ARE YOU UNINSURED?
Medicaid has changed and is now called Centennial Care in New Mexico. There are also new eligibility rules that took effect in 2013. Even if you were denied Medicaid in the past, you may be eligible under the new eligibility rules. There is no deadline to enroll in Medicaid. However, under the Affordable Care Act, every New Mexican is required to have health coverage, so it is important to determine if you qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is credible coverage and does not require a monthly payment.
To learn more:
Call: Community Services Office
Phone: (575) 751-8926
Welcome to Taos Primary Care Clinic
We encourage each patient to take an active role in their healthcare. We see a wide variety of patients, men, women, and children from the very young to the very old.
Our providers create one-on-one relationships with patients to develop individualized care plans, and if necessary, have access to the broad range of specialty care providers of Taos Health Systems.
Services at Primary and Integrative care include the following:
- Acute care
- Preventive care
- Routine exams
- Health-risk assessments
- Screening tests
- Personalized counseling on healthy lifestyles
- Management of chronic illness
We believe that everyone should have access to a health professional trained to provide quality primary medical care as your entry point to the system. A primary care provider (PCP) is a health care practitioner who delivers comprehensive health care for a wide variety of health issues such as common colds, sinus infections, stomach problems, and skin rashes as well as issues such as acne, asthma, high blood pressure, and allergies.
This person is usually a doctor, but may be a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. Your PCP is often involved in your care for a long time, it is important to select someone who works well for you.
Seeing your primary care provider on a regular basis will keep you healthier as you age. Studies in numerous medical journals have confirmed primary care improves health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and/or stroke. Your primary care provider gains valuable information from tracking a problem over time and can make treatment decisions accordingly. They begin to know your health history, your habits, and your personality which allows them to recognize any signs that indicate a potential change in your health.
Our primary care providers have an open mind, listen carefully, and consider all the possibilities. They get to know you and your health goals. They also help you manage your overall progress. Seeing your primary care provider for regular check-ups and physicals can help educate you about your health and prevent chronic illnesses down the line.
Taos Health Systems encompasses Holy Cross Hospital, Women’s Health Institute, Taos Surgical Specialties, Peñasco Health Clinic, Center for Physical Health, High Road Dermatology, and the Birth Center.
Taos Health Systems allows us to provide a broad spectrum of coordinated patient care and offer more resources to our patients. A health system strengthens our ability to provide tight integration of clinical and specialty services; as well as deliver coordinated, comprehensive health care across Northern New Mexico.