/aphasia-support-new-mexico/

Aphasia rehabilitation resources for adults throughout NM. Aphasia is an impairment of language. If  you or your loved one has difficulty producing or understanding speaking, reading, or writing, this may be aphasia. Aphasia is always due to an injury to the brain whether stroke, brain tumor, infection, or other head trauma.

New Mexico Rehabilitation Center – Outpatient
31 Gail Harris

Roswell, NM 88203

Phone:  (505) 347-3400

Website:  https://nmhealth.org/about/ofm/ltcf/nmrc/

This organization provides acute rehabilitation services to individuals with brain injuries. They offer nursing, psychiatry services, psychiatry, traditional therapies (i.e. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy). The organization also offers dual diagnosis brain injury treatment services for individuals who are cognitively able to participate in this program.

Presbyterian Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics
Website:   https://www.phs.org/doctors-services/services-centers/supporting-services/Pages/rehabilitation.aspx

Presbyterian Outpatient Rehabilitation provides rehabilitation services to individuals with brain injuries. They offer, traditional therapies, i.e. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy, including Physical Therapists who offer Ocular-Vestibular Therapy.

6301 Forest Hills Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone:   505-823-8350
8100 Constitution Pl., NE, Albuquerque NM 87110

Phone:   505-823-8350

3715 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone:   505-823-8350

2400 Unser Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone:   505-823-8350

4801 Beckner Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:  Phone Number:505-772-2000
2217 Dillon St.
Clovis, NM 88101
Phone:  Phone Number:575-769-7356
1010 Spruce St.
Española, NM 87532
Phone:  Phone Number:505-367-0340
211 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone:  Phone Number:575-257-8239
1202 Highway 60 West, Socorro, NM 87801
Phone:  Phone Number:575-835-8761
305 E Miel de Luna, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone:  Phone Number:575-461-7000

Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico – Outpatient Services

4441 East Lohman Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone:  575-521-6400
Fax:  575-521-6423
Website:  https://rhsnm.ernesthealth.com/

We provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services to people recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they can return home at their highest level of independence.  Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

San Juan Rehabilitation Hospital – Outpatient Services
727 West Animas

Farmington, NM 87401

Phone:  (505) 564-8563

Website:  www.sanjuanregional.com

This rehabilitation facility provides outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

Sandia Sunrise Therapy

9550 San Mateo Blvd NE, Ste. A

Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone:  505-369-9582

Website:  https://www.sandiasunrisetherapy.com/

Child occupational therapy, physical therapy, and aquatic therapy. Adult orthopedic physical therapy.

Santa Fe Therapy Associates
1800 Old Pecos Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-424-8777

Phone:  505-424-9777

Child/ adult:  Bilingual Spanish and English speech therapy; occupational therapy, physical therapy, orofacial mycology (swallowing, chewing, breathing, dental structure), and feeding and eating specialties.

Three Rivers Physical Therapy
3701 Messina Dr, Suite 108
Farmington, NM 87402
Phone:  505-258-4003
Fax:  505-436-2740
Email:  threeriversphysicaltherapy@gmail.com

To get effective physical therapy that treats your aches and pains, come to Three Rivers Physical Therapy. You’ll form strong partnerships with licensed, skilled therapists who provide you with customized treatments and care. When the source of your pain is a specific injury or condition, you need a course of therapy designed to meet those needs head-on. Let our team of experienced therapists work with you to develop a care plan to address your condition and strive for the results you need. We offer physical therapy, ocular-vestibular therapy, dry needling, stroke rehabilitation, post-amputation or prosthetic training.

We Need to Talk and More! LLC

Child: Occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST)

2300 Candelaria Rd NE

Albuquerque, NM

Phone:  505-675-0689
Email:  weneedtotalkllc@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.weneedtotalkandmore.com/

For children in OT, there is a sensory gym, kitchenette for life skills, social skills groups, and a treatment room for a quiet therapy space. We offer assistive technology and augmentative communication support.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION SERVICES

UNM Center for Development and Disability

Phone:  505-373-3000

Website:  http://cdd.unm.edu/
The center can help you to locate rehabilitation services in or outside of Albuquerque. If you live outside of Albuquerque, this can be particularly useful.

UNM Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
1700 Lomas Blvd NE Suite 1300
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone:  505-277-4453

Website:  https://slhc.unm.edu/
Child and adult speech therapy and cognitive rehabilitation. Here at the Speech Language and Hearing Center we want to help every person to communicate at their very best. We do so by offering evaluations and treatment for both individuals and in a group setting. Our exceptional providers supervise graduate student clinicians in fun, creative, innovative sessions tailored to each individual’s needs.

At the UNM Speech Language Hearing Center clinic we specialize in evaluation and treatment for anyone with a feeding or swallowing concern from infants to adults we want to help make meal times enjoyable. We also specialize in hearing tests and hearing aid fittings.

Let us serve you or your loved one, contact us today to find out more about the services we offer. We offer Medicaid billing only. If you do not have Medicaid, we offer self-pay with a sliding scale. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment. Specialized services and conditions treated by this clinic include the following.

UNM Health Sandoval Regional Medical Center

3001 Broadmoor Blvd. NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Website:  https://unmhealth.org/services/rehabilitation/speech-language-therapy.html
Central Scheduling:  505-272-2455.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Phone: 505-994-7131
Fax:  505-994-7155
UNM Health Sandoval Regional Medical Center offers outpatient physical, speech, and occupational therapy.

UNM Health Hospital Speech Pathology Department

2211 Lomas Blvd. NE

3rd floor Ambulatory Care Clinic

Albuquerque, NM 87106
Central Scheduling:  505-272-2455

UNM Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat)

UNM Ear Nose and Throat Specialists
Sandoval Regional Medical Center Ear Nose Throat Clinic3001 Broadmoor Blvd NERio Rancho, NM 87144
Central Scheduling: 505-272-2455
UNM Family Health Clinic, Northeast Heights, (Otolaryngology)
UNM Ear Nose and Throat Specialists
7801 Academy Rd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87109
Central Scheduling: 505-272-2455
This is a partial listing of conditions likely to affect patients with brain injury that may be treated by an Ear Nose Throat specialist. This specialist requires a referral from your primary care physician:

Vocal disorders

Velopharyngeal incompetence/insufficiency – when the soft palate does not close tightly against the back of the throat, leading to air coming out the nose during speech. This can
cause speech that is difficult to understand.

Laryngectomy management and care (voice restoration, tracheoesophageal speech)

Tracheostomy care and management

Trismus (inability to open the mouth fully)

Hearing evaluations

Hearing aid fittings


PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychologists perform neuropsychological evaluations. They are clinical psychologists with special training in testing of cognition or thinking skills. Neuropsychological evaluations are often needed in determining disability, creation of treatment plans, and understanding a patient’s strengths and weaknesses in order to build compensatory strategies. Most insurance companies, including NM Centennial Care, cover one per year. We typically recommend that you have your first neuropsychological evaluation at about six months after a brain injury.

All but one of the neuropsychologists on our list requires a physician referral for a neuropsychological evaluation. From the time you request a referral until the final results are presented to you may take up to one year. So if you want or need a neuropsychological evaluation, please do not put off asking your primary care provider for a referral.

Typically a neuropsychological evaluation consists of:

  1. a) An initial interview in which the doctor will take your history including the history of your injury. Bring a loved one or someone who knows you well to this appointment, especially if you would like them to provide some details about your history.
  1. b) Usually at a separate appointment, your cognitive skills will be tested. These may include attention, different kinds of memory such as working, immediate, and delayed memory, visuospatial perception, listening comprehension, and other skills.
  1. c) Finally the doctor will write up your report and will schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your results with you. You will leave with a copy of your report (or you’ll receive it in the mail if the final appointment is by telemedicine). You may then provide a copy to any medical, behavioral health, or rehabilitation professional you wish. Or if you prefer, you may sign forms called “Authorizations to Disclose Private Health Information,” and you may name any professional you wish to receive a mailed copy of your report.

The following neuropsychologists take a wide range of insurances. Please call the office of each to check if the doctor takes yours. Note that Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin in Albuquerque and Dr. Jo Velasquez in Las Cruces are the only neuropsychologists on our list that we know accept Medicare.  And Dr. Sandra Montoya is the only one on our list not requiring a physician referral.

Sandra Montoya, Ph.D.
3900 Juan Tabo Blvd NE # 11
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone:  505-275-6457
Fax:   505-298-3939

Complete neuropsychological evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults.  Dr. Montoya does not require a physician referral, so you may call her office directly for an appointment. Dr. Montoya accepts Medicaid and private insurances but not Medicare.

Neuropsychological Services of New Mexico
John H. King, Ph.D., ABPP
Jeffery Young, Ph.D
4001 Indian School Road NE, Suite 310

Albuquerque, NM 87110-3816

Phone:  505-404-9395

Fax:  505-299-4740

Website:  http://www.neuropsychnewmexico.com/

Services: Neuropsychological, neurobehavioral, psychological, and forensic evaluations for adults and children. Psychotherapy for adjustment to neurological conditions.  Cognitive, behavioral, and emotional treatment for children.

Southwest Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health, LLC
Jonathon R. Kurtyka, PhD, Director of Clinical Services

320 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 1001
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:  505-247-4900

Website:  https://www.swneuropsych.com/
Services: Child and adult neuropsychological evaluations, psychology, psychiatry, pediatric (child) occupational therapy.

Barbara Koltuska-Haskin, Ph.D.
11927 Menaul Blvd NE, #107
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone:   505-292-5003
Fax:   505-299-6463
Website:  https://www.drkoltuska.com/
Book:  https://www.drkoltuska.com/book
Complete neuropsychological evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Koltuska wrote an award-winning book entitled How My Brain Works:  A Guide to Understanding It Better and Keeping It Healthy. It’s a slim volume filled with information good for everyone’s brain and especially yours if you’ve experienced brain injury. Dr. Koltuska-Haskin accepts Medicare. Please call 505-292-5003 to learn if she can accept your Medicare coverage. She accepts Medicaid and many private insurances.

Jo Velasquez, PHD, MSCP
1635 S Don Roser Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone:  575-636-2506
Fax:  575-288-2691
Website:  https://www.inetmedrx2.com/
Dr. Velasquez is the go-to psychologist in Southern New Mexico for neuropsychological evaluation and treatment after brain injury. Dr. Velasquez has been providing psychological services for almost three decades. With advanced training in psychophysiology, neuropsychology, forensic psychology, and psychopharmacology, she is experienced in neuropsychological evaluation and treatment planning and  therapy for individuals living with brain injury. She is also a prescribing psychologist. Dr. Velasquez accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and a wide range of private insurances.

Psychology/Counseling/Therapy

Psychotherapists may provide therapy for communication skills, social skills, and cognitive skills as well as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Brain Injury Training for Mental Health Therapists
Inquire if your mental health therapist is experienced in assessing and treating patients with brain injury. If not, consider asking your therapist if he or she would like training in rehabilitation psychotherapy for brain injury, and ask your therapist to reach out to the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico to request therapist training.  We would love to list more therapists in this directory who are trained in working with patients with brain injury.

Mental health therapists must have at least a master’s degree in a professional program leading to licensure or they must have a doctorate in psychology or education. They are licensed at two levels:

Non-independently licensed therapists practicing under the supervision of an independently licensed clinician:

  • Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)

Independently licensed therapists (advanced licensure):

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Psychologists (Ph.D, some perform therapy – some provide testing)

Margot Feldvebel, LCSW
Based in Albuquerque, NM, and serving patients across New Mexico via Telemedicine appointments

Phone:  505-328- 9448 (phone calls only on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, please)

Fax:  505-340-3764
Margot provides Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychotherapy for adults living with brain injury, treating cognitive skills, trauma and other psychiatric/psychosocial issues, and substance misuse/abuse.

If Margot is unable to accept a new patient, she will encourage you to become involved with a brain injury support group and may suggest other avenues for care. Support groups for people living with brain injury are instrumental in healing.  Admission to support groups is free. There are no requirements for membership other than the ability to be polite and respectful to other members. You may find information for this and other support groups at https://www.braininjurynm.org/support/. During the pandemic, support groups meet virtually. Ms. Feldvebel accepts the following Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurances: Presbyterian Healthcare, Senior Care, Medicare, and Centennial Care (Medicaid); Blue Cross Community Care (Medicaid); Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare and private insurance plans; Western Sky Community Care (Medicaid); Humana Medicare and private insurance plans.

Katie Morrison, Ph.D.
Clinician Educator, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist
Dept. of Pediatrics
Carrie Tingley Hospital

1127 University Blvd NE

Albuquerque, 87102

Phone:  505-292-7464

Fax:  505-272-6500
Dr. Morrison provides psychological treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults.
A wide range of insurances are accepted including Medicaid.

Mark Pedrotty, Ph.D.

Clinician Educator, Professor, Clinical Rehabilitation Psychologist
Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carrie Tingley Hospital

1127 University Blvd NE

Albuquerque, 87102

Phone:  505-292-7464

Fax:  505-272-6500
Dr. Pedrotty provides Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychotherapy* for brain injury for children, adolescents, and young adults. He works with patients and their families to provide therapy with heart, guiding parents in how best to support their children who have experienced brain injury. He works with patients on cognitive skills, coping skills, and trauma resolution. *Dr. Pedrotty is the developer of this model of therapy that he teaches nationally and internationally as well as to behavioral health clinicians in New Mexico.  A wide range of insurances are accepted including Medicaid.

Jo Velasquez, PHD, MSCP
1635 S Don Roser Dr
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone:  575-636-2506
Fax:  575-288-2691
Website:  https://www.inetmedrx2.com/
Dr. Velasquez is the go-to psychologist in Southern New Mexico for neuropsychological evaluation and treatment after brain injury. Dr. Velasquez has been providing psychological services for almost three decades. With advanced training in psychophysiology, neuropsychology, forensic psychology, and psychopharmacology, she is experienced in neuropsychological evaluation and treatment planning and therapy for individuals living with brain injury. She is also a prescribing psychologist.

Neuropsychiatry

Davin Quinn, MD

Associate Professor, UNM School of Medicine

Neurosurgery Dept. Phone:  505-272-9494

Neuroscience Clinic Phone:  505-272-3160
Fax for physician Referrals:  505-272-925-7591
Dr. Quinn’s webpage:  https://vivo.health.unm.edu/display/n30913

Dr. Quinn has dual appointments to the UNM Dept of Psychiatry and the UNM Dept. of

Neurosurgery. His areas of special interest include neuropsychiatry; traumatic brain injury; non-invasive neuromodulation; transcranial magnetic stimulation; electroconvulsive therapy; transcranial direct current stimulation; consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Potential patients with brain injury should ask their primary care physician for a referral to Davin Quinn, MD, in the UNM Department of Neurosurgery. Please be sure your primary care physician includes clinical notes about your history of brain injury, cognitive issues, and psychiatric issues. Three weeks after your doctor’s office has confirmed that the referral has been submitted, please call the Neuroscience Clinic to find out if you may make an appointment to see Dr. Quinn. If you are not able to make an appointment with him by then, please email “info @ braininjurynm.org” (remove the spaces from the email address), and give your full name and date of birth and the reason for your email. We will get in touch with you.

A wide range of insurances are accepted at UNM including Medicare and Medicaid; however Presbyterian plan acceptance is limited.

David Ewing, MD
Albuquerque, NM
Phone:  505-401-5053
Please text before calling. State your name and that you would like an appointment.
Appointments are typically held by telemedicine.
Dr. Ewing accepts no health insurance and does not provide a superbill for out-of-network patients.

Dr. Ewing is a semi-retired neuropsychiatrist who still sees patients but does not accept insurances. He was board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in 1991 and in his early career was the Chief of the Division of Geropsychiatry at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center caring for patients with severe organic brain disease and behavioral problems serious enough to require indefinite hospitalization, some of whom had been there for 60 years. He’s cared for patients with traumatic and acquired brain injury, seizure disorders, brain tumors, strokes, Huntington’s Disease, Freidrich’s ataxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and a number of related conditions including several different kinds of dementia.  Unlike the majority of neuropsychiatrists who split their time between research and clinical work, Dr. Ewing has been 100% patient focused for 35 years. He is irreverent, humorous, compassionate, and has been called a “genius with medications,” who states, “we often get better results when discontinuing them.” Like many doctors, he can be brusque, so advocate for yourself, and tell him if that’s not working for you. He’ll appreciate it. Dr. Ewing also provides psychotherapy.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL & OTHER RESOURCES FOR BRAIN INJURY

Medicare Part B covers acupuncture only for low back pain. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers up to 12 acupuncture visits in 90 days for chronic low back pain. Medicare covers an additional 8 sessions if you show improvement. If your doctor decides your chronic low back pain isn’t improving or is getting worse, Medicare won’t cover your additional treatments. You can get a maximum of 20 acupuncture treatments in a 12-month period.  These treatments are not covered by Medicaid, sadly.

If you have private (commercial) insurance or a Medicare Supplement or Advantage plan, please check with the provider listed below or the phone number on the back of your insurance card to see if your insurance is accepted for any condition. Please note that the Neuro-acupuncture Institute listed below is sometimes able to provide funding for treatments.

Neuro-acupuncture
Drs. Jason and Linda Hao wrote the textbook on Neuro-acupuncture which combines Western understanding of the brain with Oriental Medicine. They have taught all over the world, and they are celebrated for their work with patients here in New Mexico. At BIANM, we have spoken to some people who were not helped by neuro-acupuncture, so it’s not a panacea for brain injury and stroke. But the fact is that many people have had life changing results.
https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/health_and_science/doctors-honored-for-neuro-acupuncture-miracles/article_cb62cc39-58f2-5ebe-bd6c-1b73d3fac3ac.html

Jason Hao, DOM and Colleagues (DOM: Doctor of Oriental Medicine)
Neuro-acupuncture Institute

202 E Marcy St

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone:  505-310-0053

Website:  https://www.neuroacupunctureinstitute.org

“Neuro-acupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods and Scalp Acupuncture with western medical knowledge of neurology, neuroscience, and neurological rehabilitation. Neuro-acupuncture is an advanced skill, most effective in the treatment of acute and chronic central nervous system disorders and often producing remarkable results with just a few needles.” Some health insurers cover this mode of treatment, but Medicaid does not. If your insurance will not cover it, sometimes funding for treatment is available through the Institute.

Linda Hao, DOM, and Jason Hao, DOM (DOM: Doctor of Oriental Medicine)

10151 Montgomery Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111

Phone:  (505) 822-9878
Some insurances cover this mode of treatment, but Medicaid does not.

Sharada Hall, DOM  (DOM: Doctor of Oriental Medicine)
Bodhimed, Ancient Medicine for Modern Health
60 St. Michael’s Dr, Suite 701
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone:  505-660-9258

Dr. Hall practices both neuro-acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine – the medicine of India developed over thousands of years of practice. She has studied in the U.S. and Asia and has taught as part of the faculty of the Ayurveda Institute in Albuquerque as well as having served as Clinical Supervisor in the Student Clinic. Now in her 21st year in practice, she treats a wide range of conditions, specializing in nutrition, digestion and neurological conditions. Dr. Hall offers in-person appointments for acupuncture, and she provides in-person and virtual Ayurvedic consultations. She states on her website, “I undertook extensive training in Neuroacupuncture with the premier doctors who wrote the textbook of this technique. (Editor’s note: Dr. Jason and Linda Hao, described above.) Because Neuro-acupuncture is incredibly effective for treating neurological conditions and pain, it has become the focus of my practice. There are very few acupuncturists trained in this powerful technique, so I am very grateful to have this tool to benefit my patients.”

Neurochiropractic Care

Michael Pendleton, DC, CCSP, DACNB, DC-APC, FABBIR

Southwest Brain Performance Center

7520 Montgomery Blvd NE, Bldg E-9,

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone:  (505) 888-6800

Website:  https://swbrainpc.com/

Offering highly specialized neurologic care for people with brain injury. FABBIR: Fellowship of the

American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation. No insurance covers this mode of treatment.

Unfortunately, we do not participate in any private health insurance program as the reimbursement amount for chiropractic care is very poor. Our office is able to provide you with a receipt including diagnosis codes that you can submit to your insurance to be considered for potential reimbursement to you. In addition, insurance does not cover the Functional Neurology and Brain Map/Neurofeedback services that we offer. Medicare patients are on a case-by-case basis. Please call the office at (505) 888 – 6800 to find out more. (Medicaid does not cover any chiropractic care).

Chiropractic care

Merilee Foreman, DC, MA, CCEP, FIAMA
8000 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  505-294-8889
Fax:  505-294-8889
Website:  http://www.chirolifestylecenter.com/

Dr. Foreman uses gentle, low force, chiropractic methods to treat headache, neck, and shoulder pain; pain in upper and lower extremities; low back and hip pain; to increase range of motion. Besides being a doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, Dr. Foreman has a Master’s Degree in Gerontology and expertise in the treatment of “the mature bone structure, including extremities.” She also has a fellowship in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture; she practices the non-needle technique of electrical acupoint and laser acupuncture. Her clinic also offers massage therapy and has on-site x-ray facilities. The clinic accepts most insurances including Medicare, and if you don’t have insurance, rates are affordable.

Karen A. Genter, AAS, BS, DC
High Desert Chiropractic and Wellness
5310 Homestead Road NE, Suite 202 A
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  505-750-2928

Dr. Genter uses gentle chiropractic methods to treat orthopedic injuries such as spinal and joint pain; sciatica; sleep, headache, migraine, numbness, tingling, vertigo, whiplash, stress, chronic fatigue, and more. Dr. Genter accepts Medicare but not Medicaid (Medicaid does not cover chiropractic care). Please call her office to ensure she takes your Medicare plan.  She will provide a superbill for private insurance reimbursement.

Therapeutic Horsemanship and Equine Therapy

Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship
Physical Address: 9629 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10489
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87184
Phone: 505-926-1426
Email: programs.clouddancersthp@gmail.com
Website: https://www.clouddancersthp.org/

Improving Lives with Every Ride: Our mission is to provide equine-assisted activities to individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or social needs through innovative riding, vaulting, and ground programs. Since 1999 Cloud Dancers has been a member center of PATH Int’l with all our instructors being PATH certified. Safety, fun, goal setting and learning are all significant parts of our programs.

Improve your self-esteem and experience increased personal pride from accomplishing new tasks and learning new skills. The pure enjoyment of the horse-human bond brings joy and pleasure along with new friendships and relationships. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals. Call us to learn more.

Individuals with disabilities who may respond positively to therapeutic riding include people living with brain injury, stroke, concussion, paralysis, amputation, depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, drug or alcohol misuse or abuse, hearing impairment, vision impairment, and other disabilities. Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship is a is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Horses for Healing
973 Camino Hermosa
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone:  505-803-7459
Email:  claireann@horsesforhealing.net
Website:  https://www.horsesforhealingnm.org/

Horses For Healing, Inc., a 501(c)3 was established in 2013 with the goal of using horses as therapy partners to help humans resolve challenges related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other trauma related issues.  Horses For Healing is a clinical program that utilizes licensed therapists to facilitate the therapeutic work.

All horses partnering with Horses For Healing are trained as equine therapy partners. They love their work and the clients they see each week.  The clinical work is based in evidence-based models of practice and all therapists are trained in trauma-informed care, cognitive processing therapy, and
equine therapy among other special trainings. Horses For Healing provides equine therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.

In addition to serving children and families in the civilian population, Horses For Healing serves active duty, veteran and National Guard military personnel.  Programming for military personnel includes equine therapy and the following complementary services: Ashva yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, Trauma Release therapy, acudetox, and annual retreat opportunities. Horses For Healing accepts most commercial insurance plans, Medicaid, MilitaryOneSource, and TriCare. For military veterans without insurance, funding comes from the State of New Mexico Veteran and Family Support Services.  Horses For Healing, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 2013.

Yoga and Mindfulness

LoveYourBrain Foundation
Website:  https://www.loveyourbrain.com/

This organization was founded in 2014 by Olympic snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his brother Adam Pearce, after Kevin suffered a severe traumatic brain injury while preparing for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Love Your Brain offers yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes in 35 states and Canada. It has helped 4,000 people affected by traumatic brain injury. During the pandemic, it offers virtual (online) classes for free.

LoveYourBrain Mindset Program
Website:   https://www.loveyourbrain.com/mindset

This program was developed specifically for online connection during the pandemic.

Massage Therapy

Core Synchronism
Directory of NM Core Synchronism Practitioners:
https://nmsnt.org/healing-modalities/core-synchronism/find-a-practitioner/wpbdp_category/new-mexico/
A type of gentle yet profound massage therapy available from several practitioners in New Mexico. Some individuals with brain injury have reported being helped significantly by this type of therapy. We recently learned that the State of New Mexico does not require Core Synchronism practitioners to be licensed massage therapists.  Please inquire if the one you are considering is licensed in NM. If you would like to check on a license yourself, you may use this link:  http://verification.rld.state.nm.us/
Note that the less information you put in, the more likely you will get a match.  If you select Profession: Massage Therapy and put in the person’s first and last name, that’s likely all you need to enter.

Lifestyle Choices for Brain Health

  • Healthy eating (your health insurance may offer support from a registered dietician)
  • Adequate and restful sleep
  • Physical activity/movement
  • Pursuing your interests
  • Spending time in nature
  • Improving relationship skills
  • Increasing social ties
  • Attending support groups
  • Spending time in volunteer or work opportunities that are meaningful to you
  • Taking a class, learning a musical instrument, learning a new language: New learning is the “gold standard” for rehabilitation from brain injury.

Social, Creative, and Spiritual Support

Social support for healing is crucial, so look for any of the following that appeal to you. During the Coronavirus Pandemic, many or most groups are held virtually.

Off-Center Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone:  505-247-1172
Website:  https://www.offcenterarts.org/

Located in downtown Albuquerque, OFFCenter Community Arts Project is a non-profit supporting and celebrating creativity in all its forms. Everyone is welcome to come create, connect, and learn!  Did You Know? OFFCenter was founded as an Art Hive in 2001. Since then, we’ve provided free space, supplies, and support to thousands of people from all walks of life to connect and create.

In “not many places can you be who you dream to be. In this studio, freedom isn’t a word, it’s a way of life.”
Off-Center participant.

 

 

 


Grief Group – Honoring All Kinds of Grief
Golden Willow Retreat Center
Tierra Nueva Counseling Center
3952 San Felipe Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone:  575-776-2024
Website:  https://goldenwillowretreat.com/

Free Prayer, Meditation, and Yoga Groups Online to Benefit Your Brain –
Including “Love Your Brain” Yoga.

Learn that every great world religion has a meditative or contemplative practice. Research has shown there tend to be psychological and cognitive benefits to those practices which have been studied. This guide is written by Margot Feldvebel, and it reflects her perspectives and not the views of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico.  Click here for these resources:  https://www.braininjurynm.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/contemplative-resources.pdf

(Unless otherwise specified, the resources offered are not specifically brain injury-focused.)

Facebook Interest Groups

Search for your interests on Facebook.
Addicted to Gardening:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/addictedtogardening/
Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico:  https://www.facebook.com/braininjurynmbianm
Brain Injury Hope Network:  https://www.facebook.com/braininjuryhopenetwork
TBI caregiver support:  https://www.facebook.com/TbiCaregiverSupport
TBI survivor successes:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBISS
Poems and thoughts of hope and inspiration:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/312932195572494

Jigsaw puzzle lovers:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/jigsawpuzzlelover
Native New Mexico Gardening:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/475281392628084
New Mexico focus groups:  https://www.facebook.com/nmfocusgroups
New Mexico recipes:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/681279218640809
New Mexico True:  https://www.facebook.com/NewMexico/

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS

Active Life, Inc

6211 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 150

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone:  505-910-2174

Fax:  505-349-5170

Website:  http://www.4activelife.com

Email:  albuquerque@4activelife.com
Offering orthotics and prosthetics and more.  Active Life values its team-oriented approach through collaboration with other medical professionals and is committed to providing clients with the most modern technologies and clinical methods available.  We are truly honored to have helped so many clients reach their goals over the years and look forward to continuing to provide quality care to existing and new clients through our evolving healthcare environment.

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance Eastside

2100 Louisana Blvd NE, Suite 409

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 505-448-1959

Fax: 505-890-3330

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance Westside

10700 Corrales Rd, Suite I

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Phone: 505-750-9569

Fax: 505-890-3330

Albuquerque Hearing and Balance offers expert hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings and maintenance. A unique plus of choosing Albuquerque Hearing and Balance is that this clinic has invested in a complete training program in professional ethics for every staff member over and above the training required by the profession. Editor’s note: A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that 93% of 2021 Medicare Advantage plans provided some coverage for hearing aids.

Apria Healthcare

4421 McLeod Blvd NE Suite A

Albuquerque, NM 87109

505-881-9111

505-884-6906

Website:  http://www.apria.com/home/

Email:  contact_us@apria.com

Apria is a leading provider of home healthcare equipment and related services across the USA, offering a comprehensive range of products and services for in-home care and delivery of respiratory therapy, obstructive sleep apnea treatment, and negative pressure wound therapy, along with additional equipment and services.

Health Mart Pharmacy

1815 Central Avenue NW   Albuquerque, NM 87104

Toll-Free:   800-369-5467

Phone:   505-247-4141
Email:   onlinesupport@healthmart.com
Website:   http://www.healthmart.com/

At Health Mart we care about our patients. In fact, we go “above and beyond” what the large chain stores or other pharmacies can offer. Since we are locally owned, we choose to take the time needed to provide better care. We are committed to making it easier for you and your family to manage your health through the personal attention, unexpected conveniences, and trusted advice only available from an independent pharmacy.

Hearing and Vision Center

8840 Menaul Blvd NE, Ste F
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Toll-Free:  877-287-0608

Phone:   505-222-0608

Fax:   505-254-1514
Email:   support@hearing-visioncenter.com

Website:   http://hearingandvisioncenter.com

The Hearing and Vision Center has an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico to assist with hearing loss, low vision, deafness, blindness, independent living, and home safety needs. We provide hearing aids and assistive technology (AT) for home, classroom, public venues, and the workplace. Editor’s note: A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that 93% of 2021 Medicare Advantage plans provided some coverage for hearing aids.

Home Medical Equipment (HME) Specialists, LLC

611 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Toll-Free:   866-690-6500
Fax:    505-888-6505
Website:   https://hmespecialists.com/locations/

At Home Medical Equipment Specialists, we help each patient reach their highest level of medical independence by delivering equipment and services seamlessly and with exceptional care. Please visit the website for our many locations across New Mexico.

Livingston Hearing Aid Center – Alamogordo

612 10th Street

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  575-446-4315

Fax:  575-437-3352

Website:   http://www.lhac.com

Welcome! At Livingston, our mission is your hearing health. From setting your appointment to providing your initial consultation, treatment options, and follow-up, we are pleased to be of service to you. Editor’s note: A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that 93% of 2021 Medicare Advantage plans provided some coverage for hearing aids.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NOT SPECIFICALLY BRAIN-INJURY RELATED

Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico has opted to include many supports and services in this resource guide even when the agencies and organizations listed don’t necessarily target clients/patients with brain injury and their families. We know that the staff of a wide array of agencies work hard to provide the best care that they can to their clientele.

In order to support these agencies, we offer tailored training to the professional and support staff that request it, in order to assist these organizations to become Brain Injury Aware by learning about brain injury screening (if appropriate), accommodations for individuals with brain injury, and how to make appropriate referrals or request referrals from a client’s/patient’s primary care physician.

If you have contact with any of any agency on our list, please thank them for all they do and ask them to contact Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico at 505-292-7414 or email info@braininjurynm.org to request training in best practices for care of persons living with brain injury.

If you have received help from any agency – or if you are on the staff of any agency – that you would like to see on our list, please email us at info@braininjurynm.org to tell us the name and county of the agency. Thank you!

FAMILY RESOURCES

Alianza Family Services

6620 Gulton Ct. Ne Suite C

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone:  505-890-8244

Fax:  505-890-1987

Website:  alianzafamilyservices.com
Founded in 2008, Alianza Family Services is a licensed service provider under the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver Program. We serve Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties. Offering many alternatives to institutional care, Alianza Family Services helps adults with developmental disabilities by providing meaningful, goal-oriented, person-centered services that maintain health and safety, promote independence, and help individuals live rich lives in the setting of their choice.

When an individual’s brain injury disability began in infancy, childhood, or adolescence, this individual may apply for the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver Program. This program provides many supports and services that are invaluable to the affected individual and family. Call the NM Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-800-432-2080 to place the individual on the State’s Central Registry which coordinates the Waiver Program.

Child Haven, Inc.

807 West Apache Street

Farmington, NM 87401

Phone:  505-325-5358

Fax:  505-327-1482

Website:  http://www.childhavennm.org
Child haven’s mission is “Lifting Children from Crisis to Hope.” We have been serving the San Juan County (SJC) community for 50 years, addressing issues of child abuse and neglect. In that time, our organization has grown from one program to six and from a yearly client population of 225 children to 1,028 children and parents to meet an increased community need for vital child victim services.

Families ASAP (An Agency Both Brain Injury Aware and Experienced)
401 Alvarado Dr SE Ste B

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Toll-free phone:  855-484-0144

If you are a parent or legal guardian to a child or youth with mental health or brain injury challenges or a child with juvenile justice, child welfare, or alternative school involvement, Families ASAP is here to help. Families ASAP staff will partner with you to locate services, supports, programs, and skill-building opportunities, all focused on helping you be an informed and empowered parent. Our staff will partner with you to ensure your child is receiving a free and appropriate education.  Families ASAP services are provides at no cost to the family.

Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) – DDSD
810 San Mateo

Santa Fe, NM 87506

Toll-Free:  877-696-1472

Phone:  505-476-8974

Website:  nmececd.org)

Email:  andrew.gomm@state.nm.us

Since its founding over 30 years ago, the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program, in DOH’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD), has provided families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays – or at-risk of such delays – with high-quality early intervention supports and services that are accessible, respectful, and family-centered. Children with developmental delays may experience double the incidence of brain injury of non-developmentally delayed children. Furthermore, when an infant or child experiences brain injury, this child’s development is affected, and thus this child will likely qualify for the FIT program.

Parents Reaching Out

Phone:   505-235-4681
Website:  http://parentsreachingout.org/
Advocacy group for parents, children, and families. Cathy Salazar fosters children and is very knowledgeable about how to navigate the system, how to advocate for your child, and what resources are available in our community.

Peanut Butter & Jelly (PB&J) Family Services Inc.
Brain Injury Prevention for Children and Families
PB&J may not know we have dubbed them a “TBI Prevention Agency,” but they are: They have several programs that support healthy families and children.

1101 Lopez Rd. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87105

Phone:  505-877-7060

Fax:  505-877-7063

Bernalillo Satellite Office/Preschool Phone:  505-867-2356

Website:  http://www.pbjfamilyservices.org/

Email:  info@pbjfamilyservices.org

255-A Camino Del Pueblo

Bernalillo, NM 87004

Phone:  505-867-2356

Fax:  505-867-2357

Website:  http://pbjfamilyservices.org/therapeutic.html

Email:  info@pbjfamilyservices.org

PB&J is one of the few agencies to provide intensive wrap-around services for children and their parents, including parenting education in the homes.  The agency is not specifically focused on infants and children with brain injury; however, their programs support brain injury prevention in children by providing many resources to families which increase child safety and reduce the risk of child abuse.  They also provide programs that may be instrumental in supporting families and child development when an infant or child has experienced brain injury.

PB&J Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT)
This program provides supports and services to children who are at-risk of developmental delays and their families. Early Intervention supports a child’s learning and development during the important time from birth to three years of age. All children enrolled in this program will receive:

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary evaluation and services from a transdisciplinary team of individuals to support the family in meeting their child’s developmental and health-related needs.

PB&J Therapeutic Parenting Program & Child Development Center/Early Intervention Services

Families participating in this program will receive the following services, based on their need and eligibility:

  • Developmental assessments/evaluations
  • Developmental instructions (in the home and community)
  • Counseling services (FTCT)
  • Art therapy
  • Individual and/or group counseling
  • Psychoeducational parent groups
  • Social work services
  • Nursing and nutritional support
  • Service coordination/case management services
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapy
  • Field trips and community outings for psychosocial exposure and opportunities
  • Transportation
  • Meals

 

PB&J New Mexico Home Visiting

This PB&J program provides parenting educational services, child developmental guidance and local community resource information to families with children prenatal to three in the home or alternative locations at the family’s request. This program supports brain injury prevention in children.

Prenatal home visits provide information on health, nutrition, preparing for the birth of the child and child development. Information is also provided on attachment and relationship with infants, breastfeeding, impact of alcohol, tobacco and drugs on pregnancy, seatbelt use, birth control after pregnancy, premature labor, oral health for mother and infant, folic acid, weight control and diabetes. All pregnant women are screened for depression and domestic violence issues.

Families of children birth to three receive child developmental screenings, observation of attachment behaviors between infant/toddler and parent/caregiver, administration of a social support index to assist families with identifying informal support networks and administration of the PICCOLO to assist families with establishing positive interactions with their infants or toddlers. Referrals are provided to community agencies/services as necessary.

HOUSING RESOURCES

Independent Living Resource Centers (ILRC) – DISABILITY FOCUSED

The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a private, nonprofit, consumer-controlled agency. It was founded in 1989 to encourage and empower individuals with disabilities to participate fully in family, community, and work-life.

The Independent Living Resource Center serves individuals with disabilities in a sixteen county service area in NM by providing support and advocacy, and removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from full and equal participation in all aspects of community life. Services are designed to increase independence and self-sufficiency.

The Independent Living Resource Center provides advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, nursing home transition & diversion, and youth transition, as well as information and referral regarding community-based services.

Choices Independent Living Center
Serving Chavez, Eddy, and Lea Counties
1717 W 2nd St Suite 115
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone:  575-627-6727
Fax:   575- 627-6754
Website:   http://choicescil.org/
Website:  https://www.ilrcnm.org/
Email:  info@choicescil.org
Director name: Audra Wilson
Email:  audra.cil@msn.com

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC, Albuquerque)
Serving Bernalillo, Cibola, De Baca, Guadalupe, Sandoval, Torrance, Valencia Counties
1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  505-266-5022
Toll-Free:  260-5022
Fax:  505-266-5150
TeleTYpe (TTY):  800-260-5022
Email:  ilrcnm@yahoo.com
Website:  www.ilrcnm.org

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC, Moriarty)
Serving Bernalillo, Cibola, De Baca, Guadalupe, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties
1208 Route 66,
Suites E & G
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone:  505-832-1128
Toll-Free:   800-260-5022
Fax:  505-832-1153
TeleTYpe (TTY):  800-260-5022
Website:   www.ilrcnm.org

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC, Alamogordo)
Serving Lincoln and Otero Counties
1300 9th Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone:  575-439-1112
Fax:  575-439-1113
TeleTYpe (TTY):  575-439-1112
Website:   www.ilrcnm.org


Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC, Socorro)

120 Plaza St
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone:  575-835-2486
Toll-Free:(866) 835-2486
Fax:  505-835-2972
TeleTYpe (TTY):  505-266-5022
Website:  https://www.ilrcnm.org/
Email:  ilrcnm@yahoo.com

Other Centers for Independent Living

New Vistas (Santa Fe)
Serving Chavez, Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union Counties.
1205 Parkway Drive, Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone:  505-471-1001
Fax:  505-471-4427
Accessible TeleTYpe (TTY):  505-471-1001
Website:  http://www.newvistas.org
Email:  info@newvistas.org
Director name: Sarah Machaud
Email:  smichaud@newvistas.org
New Vistas partners with and supports people with disabilities and families of children with special needs to enrich their quality of life in New Mexico.

We are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, providing an array of independent living services for nine northern New Mexico Counties. 51% of staff are persons with disabilities;  51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities. We providing five core services of advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support, information and referral, and transition.

New Vistas (Las Vegas)
Serving Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union Counties.
721 Seventh Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Website:   http://www.newvistas.org/
Email:  info@newvistas.org
Phone:   505-425-5044
Fax:   505-425-0168
Accessible TeleTYpe (TTY): 505-471-1001
Website:  http://www.newvistas.org
Email:  info@newvistas.org
Director name: Sarah Machaud
Email:  smichaud@newvistas.org
New Vistas partners with and supports people with disabilities and families of children with special needs to enrich their quality of life in New Mexico.

We are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, providing an array of independent living services for nine northern New Mexico Counties. 51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities; and providing five core services of advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support, information and referral, and transition.

San Juan Center for Independence (SJCI, Farmington)
Serving San Juan and McKinley Counties
1240 San Juan Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone:  505-566-5827
Toll-Free:(877) 484-4500
Fax:  505-566-5842
Accessible TeleTYpe (TTY):  505-566-5827
Website:  http://www.sjci.org
Email:  sjci@sjci.org
Director name: Branda Parker
Email:  bparker@sjci.org


San Juan Center for Independence – Gallup

Serving McKinley County
Rio West Mall, Suite 200
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone:  505-726-2709
Fax:  505-726-2735
Website:  http://www.sjci.org
Email:  sjci@sjci.org
Program manager name: Ken Collins
Email:  kcollins@sjci.org

The Ability Center (TACIL, Las Cruces)
Serving Catron, Dona Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sierra Counties
715 East Idaho Avenue
Suite 3E
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone:   575-526-5016
Toll-Free:   800-376-4372
Fax:   575-526-1202
Email:  freedom@theabilitycenter.org
Website:   http://www.theabilitycenter.org
Director name: Albert Montoya
Email:  albertmontoya@theabilitycenter.org

GROUP HOME HOUSING RESOURCES – BRAIN INJURY FOCUSED

ARCA Neuro

11300 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone:  Michael Langford 505-235-7478
Email:  mlangford@arcaspirit.org

Website:  https://arcaopeningdoors.org/services/acquired-brain-injury-assessment-and-planning/

Adults live in beautiful homes located throughout Bernalillo County which they share with other persons who have experienced a brain injury. 24/7 living supports ensure each person experiences optimum health and safety in a personalized environment where they work with trained staff to identify and achieve outcomes to realize maximum independence.

ARCA Neuro services accommodate a wide range of needs and levels of care and include program coordination, nursing and health promotion, supported employment, respite, recreation, individualized transportation, assistive technology and custom therapies.

For more information, or to make a referral, please contact Michael Langford at (505) 235-7478 or email to mlangford@arcaspirit.org.

Community Options, Inc.

4001 Office Ct. Dr., Ste. 408,
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Phone 505-989-1471

Home is a natural setting where we can connect face-to-face with friends and family. Community Options understands the fundamental importance of home as a physical and emotional support, especially for people living with Brain Injury who want to live independently in community settings or with family members.

Community Options develops housing and supportive services that are specialized to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. We buy, build, renovate and furnish the kind of homes that we want for our own families. We promote individualized ownership and empower those we serve to choose the setting that best meets their needs.

We provide community-based residences in safe and attractive neighborhoods and communities. Many of our residences are barrier-free ranch homes with two to four bedrooms. Individuals living in these homes receive 24/7 direct support care from highly trained staff who understand the individual’s Habilitation or Support Plan.

Community Options also matches adults with disabilities with suitable foster homes when this is the best option for the individual.

Benchmark Human Services
Santa Fe
2945 Rodeo Park Drive
East Suite 8
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:  505-424-1326
Website:  http://benchmarkhs.com/locations/new-mexico-2/

Benchmark believes everyone deserves the opportunity to live in the community, and that this is possible with the right support. That’s why we offer specialized residential options for individuals with extensive behavior and medical support needs, forensic backgrounds, and a history of institutionalization or unsuccessful community placements. Our continuum of services includes stabilization drop-off facilities, respite homes, in-home support for family caregivers or residential providers, and long-term residential services, including customized home environments in in-state and out-of-state placements to best meet individuals’ unique needs.  Our highly trained staff provides a broad spectrum of customized care ranging from 24/7/365 to a few hours a week. Whatever the need, Benchmark’s goal is to find solutions to enable individuals of all abilities to live successfully in the community.

By securing and environmentally modifying homes and designing individualized living plans and specialized program options, individuals with significant behavioral and medical support needs can successfully transition out of centers to enjoy active, meaningful lives in the community. Benchmark has also assisted individuals previously placed out-of-state to move closer to their home communities and families, achieving better outcomes for the individuals and realizing significant cost savings for state governments. Please ask Benchmark if they will house your loved one within a brain-injury-focused group home.

MORE HOUSING RESOURCES – NON-BRAIN INJURY FOCUSED

Heading Home
PO Box 27636

Albuquerque, NM 87125

Phone:  505-344-2323

Fax:  505-344-2088

Website:  http://www.headinghome.org

Email:  info@headinghome.org

Heading Home is a New Mexico non-profit that provides emergency housing, permanent supportive housing services and prioritized street outreach to people experiencing homelessness.

St. Martin’s Hopeworks (Help for People to Exit Homelessness)

1201 3rd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Shelter Phone:   505-843-9405

Phone:  505-884-4464

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): 505- 884-0054

Office: 505-242-4399

Behavioral Health Fax:  505-248-1351

Shelter Fax:  505-843-8624

Administration Fax:  505-944-7840
Email:  dtorrez@hopeworksnm.org

Website:  http://www.hopeworksnm.org

Every year, approximately 15,000 men, women, and children come through our doors, seeking services to help them exit their homeless episode. Hope is a powerful word, and combined with Works, our name signifies a new beginning for our clients, but one that requires thoughtful, deliberate action. Our clients take an active role in becoming independent and self-sufficient. We give them the tools to live the life they deserve, and we encourage our clients to always remain hopeful that a tide will turn, a barrier will fall. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We have a solution, which includes addressing all of the underlying factors that lead to homelessness, such as poverty, unaffordable housing, mental/behavioral health issues, substance abuse, unemployment, and more.

People Assisting the Homeless (Path)

520 Hydro Plant Rd.

Farmington, NM 87401

Phone:  505-327-3104
Website:  http://www.pathnm.org
Email:  jsharpe@pathnm.org

Helpful website for veterans: https://www.maketheconnection.net/
To temporarily provide for the basic needs of homeless persons; to provide information, guidance and support services empowering those we assist to regain productive, self-supportive lifestyles.  Hot, nutritious meals, emergency shelter; transitional housing, for those in need. When we serve veterans, we assist with making connections to resources in our community.  Maketheconnection.net, as shown above, may also be of assistance for veterans and their families.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS – NON-BRAIN INJURY FOCUSED

Good Shepherd Center
218 Iron Street SW

Albuquerque, NM 87103

Phone:  505-243-2527

Fax:  505-247-0631

Website:  http://goodshepherdcenternm.org

Email:  gsc@gscnm.org

Addiction recovery, medical shelter, food, and clothing for those in need since 1951. We strive to serve, with respect and compassion, the most vulnerable in our community by providing sustainable resources, services, and programs that meet the most basic needs. A mission of the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God.

Haven of Love Rescue Mission
4025 Isleta SW

Albuquerque, NM 87105

Phone:  505-873-3771

Shelter for homeless young men only.

Heading Home
PO Box 27636

Albuquerque, NM 87125

Phone:  505-344-2323

Fax:  505-344-2088

Website:  http://www.headinghome.org

Email:  info@headinghome.org

Heading Home is a New Mexico non-profit that provides emergency housing, permanent supportive housing services and prioritized street outreach to people experiencing homelessness.

Joy Junction

4500 2nd SW

Albuquerque, NM 87105

Shelter: 505-877-6967

Office: 505-217-9586

Website:  http://www.joyjunction.org

Email:  info@joyjunction.org
We rely on the kind generosity of individuals and corporations throughout New Mexico to help us continue our outreach ministry including providing emergency shelter. Each day we serve as many as 350 people including as many as 60 to 80 children; over 200,000 meals are provided to people who are homeless in Albuquerque every year. Men, women, children, and families in need are accepted regardless of their race, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, age, color, or religion. We are committed to providing for the basic physical needs as well as the spiritual needs of people experiencing homelessness. Our faith-based ministry strives to help adults return to society as active, functional members able to assist others in similar situations. Whether this process takes a few days or a year, our guests may stay with us as long as necessary, including a stay in our long-term transitional housing.

Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission

1050 W. Amador Avenue

Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone:  575-523-7727

Fax:  575-523-6990

Website:  http://www.lcgrm.org/
The Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission is a shelter in the City offering Christian guidance, emergency food and lodging services 24 hours every day. We seek to re-assimilate individuals who are homeless into productive society.

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

520 Hydro Plant Rd.

Farmington, NM 87401

Phone:  505-327-3104
Website:  http://www.pathnm.org
Email:  jsharpe@pathnm.org

Helpful website for veterans: https://www.maketheconnection.net/
To temporarily provide for the basic needs of homeless persons; to provide information, guidance and support services empowering those we assist to regain productive, self-supportive lifestyles. To provide a hot, nutritious meal for those in need free of charge. Emergency shelter; transitional housing. When we serve veterans, we assist with making connections to resources in our community.  Maketheconnection.net, as shown above, may also be of assistance for veterans and their families.

San Juan United Way
903 West Apache

Farmington, NM 87401

Phone:  505-326-1195

Email:  linda.mickey@sjunitedway.org
Emergency food and shelter program (EFSP)

St. Elizabeth Shelter

804 Alarid Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone:  505-982-6611

Fax:  505-982-5347
Email:  director@steshelter.org

Website:  http://www.steshelter.org/

​St. Elizabeth Shelter and Supportive Housing is dedicated to assisting homeless individuals and families by providing emergency shelter, food, case management, and counseling, as well as supportive housing and referrals to partnering human service agencies. Elizabeth’s goal is not only to shelter the most vulnerable, but to end the cycle of homelessness altogether.

The Life Link

2325 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:  505-438-0010
Email:  carol@thelifelink.org

Website:  http://www.thelifelink.org/
The Life Link helps hungry, homeless, and displaced individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency through emergency assistance, housing, employment services, and other supportive programs including advanced addiction and mental health treatment services.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY

Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery

913 2nd St. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:  505-246-ACHR (2247)

Fax:   505-246-2247

Email:  admin@achrnm.org
Website:  http://www.achrnm.org/home.html

The mission of ACHR is to support people who live with mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse challenges. Through peer support, in a safe environment, ACHR aims to help people experience positive life growth by focusing on hope, humor and personal responsibility. Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery is Albuquerque’s only peer-run drop-in center.  We offer Peer Support, behavioral health services, a variety of groups, computer access, quick snacks and a safe place to build your support system. Join ACHR in creating a positive impact in our community.

Na Nizhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) A Bridge To Recovery

506 Frances Street

Gallup, NM , 87301

Phone:   505-722-9282

Na Nizhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) is a detox and inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center in Gallup, NM. For individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, etc), or opioids (heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc), a supervised medical detoxification may be necessary before entering residential treatment. We provide safe, supervised, medical detoxification followed by residential treatment.

BASIC RESOURCES: FOOD, RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE, AND MORE

All rent and utility assistance is subject to available funds. The Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico is available, upon request, to provide training on helping those living with brain injury. Please contact info@braininjurynm.org to request a training session tailored to your staff and needs.

Bethel Community Storehouse

1719 4th Street

Moriarty, NM 87035

Phone:  505-832-6642

Fax:  505-832-4609
Email:  contact@bethelstorehouse.org

Website:  http://www.bethelstorehouse.org/

Our Mission for Bethel Community Storehouse is to be a Christ-centered non-profit mission providing food, clothing and more for those in need in the Estancia Valley area of central New Mexico. Providing services to no- and low-income individuals and families. Monthly food boxes, clothing bank, some help with household items and baby furniture. Income limits are higher than those for Medicaid, so please explore with us whether or not you or your family qualifies.

Bienvenidos Outreach, Inc

1511 Fifth Street

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone:  505-986-0583

Fax:  505-982-2815

Website:  http://www.bienvenidosfoodpantry.org
Providing food and clothing to individuals and families in the Santa Fe and surrounding area. Food boxes. Lunches for people who are homeless.

Catholic Charities
Website:   https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

Catholic Charities helps with immigration services, housing, basic nutrition, and other needs.  See all services in the table below.

 

Catholic Charities Of New Mexico (Central Region)
Casa De Corazon – Main Campus

2010 Bridge Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM   87105
Phone:  505-724-4670
Website:  http://www.ccasfnm.org
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia,
and Santa Fe.The Children’s Learning CenterCenter for Immigration and Citizenship
Legal AssistanceCenter for Self-Sufficiency and Housing Assistance (Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe Counties)Center for Community InvolvementCenter for Refugee SupportCenter for Educational Opportunity and
Career PathwaysRides for SeniorsTechnology Lessons
Catholic Charities of Gallup

506 West Highway 66
(PO Box 3146)

Gallup, NM 87305

Phone:  505-722-5272
Counties Served: Cibola, McKinley, San Juan

Emergency help with rent, utilities, and food.

Drop-in centers for people who are homeless in Gallup and Farmington

Transitional housing in Farmington

NM Immigration Services – Gallup, NM; Farmington, NM; and Holbrook, AZ.

Clothes Closet

Tax Help New Mexico, Gallup, NM

Home for pregnant and parenting teens, Grants, NM.


Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico –
Las Cruces
125 W Mountain Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone:  575-527-0500
Website:  https://catholiccharitiesdlc.org/Bilingual immigration legal servicesCrisis mental health counselingEmergency cash assistance to the homeless and individuals and families who are about
to evicted from their homes.Help educate those in need about how to become financially secure, independent,
and debt free.Provide financial literacy courses that offer information about the basics of banking,
loans, savings and building credit.Economic assistance program for under-represented groups, including women, to
have the financial support and assistance needed to develop their entrepreneurial
skills so that they continue to be the founders of businesses and nonprofits in our region.
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico – Roswell
510 South Lincoln AvenueRoswell, NM 88203
Phone:  575-622-1636
Website:  https://catholiccharitiesdlc.org/Support to survivors of domestic violence.All services listed to the left under Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico – Las Cruces.
Catholic Charities of New Mexico (Santa Fe Region)
1234 San Felipe Ave.
Santa Fe, NM   87505
Phone:  505-424-9789
Bilingual immigration services only.

 

East Central Health & Social Services Center
City of Albuquerque
7525 Zuni SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone:   505-767-5700

Fax:   505-767-5709

Website:  https://www.cabq.gov/family/services/health-social-services/east-central

Emergency diapers, emergency food, information and referral, meeting space, rent payment assistance, utility assistance.

Eastern Plains Community Action Agency (EPCAA)

201st Center St.
Tucumcari, NM 88401-1244
Phone: 575-461-1914 ext 173, ext 140

Fax:  575-461-1930

Toll-Free:  800-748-1919 ext. 172
Website:  http://www.epcaa.org/
Serving Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Quay, Roosevelt, & Union Counties
Child and adult care food program.

Eldercare Locator

1730 Rhode Island Ave NW Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20036

Phone:  800-677-1116
Email:  eldercarelocator@n4a.org

Website:  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.

Gallup Community Pantry

1130 Hassler Valley Road

Gallup, NM 87301

Phone:  505-726-8068

Fax:  505-726-9022

Website:  http://thecommunitypantry.org
Food pantry

Jardin De Los Niño’s

999 W Amador Avenue Suite E
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone:  575-522-2111

Fax:  575-522-3595

Website:  http://www.jardinlc.org/

Children’s clothing and trauma informed care for infant mental health.

John Marshall Health and Social Service Center
City of Albuquerque

1500 Walter SE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:  505-848-1345

Fax:  505-764-1795

Website:  http://www.cabq.gov/family/facilities-centers/health-social-services-centers/john-marshall

John Marshall Center staff provides emergency food, clothing, utility assistance, and rental assistance, as well as community meeting rooms and seasonal services and activities, to residents of the Central Southeast Heights and Downtown areas of Albuquerque.

Los Griegos Health & Social Services Center
City of Albuquerque

1231 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone:  505-761-4050

Fax:  505-761-4048
Website:  https://www.cabq.gov/family/services/health-social-services/los-griegos
Providing “The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)” Food Boxes, emergency diapers; utility and rental assistance; information & referrals to other collaborating agencies; meeting rooms for neighborhood and community groups.

Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging
Services for Seniors Ages 60 and Older
Website:  https://www.nonmetroaaa.com/
Website page showing counties, so you can find your local agency:  https://www.nonmetroaaa.com/find-a-provider
Transportation services, congregate meals, home-delivered meals, light housework, adult day care, respite services, case management, chore assistance, and nutrition counseling.

Salvation Army, New Mexico

Salvation Army social service agencies are located throughout New Mexico. Material and spiritual support is our standard, and “social services delivered with compassion” is our model: we serve anyone in need. At The Salvation Army, our motto of “heart to God and hand to man” is put into action every day as we change lives, transform our community and remain a steadfast beacon of hope for those in need in new Mexico.

For centers that offer “character building programs” for youth, these activities may include Sunday school, youth troops, music classes, athletics and sporting events, arts and crafts, camping and more.

Salvation Army – Alamogordo

1900 1st Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310-5232

Phone:  575-443-0845
Website:  http://alamogordo.salvationarmy.org/
Email:  Bryan.Makowski@usw.salvationarmy.org

Worship services, women’s and men’s ministries, Christian education, plus:

Community Recreation Programs

Day Camp Activities

Music and Arts Programs

Visitation Exchange Services

Salvation Army – Albuquerque Corp
4301 Bryn Mawr Drive, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-881-4292
Email:  Dwaine.Breazeale@usw.salvationarmy.orgWorship services, women’s and men’s ministries, Christian education, plus:Community Recreation ProgramsDay Camp ActivitiesMusic and Arts ProgramsVisitation Exchange Services
Salvation Army – Albuquerque Temple
501 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone:  505-274-9153
Website:  http://albuquerquetemple.salvationarmy.org/
Email:  Salvador.Gonzalez@usw.salvationarmy.orgWorship services, women’s and men’s ministries, Christian education, plus:Community Recreation ProgramsDay Camp ActivitiesHomework LabMusic and Arts ProgramsVisitation Exchange Services
Salvation Army – Clovis
317 E. 2nd Street
Clovis, NM 88101-7507
Phone:
  575-762-3801Worship services, women’s and men’s ministries, Christian education, plus:Community Recreation ProgramsDay Camp ActivitiesHomework LabMusic and Arts ProgramsVisitation Exchange Services
Salvation Army – Farmington
319 W. Broadway
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone:  505-327-5117
Website: http://farmington.salvationarmy.org/
Email: Christopher.Rockwell@usw.salvationarmy.orgWorship services and women’s and men’s ministries plus:Day Camp ActivitiesDisaster ServicesEmergency Financial AssistanceEmergency ShelterFood & Nutrition ProgramsHomework LabMusic & Arts ProgramsResidential Summer Camp for KidsSeasonal Services
Salvation Army – Hobbs
820 S. Fowler
Hobbs, NM 88240-7211
Phone: (575) 393-0620Worship services, women’s ministries, Christian education, plus:Disaster ServicesEmergency Financial AssistanceFood & Nutrition ProgramsHomemaker ServicesHomework LabSeasonal ServicesTransitional Care & Work ReleaseVisitation Exchange Services
Salvation Army – Las Cruces

1590 California Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88004

Administrative, Thrift Store: 575-524-4713

Website:  http://www.SalArmyLasCruces.org
Email:  Michael.Evans@usw.salvationarmy.org

Worship services, women’s and men’s ministries, Christian education, plus:

Character Building Programs

Community Recreation Programs

Emergency Financial Assistance

Food & Nutrition Programs

Homework Lab

Missing Persons

Music & Arts Programs

Residential Summer Camp for Kids

Seasonal Services

Visitation Services

Salvation Army – Roswell
612 W. College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone:  575-622-8700
Website: http://roswell.salvationarmy.org/
Email:  Jonathan.Woollin@usw.salvationarmy.orgWorship services, women’s and men’s ministries, Christian education, plus:Community Recreation ProgramsDay Camp ActivitiesHomework LabMusic and Arts ProgramsVisitation Exchange Services
Salvation Army – Santa Fe

525 W Alameda Street

Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone:  505-988-8054
Email:  Saul.Doria@usw.salvationarmy.org

Website:  http://salvationarmyusa.org/

Worship Services and Christian Education plus:

Day Camp Activities

Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Shelter

Food & Nutrition Programs

Homework Lab

Music & Arts Programs

Residential Summer Camp for Kids

Seasonal Services

Transitional Housing

Visitation Exchange Services


St. Felix Pantry, Inc.

4020 Barbara Loop SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone:  505-891-8075

Website:  http://www.stfelixpantry.org
Clothing, emergency food. St. Felix pantry offers fresh produce along with other food items.

St. Francis Newman Center
914 West 13th Street
Silver City, NM 88061

Phone:  575-538-3662

Fax:  575-534-1059
Emergency food pantry

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
601 Montano Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone:  505-345-8147

Website:  http://www.all-angels.com
Food pantry

St. Vincent De Paul Society – Los Lunas
3466 Hwy 47
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Phone:  505-866-1984

Clothing, food pantry, prescription expense assistance, rent payment assistance, temporary financial assistance, utility assistance.

The Life Link

2325 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:  505-438-0010
Email:  carol@thelifelink.org

Website:  http://www.thelifelink.org/
The Life Link helps hungry, homeless, and displaced individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency through emergency assistance, housing, employment services, and other supportive programs including advanced addiction and mental health treatment services.

The Rock at Noonday
2400 Second Street NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:  505-246-8001 ext. 4

Website:  http://www.therockabq.org

Child and adult care food programs, clothing and food donation programs, community meals, food for transients, food pantry, personal care, personal/grooming needs, sack lunches/dinners, soup kitchen, utility assistance, winter clothing

Zia Therapy Center Inc.

900 First Street

Alamogordo, NM 88310

Phone:  505-439-4900
Email:  admin@ziatherapy.org

Website:  http://www.ziatherapy.org/
In response to community needs, our name and services have changed over the years, but we still provide a wide array of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From those first services, to childcare, to public transportation, we are driven by our mission of providing inclusive and diverse community services to enhance the quality of life in our community. [Again, we at BIANM have learned that people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities have double the incidence of traumatic brain injury when compared with the general population.]

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES

Albuquerque (City of)

Sun Van Paratransit

Alvarado Transportation Center
100 1st St. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone:  505-243-7433

Reservations: 243-RIDE

Fax:  505-724-3189

Website:  http://www.cabq.gov/transit/paratransit-service
Sun Van, ABQ RIDE’s paratransit service, provides accessible transportation to persons residing in or visiting the metro area whose impairment makes it impossible to ride the fixed route service.

Albuquerque (City of)
Senior Transportation
Phone:  505-764-6464
Website:  https://www.cabq.gov/seniors/senior-services/senior-transportation
Curb-to-curb van transportation within Bernalillo County is provided to individuals age 60 and older. Priority is given to those who have medical appointments. Reservations are required for this service. ADA-Accessible vehicles are available. To find out more about getting around Albuquerque and most of Bernalillo County, contact our Transportation Program at the phone number above in this listing.

New Mexico Ride, Inc.

8504 Central Ave Se

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Toll Free Phone:    866-995-7433 (866-995-RIDE)

Phone:   505-883-7433 (505-883-RIDE)

Fax:   505-888-5293

Email:   info@nmride.com

Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging
Services for Seniors Ages 60 and Older
Website:  https://www.nonmetroaaa.com/
Website page showing counties, so you can find your local agency:  https://www.nonmetroaaa.com/find-a-provider
Transportation services, congregate meals, home-delivered meals, light housework, adult day care, respite services, case management, chore assistance, and nutrition counseling.

North Central Regional Transit District

1327 N Riverside Drive

Espanola, NM 87532

Phone:  505-629-4725
Toll-Free: 866-206-0754

Taos Dispatch Office: 575-613-1418

Fax:  505-747-6647

Website:  http://www.ncrtd.org
The North Central Regional Transit District began service in 2007. It provides free and premium fare-based bus transit connecting communities and pueblos throughout the counties of north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos. Further expanding its reach, the signature RTD Blue Buses provide riders with connections to New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Trails, NMDOT Park and Ride, Los Alamos Atomic City Transit, Po’ Pay Messenger Service and Red River Miner’s Transit. All of its buses are ADA accessible and equipped with bicycle racks. The RTD provides service on 28 Fixed and Flex routes (26 of which are fare-free), two Demand Response routes and one Dial-a-Ride service.

Santa Fe Ride

Transit Services-City Hall 200 Lincoln Ave-P.O. Box 909

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Call Center Information: 505-955-2001

Website:  Santa Fe Ride | City of Santa Fe, New Mexico (santafenm.gov)

Email:  santafetrails@santafenm.gov\
Santa Fe Ride ADA Complementary Paratransit Service serves the needs of customers who, because of a disability, are unable to use the Santa Fe Trails fixed-route system, and who meet the definition of “ADA paratransit eligible,” as established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Santa Fe Ride Program is not a taxi service, it’s a shared ride program. Please note you will be in the vehicle with other riders and may be in a vehicle up to 45 minutes. ADA Complementary Paratransit Service is comparable to the level of service provided to individuals without disabilities who use the fixed bus system.

Rio Metro Regional Transit – Valencia County

101 Courthouse Road SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Phone:  505-352-3595 Dial-A-Ride

Website:  http://riometro.org/access/paratransit/valencia-county

Zia Transportation

Z Trans Public Transportation
900 First Street
Alamogordo, NM.
Phone:  575-439-4971
Z-Trans Dispatch Phone:  505-439-4971

Website:  www.ztrans.org
Z Trans is located in the southwest corner of Zia Therapy Center’s parking lot.  Z Trans offers six fixed routes by bus in Alamogordo.

FIRST NATIONS RESOURCES

We include here some contact information for First Nations populations in NM. The Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico is available, upon request, to provide training on helping those living with brain injury, including survivors of domestic violence with brain injury. We invite health care providers from pueblos and reservations to become part of the Domestic Violence Brain Injury Care Network and to participate in training sessions provided on treatment for people living with brain injury. Please email dvbicare@braininjurynm.org for more information.

Albuquerque Area First Nations Resources

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)

1011 Indian School Suite 219A

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone:  505-563-5229

Fax:  505-563-5231

Email:  http://www.bie.edu
As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

First Nations Community Health Source

5608 Zuni SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone:  505-262-2481

Fax:  505-262-0781

Website:  http://www.fnch.org
Baby clothing, children’s clothing, clothing, food, housing expense assistance, personal goods/services, personal/grooming needs, prescription expense assistance, rent payment assistance, temporary financial assistance

Albuquerque Indian Health Center

Albuquerque Service Unit

801 Vassar Drive NE

Albuquerque NM 87106

Phone:  505-248-4000

Fax:  505-248-4088

General information phone:  505-248-4000

Red Team Appointments phone:  505-248-4053 or 7703

Green Team Appointments phone:  505-248-4014

Blue Team Appointments phone:  505-248-7810 or 4047

Patient Referred Care- blue team phone:  505-248-7734

Patient Referred Care- green team phone:  505-248-4016

Patient Referred Care- red team phone:  505-248-7638

Pharmacy phone phone:  505-248-4027

Compliments or complaints phone:  505-248-7816

Employment opportunities phone: 505-248-4739


Albuquerque Indian Dental Clinic

9169 Coors NW

Albuquerque

New Mexico, 87120

Phone: 505-346-2306
Located on the SIPI campus

New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center
Program Director:  Janay CedarFace
Office phone:  505-552-5502
Cell phone:  505-917-1580
Intake Coordinator: Diego Calabaza
Intake Coordinator Phone:  505-552-5509 (call for a referral packet)
New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center (NSRTC) is an adolescent residential treatment facility within the Albuquerque Area Office. Tribes served include Pueblos, Navajos, Colorado Utes and Apaches. NSRTC is currently accredited by Commissioned on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is licensed by the State of New Mexico. Length of stay is individualized and dependent upon treatment needs and goals.

Statewide First Nations Resources

Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna (ACL) Service Unit
Indian Health Services Ambulatory Health Center
80B Veterans Blvd.
Acoma , NM 87034
Information phone:  505-552-5300

Appointment phone:  505-552-5358

Patient Referred Care phone:  505-552-5343

Prescriptions/Medications phone:  505-552-5800

Compliments or complaints phone:  505-552-5303

 

Pueblo of Acoma Health and Human Services Division (HHSD)
6B Sunrise Road

Acoma Pueblo, NM 87034

Phone:  505-552-5156

Email:  info@poahhsd.org

Website:  https://www.poahhsd.org/

Pueblo of Cochiti Health Clinic
Mail:  Cochiti Health Clinic
Po Box 150
Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072-0150

Clinic Location:  255 Cochiti St.
Cochiti Pueblo, NM
Phone:  505-465-2587
Fax:  505-465-3018
Website:  https://cochiti.org/

Pueblo of Isleta
Health Center
1 Sagebrush St

Albuquerque, NM 87105

Phone:  505-869-3200
Website:  https://islclinic.com/
Tribal Programs Website:  https://www.isletapueblo.com/tribal-programs/

Pueblo of Jemez Vocational Rehabilitation Program

110 Sheep Springs Way
Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024

Phone:  575-834-7413

Fax:  575-834-7517
Email:   marlencia.chee@jemezpueblo.us
Website:  https://www.jemezpueblo.org/health/community-services/jemez-vocational-rehabilitation-program/

The Jemez Vocational Rehabilitation (JVR) Program is a program that helps with the career development of Native Americans with disabilities. The purpose of the JVR program is to help tribal members with disabilities to achieve meaningful employment outcomes.

Jicarilla Apache Health Care Facility
PO Box 187
500 N Mundo Dr.
Dulce, NM 87528
Phone: 575-759-3291
Fax: 575-759-3651
Email:  cecelia.chao@ihs.gov
Website:  https://www.ihs.gov/albuquerque/healthcarefacilities/jicarilla/
Website:  https://tribalresourcetool.org/vsp/jicarilla-apache-health-care-facility-behavioral-health/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JicarillaIHS

Pueblo of Laguna Community Health Center
Mail:  PO Box 549
Paraje, NM 87007
Clinic Location:  6 Basswood Rd.
Paraje, NM 87007
Phone:  505-431-0711
Website:  https://lagunahealthcare.org/index.html

Lovelace Outpatient Rehabilitation – Jemez
Pueblo of Jemez Senior Center
129-A Canal Street
Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
Phone:  505-727-4927

Mescalero Apache Community Health Representative Program
456 Lipan Ave.
Mescalero, NM 88340
Phone:  575-464-1614
Fax:  575-464-0114
Website:  https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/mescalero-community-health-representative-program/

Mescalero Indian Health Service
Mescalero Service Unit
P.O. Box 210
318 Abalone Loop
Mescalero, New Mexico 88340
Phone:  575-464-4441
General information and appointments:  575-464-4441
Patient Referred Care phone: 575-464-4441
Prescriptions/medications phone:  575-464-3844
Compliments or complaints phone:  575-464-3801
Employment opportunities phone:  575-256-6816

Mescalero Diabetes Wellness Program

P.O. Box 227
Mescalero, NM 88340
Phone:  575-464-6383
Fax:  575-464-2093

Mescalero Care Center – Senior Living
P.O. Box 359
454 Lipan Ave.
Mescalero, NM 88340
Phone:  575-464-4802
Fax:  575-464-4808
Mescalero Elderly Center
456 Lipan Ave.
Mescalero, NM 88340
Phone:  575-464-1614
Fax:  575-464-0114
Mescalero Prevention Program
148 Cottonwood Drive
Mescalero, NM 88340Phone:  575-464-4516
Fax:  575-464-1678
Mescalero Apache Patient Benefits Coordinator
P.O. Box 277
Mescalero, NM 88340
Alma Morgan
Phone: 575-464-9232
Fax:  575-464-9301
Website:  https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/patient-benefits-coordinator/

Pueblo of Nambe
15A NP 102 West
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: 505-455-4410
Fax: 505-455-2038
Health, Wellness, and Education Program website:  http://www.nambepueblo.org/chr/

Navajo Nation and Regional Health Care Facilities

Alamo Navajo Health Center
Indian Health Services
Rte 54
Alamo, New Mexico 87825
Phone:  575-864-2626
Fax:  575-854-2528
Website:  https://www.ansbi.org/divisions/health-services
Canoncito Band of Navajos Health Center, Inc.
129 Medicine Horse Dr
Tohajiilee, NM 87026
Phone: 505-908-2307
Crownpoint Health Care Facility
Junction Rd 371 Rt
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone:  505-786-5291
Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center
6 Rd 7586
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Phone:  505-960-1801
Gallup Indian Medical Center
Indian Health Services
516 Nizhoni Blvd
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 722-0302
Northern Navajo Medical Center
US-491
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-6001
Fax:  505-368-6001
Emergency room: Open 24 hours
Pine Hill Health Center
Indian Service Rte 140 & Indian Service Route 125
Pinehill, NM 87357
Phone: 505-775-3271
Shiprock Indian Health Service Unit
2001 Yucca Dr #2031
Shiprock, NM 87420

 

Na Nizhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) A Bridge To Recovery

506 Frances Street

Gallup, NM , 87301

Phone:   505-722-9282

Na Nizhoozhi Center Inc (NCI) is a detox and inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center for men and women in Gallup, NM. For individuals struggling with an addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, etc), or opioids (heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc), a supervised medical detoxification may be necessary before entering residential treatment.  We offer IOP (Intensive Outpatient) Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, Residential Treatment, and Long-Term Residential Treatment. Funds accepted include: IHS/638 Contract Care Funds; Cash Or Self-Pay; State-Funded Health Insurance Plan other than Medicaid; we offer financial assistance.

Pueblo of Ohkay Owingey Health and Human Services
220 Po’pay Ave.
Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

Phone: 505-852-4400
Website:  http://ohkay.org/health-and-human-services-division/
We are a multi-department agency focused in the health and social services fields. Our services are available throughout Ohkay Owingeh. We provide a unified system of quality services to safeguard the health and well-being of the people of Ohkay Owingeh. To realize our mission, we strive to keep all children, adults, and families safe and healthy.

Pueblo of Pojoaque
Community Health Representative
Located at the Pueblo of Pojoaque Senior Center
106 Lightning Loop
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Sabrina Baca, Director
Phone: 505-455-9355
Email: sbaca@pojoaque.org
Further representatives:
Gabriella Garcia phone:  505-231-6087
Charlene Talache phone:  505-660-0402
Kristy Lomayma phone:  505-269-9256
Website:  https://pojoaque.org/

Pueblo of Picuris

P.O. Box 127
201 Pueblo View State Road 75
Penasco, NM 87553
Phone:   575-587-2519

Email:  tribalsecretary@picurispueblo.org
Website:  http://www.picurispueblo.org/home.html

Taos-Picuris Service Unit – Indian Health Services

1090 Goat Springs Road

Taos NM 87571

Phone:  575-758-6977

Medical Appointments phone:  575-758-6969

Dental Appointments phone:  575-758-6955

Behavioral Health phone:   575-758-6900

Prescriptions/medication refills phone:  575-758-6999

Pharmacy phone:  575-758-6990

Environmental Health phone:  575-758-6979

Patient Referred Care phone:  575-758-6960

Benefits Coordinator phone:  575-758-6962

Health Information Management phone:  575-758-6968

Medical/Nursing phone:  575-758-6922

Administration phone:  575-758-6977

Pueblo of Sandia Behavioral Health
Website:  https://sandiapueblo.nsn.us/behavioral-health/
The Pueblo of Sandia Health Center provides Child Protective Services and Family Preservation Services, Substance Abuse counseling, and mental health counseling for community members. Services include individual and couple’s counseling, services for depression, anxiety, and grief among other mental health needs.  Social Services locates resources for needy families, addresses child and elder abuse issues, has group meetings for children in crisis and a variety of other services. Behavioral Health provides an After Care Program which focuses on recovery skills for addiction, the recognition of drug addiction triggers, and skills needed to support recovery.  The Aftercare Program also educates addicts regarding unhealthy patterns in behavior. Along with the After Care Program a Family Education Group session provides services to family members while their loved one is in rehab or has returned to the community from attending treatment.  They participate in learning about identifying relapse behavior, effectively communicating their concerns, knowing what to do in case of a relapse and understanding the difference between enabling and love.  AA Meetings are held weekly.

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Program works to promote prevention in the areas of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence and offers parenting classes.  The Child Abuse Prevention Fair is held during Child Abuse prevention month.

The Pueblo of Sandia Health Center
https://sandiapueblo.nsn.us/health-center/
The mission of the Pueblo of Sandia Health Center is to improve the quality of life for all generations through collaborative, innovative and excellent healthcare services. The Pueblo of Sandia Health Center offers some of the medical services such as physical therapy and chiropractic care that can be very helpful after brain injury.

The Indian Health Service provides routine medical, dental and pharmacy services to the Native American community at the Sandia Health Center. Additional specialty services are funded by the Pueblo of Sandia, and include physical therapy, chiropractic, in-home care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, health and vision benefits, health education and prevention, and transportation services. Dental specialty services are also funded jointly by the Pueblos of Sandia and Santa Ana and include prosthodontic, endodontic and periodontic care.

Pueblo of San Ildefonso
Health and Human Services

Director:  Troy Campbell, MSW, LCSW

Office phone:  505-455-2395

Cell phone:  505-692-5943

Email: dhhs@sanipueblo.org

Diabetes Program Asst: Raelene Gonzales

Office phone: 505-455-2395

Cell phone:  505-660-8927

Email:  rmgonzales@sanipueblo.org

Pueblo of Santa Ana Health Center
Santa Ana Pueblo
O2-C Dove Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone:  505-867-2497
Fax:  505-867-1526
Medical Appointments phone:  505-867-2497
Nurses Desk phone:  505-867-4918
Pharmacy phone:  505-867-2027
CHR Office:  505-771-6747
Social Worker phone:  505-975-2300
Social Services website:  https://santaana-nsn.gov/socialservices/

Tamaya Wellness Center website:  https://santaana-nsn.gov/wellnesscenter/

Indian Health Service Santa Fe Service Unit

1700 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe NM 87505

Phone: 505-988-9821

Patient Advocate phone: 505-946-9464

Appointment Desk phone: 505-946-9282 and 9283

Dental Clinic phone: 505-946-9485

Eye Clinic phone: 505-946-9218

Lab phone: 505-946-9325

Medical Records phone: 505-946-9305

Pharmacy Refill Line phone: 505-946-9376

Pediatrics phone: 505-946-9429 and 9430

Physical Therapy phone: 505-946-9335 or 9368

Purchased/Referred Care (formerly CHS)

PRC Notification phone:  505-946-9303

PRC Fax:  505-946-9559

Radiology:  505-946-9317

Women’s Health phone:  505-946-9361 and 9362,

Other departments phone:  505-988-9821

Cochiti Clinic phone:  505-465-2587

Santa Clara Clinic phone:  505-753-9421

San Felipe Clinic phone:  505-867-2739

Pueblo of Santo Domingo – Administration (Governor’s Office)

Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 87052

Phone:  505-465-2214

Fax:  505-465-2688

Website:  http://santodomingotribe.org/
Email:  info@kewa-nsn.us
Community Health Representatives:  https://santodomingotribe.org/community-health-representatives/
Social Services website:  https://santodomingotribe.org/social-services/

The Pueblo offers several programs to help those in need. For more information please visit the website.

Pueblo of San Felipe Services
PO Box 4350

San Felipe, NM 87001

Phone:  505-771-9900
Website:  https://sfpueblo.com/our-pueblo
Departments Website:  https://sfpueblo.com/departments

Pueblo of Taos Community Services
Website:  https://www.taospueblo.org/cms/health-community-services

Taos-Picuris Service Unit – Indian Health Services

1090 Goat Springs Road

Taos NM 87571

Phone:  575-758-6977

Medical Appointments phone:  575-758-6969

Dental Appointments phone:  575-758-6955

Behavioral Health phone:   575-758-6900

Prescriptions/medication refills phone:  575-758-6999

Pharmacy phone:  575-758-6990

Environmental Health phone:  575-758-6979

Patient Referred Care phone:  575-758-6960

Benefits Coordinator phone:  575-758-6962

Health Information Management phone:  575-758-6968

Medical/Nursing phone:  575-758-6922

Administration phone:  575-758-6977

Pueblo of Tesuque
Tesuque Pueblo Rt. 4

Box 360-T Santa Fe, NM 87506

Phone:  505-983-2667

Phone:  505-988-3620
Website:  https://www.newmexico.org/native-culture/native-communities/tesuque-pueblo/

Pueblo of Zia
Website:  https://www.ziapueblo.org/

Zia Health and Dental Clinic

155 Capitol Square Drive

Zia Pueblo, NM 87053

Phone: 505-867-5258

Fax: 505-771-9452

Medical Appointments phone: 505-867-5258 ext. 107

Dental Appointments phone:  505-867-5258 ext 145

Nurses Desk phone: 505-867-5258 ext 133

Pharmacy phone: 505-867-5258 ext 120

CHR Office phone: 505-867-5258 ext 102

Social Worker phone: 505-867-5258 505-975-2300

Pueblo of Zuni
Community directory:  https://www.ashiwi.org/Documents/POZ%20Community%20Directory.pdf

Zuni Comprehensive Health Center

P.O. Box 467

Zuni, New Mexico 87327

Physical Location:

Route 301 North 21 B. Avenue

Zuni, New Mexico 87327

Phone: 505-782-4431

General information phone: 505-782-7533 or 7300

Patient Referred Care phone: 505-782-7346, 7347 or 7348

Prescriptions/medications phone: 505-782-7518 or the Auto-Refill Line: 505-782-7595

Compliments or complaints phone: 505-782-7533 or 7300

Employment opportunities phone: 505-782-7515 or 7516

Questions about appointments, if you know your provider team color:

Yellow Team phone: 505-782-7433

Orange Team phone: 505-782-7435

Red Team phone: 505-782-7445

Blue Team phone: 505-782-7446

Green Team phone: 505-782-7447

VETERAN RESOURCES

Central Region

New Mexico Veterans’ Integration Center (NMVIC)

13032 Central Ave SE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

Phone:  505-296-0800

Fax:  505-266-2609

Website:  http://www.nmvic.org

Email:  info@nmvic.org
The Veterans Integration Center is a resource for Veterans and their families in New Mexico. The VIC provides a multitude of services including multiple housing assistance options, peer support, food and nutrition, and case management services to Veterans, their families, and the community. As a proactive and innovative agency that primarily serves literally and at-risk homeless Veterans and their families, the VIC’s extensive outreach efforts have earned a trusted reputation from numerous communities across New Mexico, especially in the expansive rural areas where few resources exist for those in need. This includes our highly rural Veteran and Native American populations throughout New Mexico. In many locations, the VIC has developed strong partnerships with local programs that enable others to help our nation’s Heroes and their families seamlessly. In other situations, VIC staff will travel to any part of the state to provide support and bring the services to the Veteran client. The Veterans Integration Center (VIC®), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2005

Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

1501 San Pedro Drive

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone:  505-265-1711

Toll-Free:  800-465-8262

Fax:  505-256-5426

Website:  New Mexico VA Health Care System
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque is a Joint Commission accredited, VHA complexity level 1b, tertiary care referral center with a 24-hour Emergency Room located in the heart of the Land of Enchantment.  Known for decades as the New Mexico VA Medical Center, the facility was renamed the “Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center” in 2008 for Korean War Veteran Raymond Gerald “Jerry” Murphy, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his combat service.  Mr. Murphy worked for the Veterans Benefits Administration (Regional Office) in Albuquerque after the war, and later served as a volunteer at the medical center.

Veterans Administration (Va) Albuquerque Regional Office

406 San Mateo NE, #122

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone:  505-255-8440

Fax:  505-260-0611

Website:  https://www.benefits.va.gov/albuquerque/
To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned — and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

Southern New Mexico Region

Las Cruces Veterans Center
230 S. Water St.
1120 Commerce Dr., Suite B
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone:  575-523-9826
Website:  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5635
We offer confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services – Las Cruces
2024 E. Griggs
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575- 524-6220
Website:  http://www.dvs.state.nm.us/
This center provides information and resources to help ensure personnel and their families receive their entitlements and services.

VA Las Cruces Clinic – Las Cruces
3401 Del Rey Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM 88012-8041
Phone: 575- 522-1241
Mental Health Phone:  915-564-6100
This clinic provides primary health care, behavioral health care, and referrals.

National Organizations for Military Personnel or Veterans

ABA Military Pro Bono Project
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
312-988-5783
http://www.militaryprobono.org

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel and their families with civil legal problems, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where the legal assistance is needed. The Project is also the platform for Operation Stand-By, through which military attorneys may seek attorney-to-attorney advice to further assist their service member clients.


Dept. of Defense Forms Management Program

https://www.esd.whs.mil/Directives/forms/dd0001_0499/

This page has a comprehensive list of forms. You can find Dependency Determination Forms here, and listings are below.

Form # Form Name Edition Date Controlled (Y/N) OPR
DD137-3 Dependency Statement – Parent (Instructions) 03/01/2018 No DFAS
DD137-5 Dependency Statement – Incapacitated Child Over Age 21 (Instructions) 03/01/2018 No DFAS
DD137-6 Dependency Statement – Full Time Student 21 – 22 Years of Age (Instructions) 03/01/2018 No DFAS
DD137-7 Dependency Statement – Ward of a Court (Instructions) 03/01/2018 No DFAS

Vietnam Veterans of America (in Northern New Mexico and open to all)
Website:  https://vva.org/

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #996 
PO Box 33336
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87594
Website: https://vva.org/chapter/vva-chapter-996/

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1142 
PO Box 3211
Las Vegas, New Mexico, 87701
Phone:  505-454-7471
Email:  vvachapter1063@gmail.com

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1063 
746 William Dr.
Las Vegas, New Mexico, 87701
Phone:  505-454-7471
Email:  vvachapter1063@gmail.com
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters welcome all our brothers and sisters who served in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975. Joining VVA allows you to connect with other veterans, stay up with the latest on special events. You’ll also receive a free subscription to our award-winning newspaper, The VVA Veteran.

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