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Department of Health operates public health clinics that offer a variety of services to New Mexicans. This site is a directory of public health clinics. Each location has its own hours of operation, and a unique set of services. Please note that some locations require an appointment and do not accept walk-ins.
Services may include:
Testing Sexually transmitted diseases
Women, infant, children (special supplemental nutrition program)
Children’s medical services
Breast and cervical cancer screenings
EQNM advocates for the well-being of LGBTQ people through political policy and advocacy.
Albuquerque, NM (505) 224-2766
FYI is a non-profit agency serving families and youth in the Las Cruces area
Programs and Services:
Next Rainbow Generation (NRG) is a youth-driven support group for the LGBTQ youth community that provides on-going peer led interventions and presentations pertaining to HIV/AIDS, STD, and LGBTQ issues. NRG promotes positive self-esteem, helps youth become informed on issues that affect the LGBTQ youth community, and advocates for health equality.
Needle Exchange Program
- Free & Confidential syringe exchange site
- Distribution of new syringes & works
- Disposal site of used syringes & works
- Narcan distribution and overdose prevention education
- Education for harm reduction practices and blood borne pathogens
Ear acupuncture is a proven method to help reduce stress, food cravings, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD. It also aids in reducing symptoms due to: Alcohol use, tobacco use, tranquilizers, barbiturates, downers, methamphetamine, amphetamine, cocaine, narcotics like heroin, morphine, oxycodone, marijuana, prescription, and other drugs.
Alcohol educational presentation on the harms associated with underage and binge drinking.
Alcohol brief intervention to youth who experiencing alcohol-related issues.
1320 S Solano Drive
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
P: (575) 522-4004
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.Webinar on LGBTQ Health topics. https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/lgbt-education/learning-modules/
Technical Assistance for clinics to adopt LGBTQ inclusive policies: https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/about-us/technical-assistance/
Searchable map of New Mexico “Grab and Go” meal pickups for parents/guardians of children under age 18.
Albuquerque Public School meal pickup sites (list and searchable map)
Senior and Disabled Adults Food Access Hotline for those in need of food assistance during this emergency: 1-800-432-2080.
The following Albuquerque Senior Centers will temporarily serve as lunch distribution sites Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.:
Barelas Senior Center
Los Volcanes Senior Center
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
North Valley Senior Center
Bernalillo County meal sites also closed. Home delivered meals will continue to operate as normal. Seniors 60+ interested in receiving meals from Senior Affairs should call (505) 764-6400; priority service is for homebound seniors.
FREE home-delivered meals for seniors (all fees waived):
Bernalillo County Metro Area Agency on Aging: 1-505-768-2084
Outside Bernalillo County, call the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging at 1-866-699-4627
Tribal or Pueblo lands: 1-800-432-2080
Navajo Nation: 1-928-871-6868
Roadrunner Food Bank: rrfb.org
The Food Depot:thefooddepot.org
Buildings that have gender-free/gender-neutral restrooms create a physical environment that welcomes and affirms transgender and nonbinary people. If a building already has a single stall bathroom, it is easy to make it gender-free with a new sign. In fact, it’s the law.
For multi-stall bathrooms, there are many easy and free options to increase safety for transgender people.
See the Unitarian Universalist toolkit and signage resources.
Here is a Restroom Toolkit by the University of Maryland.
National LGBT Health Education Center has some excellent resources for updating intake forms to be gender-neutral and welcoming to LGBTQ people.
Page 6 has examples of old language and suggestions for updating. For example, changing “mother/father” to “parent/guardian.”
On page 7, there is an example intake form with questions that include “Name on legal documents” and “preferred name.” They also discuss educating front desk staff so they can implement the change without confusion. It is important to train staff on how to explain the questions accurately and without judgment to clients, if they have questions.
Asking about gender:
We recommend the multi-step question:
What is your current gender? (check all that apply) Man, Woman, Transgender, Nonbinary, Decline to state, Other:_____
What was your assigned sex at birth? Male, Female, Intersex, Decline to state, Other:_____
What are your pronouns? he/his, she/her, they/them, Ze/Hir, other:____
What is your legal name ?__________ (only asked this if needed for insurance purposes)
What is your preferred name?________
The two-part question allows for folks to identify their sex, gender, preferred name, and pronouns. It allows for the complexity of gender to be captured. Sometimes it’s helpful to have some definitions before the question so your front desk staff isn’t answering so many of the same questions. It depends on how much space you have on your form.
Asking about sexuality:
Do you consider yourself: heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, other:______
What support do you have regarding sexual orientation? (i.e., family, peers, etc.)__________________
It is important to leave a blank space for folks to fill in about gender or relationship status because there are just infinite options. It might be good to ask, “who do you live with?” because many LGBTQ+ folks have chosen family that aren’t necessarily family or partners, but provide support like a family or partner would.
If you would like technical assistance in updating your forms and physical environment to be more welcoming to LGBTQ+ folks, please contact us. See our Bright Spaces, Welcome Places directory for LGBTQ-affirming mental health agencies around New Mexico.
State of New Mexico centralized hub for information, public orders, and resources for New Mexicans. http://www.newmexico.gov/
NM Department of Health: cv.nmhealth.org
City of Albuquerque: https://www.cabq.gov/coronavirus-information
Coronavirus FAQs available in multiple languages and ASL video
Status of City Services
City of Santa Fe: santafenm.gov/covid-19
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
WHO (World Health Organization): who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
The US House representative for NM district 1, Rep. Deb Haaland’s Information site
Download COVID-19 facts in multiple languages (Arabic, Dari, English, Kinyarwanda, Spanish, and Swahili)
LGBTQ+ community resources during COVID-19. (Created and updated by Karen Dugas ( with the Santa Fe Mountain Center) and Leon Mitchell (with the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico).
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.
Past webinars on LGBT issues in K-12 education (Free) https://www.glsen.org/webinars
School Policy toolkit: https://www.glsen.org/policy
Educator guides, inclusive curriculum, and more: https://www.glsen.org/educate/resources/guides
LGBT people suffer from stigma related health issues like smoking or mental health problems. When we fear a chilly welcome we avoid doctors, which means we also don’t get well-person care like cancer screenings. The first step in breaking this chain is getting LGBT people in regular healthcare; this tool can help you be confident of your rights.
Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2017
The HEI program works with in-patient healthcare facilities to adopt LGBTQ-protective policies.
This program provides best practices for LGBTQ equit and inclusion as well as free CME/CEU credits to participating healthcare facilities.