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Congratulations to La Familia's Dental Clinic for its accreditation for the Dental Residency Program. La Familia has had a contract with the Dental program at NYU-Langone Medical Center since 2011 and the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) came out to assess La Familia's dental program in late April. La Familia Dental Clinic received a seven year accreditation and is authorized to host up to two dental residents at a time. Congratulations to Dr. Natalie Starkle, DDS who is the first NYU/Langone Advanced Education in General Dentistry Resident in the State of New Mexico practicing unde... Full Story
La Familia Medical Center is among the top 30% of all Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations. La Familia Medical Center was awarded a certificate of achievement in recognition of their exemplary service and commitment to quality health care. Full Story
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LA FAMILIA HEALTH & WELLNESS FIESTA - THANK YOU (see full story for video)
Thank you to all who attended our first annual Health & Wellness Fiesta. It was a great success! Full Story
La Familia Medical Center will provide free flu vaccines on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1035 Alto Street and 2145 Caja del Oro Grant Road. The vaccines will be provided to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last. No appointment necessary and you do not need to be a patient of La Familia to take advantage of this free service. For more information call 505-982-4425. Full Story
Buckaroo Ball – August 5th, 2017
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Healthcare for the Homeless Has Moved To a New Location!
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Best of Santa Fe 2016 - Thank you for your votes!
La Familia Medical Center has won third place in the non-profit category Best of Santa Fe 2016. Considering there are 900 non-profits in Santa Fe - we are AWESOME! The Santa Fe Reporter will be hosting a block party in honor of the winners at the Railyard Park Farmer's Market Pavilion Friday, July 20, 5-9 PM and it is FREE to the community. There will be a concert - headlining will be the Jayhawks. There will be food trucks, outdoor beer garden, giveawys and more. Best of Santa Fe winners will have booths located under the shade structure at the Railyard; LFMC is booth #10, stop by and sa... Full Story
Dale Jenkins, Dental Director of La Familia Medical and Dental Center, was honored and presented with Dental Provider of the Year 2016 award by the New Mexico Primary Care Association on June 23, 2016. Dr. Dale Jenkins was nominated for his distinctive service to the community that is above and beyond standard practice in his field. Dr. Jenkins joined La Familia Dental Clinic in March of 2006 and became its dental director in 2013. La Familia Dental Clinic is the largest dental safety-net provider serving a high concentration of extremely low-income, uninsured, and homeless populati... Full Story
National Health Center Week August 7 - 13, 2016
National Health Center Week recognizes and celebrates the opportunities that Community Health Centers provide to individuals to receive health care regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Community health centers serve over 24 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states. One in every fifteen Americans depends on their services. Health centers are also increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families, whether they are insured or not. Evidence shows that patients choose health centers because they are convenient, affordable, and of... Full Story
LFMC Syringe Exchange Schedule
Starting Monday, August 1st syringe exchange on Mondays and Fridays ONLY from 1:30-4:30PM at La Familia Medical Center Southside Clinic 2145 Caja del Oro Grant Road, Santa Fe (Brown van in parking lot) For more information call 505-988-1742. Other syringe exchange sites: Santa Fe Community Services M-F 9am - 4pm Pete's Palce 2801 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe Public Health Office M, W, and F 1-4:30pm 605 Letrado Santa Fe Mountain Center M, Tu, Thurs, Fri 9:30am - 4pm Mobile van in northern Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties Full Story
Baby Shower Hosted by Santa Fe Woman's Club
La Familia Medical Center is grateful to the Santa Fe Woman's Club for hosting lunch and a baby shower to benefit patients of La Familia. Many thanks to the following groups for their many contributions of knitted, crochet, and quilted baby items: Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center Knitting Group Northern New Mexico Quilting Guild Prayer Shawl Ministry Sewing Angels at Maria de La Paz Catholic Church Full Story
The Molina Foundation Awards Books to La Familia Medical Center
Because of the generosity of The Molina Foundation, La Familia Medical Center was awarded over 500 children's books. The books are part Dia de los Ninos celebration and an important initiative of The Molina Foundation to share books with children. Children who visit La Familia Medical Center will be able to take home a book. We are honored to partner with The Molina Foundation. Full Story
Congressman Luján’s Staff Offer Mobile Office Hours at La Familia Medical Center on 4/28
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico Third District will hold Mobile Office Hours on Thursday April 28th, 2016. Staff from Congressman Lujan will be available to meet with constituents to assist them with casework and discuss issues of concern so he can continue to be a powerful voice on their behalf. Thursday April 28th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM La Familia Medical Center 1035 Alto Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 Full Story
Health Care for the Homeless Has Moved
Health Care for the Homeless Has moved and will be opening at our new location soon! Starting 1/4/16 you can find us at Mornings The Life Link Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 11:30 All Day Petes Place Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 4:30 Health Care for the Homeless 988-1742 Full Story
La Familia Medical Center Offers Smoking Cessation Classes
La Familia Medical is offering a five-week smoking cessation classes beginning Thursday, October 1, from 5-6 PM and running consecutive Thursdays through October 29. Patients who are interested and would like to stop their smoking habit can contact Lisa Bierig, RN or Polly Summar, LMHC at 982-4425. Spanish speakers will be available at each class. Full Story
Are you pregnant and struggling with addiction?
There is help for you and your baby. How can I take care of myself and my growing baby while I am pregnant?There is help for you right here in Santa Fe, at La Familia Medical Center. And it is not too late to get it.Prenatal care and treatment for your dependence are important for both you and your baby while you are pregnant. With special care and support, you will be healthy and your baby will be, too.Substance-using pregnant women, like all pregnant women, need information and resources to make good decisions about their bodies and lives. With attention and treatment, you can take care of... Full Story
La Familia Celebrates National Health Center Week August 9 - 15, 2015
National Health Center Week recognizes and celebrates the opportunities that Community Health Centers provide to individuals to receive health care regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Community health centers serve more than 23 million people nationwide - that's one in 15 Americans, including 7 million children and 260,000 veterans. Health centers are also increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families, whether they are insured or not. Evidence shows that patients choose health centers because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of... Full Story
Medicap Pharmacy Closed
Dear La Familia/Medicap Patient, Medicap Pharmacy recently informed us that they will be closing their doors as of Tuesday, June 23rd. La Familia will be moving the discount pharmacy to our Alto Street Clinic and providing this service to our patients on-site. If you have a refill for pick up at Medicap and were not able to pick it up before Medicap closed, it will be available at La Familia after June 25th. Please call 505-982-4425 to confirm that it is ready for pick-up. If you need a refill, please call La Familia to request the refill with 3 days notice and we will call... Full Story
Santa Fe County Funds Early Childhood Initiatives
The Santa Fe County Community Services Department released funding in the amount of $250,000 for services to reduce the number of low birth weight babies born in Santa Fe County. Contracts were issued to two community based providers, La Familia Medical Center and Las Cumbres, to develop new and enhance existing programs. Reducing the incidence of low birth weight babies in Santa Fe County is one of the top priorities of the Santa Fe Health Policy and Planning Commission and is reflected in the County’s Health Action Plan. Santa Fe County is home to 9,900 children under the age of six, o... Full Story
Divine Decadence Chocolate Challenge Winners
Congratulations to our 1st Place Winner and People's Choice Award Santa Fe Community College Culinary Arts / Patissier Program Congratulations to 2nd Place Winner SantaCafe Congratulations to 3rd Place Winner La Boca And a BIG thank you to our Judges, Mayor Javier Gonzales, Patty Karlovitz & Rocky Durham Full Story
Rotary Club of Santa Fe Del Sur Donates Kids Activity Center to Southside Clinic
La Familia Medical Center would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Rotary Club of Santa Fe Del Sur and all of the generous donors for the donation of the Kid's Activity Center at our Southside Clinic Location. The children are enjoying playing with the different toys, providing a little down time before they are seen by their doctor or while they wait for a parent. Thanks also go out to George "Tre" Panagos, Club President and to Denise Sanchez, Club Secretary for their help in securing the donation. Full Story
Santa Fe Rotary Club Foundation Funds Anti-Obesity Program
We are delighted to announce that Santa Fe Rotary Club Foundation has made a grant to La Familia to support our juvenile anti-obesity program which is called CENA (Comunidad, Ejercicio, Nutricion, Accion) The program works with entire families to examine and attempt to improve their dietary habits and fitness habits. Our Community Health Workers provide resources and encouragement to every family that expresses a desire to alter their lifestyle habits to prevent the onset of life threatening illnesses such as Type II Diabetes. THANK YOU ROTARIANS!! Full Story
La Familia Provides Diabetes Education and Nutrition Information for OB Outreach
On November 21, Mall Walkers and others at Santa Fe Place will have access to health counseling in a variety of areas. As part of OB Outreach Month, LFMC OB staff and Registered Dietition will be available to provide guidance to pregnant women on the importance of healthy eating during pregnancy and other important topics. A Certified Diabetes Educator will offer information on diabetes management. Community Health Educators will discuss La Familia's anti-obesity program "CENA" with any interested parties and take Body Mass Index measurements. Blood pressure checks will be... Full Story
Brindle Foundation Makes Multi-year Grant to LFMC
Brindle has awarded La Familia Medical Center a three-year grant of $200,000 to support the Maternal and Infant Health program. A portion of the expanded funding will be used to hire an additional Community Health Worker who can make home visits to expectant mothers who, for a variety reasons, could be considered high risk. The OB team is also planning to offer more parent education to prospective parents. We are very grateful to Brindle for this generous support and for thankful for their commitment to babies in New Mexico. Full Story
May 7th Run / Walk Benefits La Familia Medical Center
United Church of Santa Fe invites the community to join in a 5k fun run/walk on Sunday, May 7th at 12:30 PM to raise funds for La Familia Medical Center and other nonprofits. A community cookout follows the run/walk for participants, supporters, and friends! Registration and pledge forms available via email at unitedchurchsf@gmail.com. Full Story
May 6th Baca Gives Back
Baca Street Merchants to give a percentage of their sales to La Familia Medical Center just in time for Mother’s Day! Participating business include: Molecule Counter Culture Café Natural Stones Art.i.fact Liquid Light Glass Studio Donna Nova/Girasole Glass Gray Matter Reflective Jewelry Help support their efforts by shopping at participating stores May 6th. Full Story
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Send us your email address so we can send newsletters electronically. You'll get it quicker, save trees and save La Familia money in the cost of paper and postage. Go to email login on our home page....AND THANKS! P.S. You can donate on line too which saves you postage. Full Story