Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health and WIC

We provide quality and affordable medical, dental and behavioral health care and WIC.

Talented Providers

We are the employer of choice for clinical and administrative professionals in New Mexico.

First Choice Community Healthcare is enrolling patients in health coverage

Call 452-4049 to find out how you can qualify for new low or no cost coverage.

Serving Central New Mexico

From Main Street in Belen to the mountains and valleys of the Estancia Basin, we provide primary care to all.

The Community Commons is Expanding

Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive approach to improving the health and wellness of our communities.

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This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

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Organized Health Care Arrangement

First Choice Community Healthcare, Inc. currently participates in an Organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA) with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC). We do this to support and improve the provision and quality of health care services to our patient populations. As an OHCA partner, we share access to UNM HSC's electronic medical records and may, under certain circumstances and without seeking other advance authorization, access shared patient medical and billing information as part of our activities to improve, manage, and coordinate care, but only to the extent permitted by law. Current partners are listed below.

Current Partners

First Choice Community Healthcare’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our patients, our staff, and our communities. As we respond to the COVID-19 crisis we continue to provide access to care for all of our patients. First Choice providers are now using telemedicine to evaluate and treat patients. Your healthcare provider can contact you over the phone or the computer while you continue to practice social distancing. We are currently scheduling telemedicine visits with our medical, behavioral health, and dental providers, and we will continue to offer on-site visits when needed. We want to encourage you to maintain your health and wellness, and First Choice is here to help you. If you or a family member is in need of a healthcare visit for any reason, please call First Choice and schedule a phone appointment with your healthcare team. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us with any questions that you may have or visit our website at

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Dec 12, 2019

Dear Friends,

For as long as First Choice Community Healthcare has been providing primary care, our Health Centers have been passionate proponents of healthy communities. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, First Choice employs over 450 New Mexicans at our nine delivery sites that are strategically located throughout central New Mexico. Our Health Centers deliver high quality, cost effective, accessible care while serving as critical economic engines helping to power local economies. In the early 1970s, we started our first clinics in empty church buildings and storefronts. We got the word out through community outreach workers that we serve everyone, regardless of income or whether they had insurance. The word of mouth spread far and wide across Central New Mexico. In 2018, we provided a healthcare home to more than 53,000 individuals and their families.

Now, 47 years later...

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First Choice Community Healthcare is a 501 c3 non-profit, community-based health center system that provides access to quality, patient-centered, comprehensive health care to all people who need it -- regardless of ability to pay. We are a health center grantee under 42 USC 245b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 USC 233 (g)-(n).



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