COVID-19


The COVID-19 Situation is an ongoing public health concern. Due to the virus, the clinic has special operating procedures that it must follow. Here are the things you need to know.

What to do if you're looking for our services


Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, our normal operations have been changed. Instructions are likely to change day by day, so for the most up to date information please call us at 505-800-7092. We are doing our best to keep up with the current situation and strive to offer the best care possible to our patients. Thank you for your patience.

Resources for Patients


Here are some resources if you are in need during this time. This area includes resources on how to get food, dealing with quarantine, childcare, and mental health resources.

*Any words highlighted in purple are links*

Resources for Free Online Recovery and Support Groups


Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, all other anon groups:

Never Alone Club

The Never Alone Club holds meetings every 3 hours.

NA, AA, Alateen, Naranon, etc.

All of the NA, AA, Alateen, Naranon, etc. help lines are listed. Call up and ask for online meeting schedule.

SMART Recovery Zoom Meetings

Recovery based meetings on the Zoom Online Video Call app

Resources for Free or Subsidized Childcare during COVID-19


Rio Grande Educational Collaborative is offering childcare programs for families affected by the three-week school closure.

Expanding child care for first responders and health providers:

During the public health emergency, CYFD will issue full-time child care assistance contracts to first responders and health providers who need child care. Call 1-833-551-0518 to connect with the state’s child care Resource and Referral line or go to www.cyfd.org to download a child care assistance application.

Enabling family, friends, and neighbors (FFN) to deliver paid child care services:

During the emergency health declaration, the state will temporarily register family, friend and neighbor providers who may be eligible to receive child care assistance funding; interested parties can call 1-833-551-0518. Temporary FFN providers will be required to complete a background check, as will all family members over the age of 18 living in their home. Temporary FFN providers will also be required to complete a three-hour online health and safety training and an online CPR training.

Expanding child care access for families: The state has a child care Resource and Referral line to help families find child care

(1-800-691-9067; www.NewMexicoKids.org). Families can also contact their CYFD eligibility specialist via phone or email to let them know they now need full-time care. In addition, all parents receiving child care assistance will have their copays waived during the public health emergency.

Protecting CYFD assistance benefits for families:

Families who choose to keep their children home during the emergency will not lose their CYFD benefits. If a child care center closes and families need services, they may transfer their child care benefits to an alternative CYFD-approved provider — and the state will continue paying subsidies to both providers.

Care Packages


ABQ Care Packages

Families who need extra support during this time of need can fill out the form below to receive a small care package put together by local community organizations.

Robert Sotela Foundation

This organization will provide COVID-19 Care Packages to Albuquerque seniors and children in low income households without transportation.

Check their facebook page as well as their website.

City of Albuquerque Services and Updates


How COVID-19 Has Impacted ABQ City Services

(i.e. bus schedules, public events, voting, taxes, utilities, etc.)

https://www.cabq.gov/news/coronavirus-impacts-on-city-services

Artist and Activist Grant by the SOZE Foundation

$2500 to select artists and activists whose income has been impacted by COVID19

Mental and/or Emotional Health Crisis Hotline


New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: 1-855-662-7474

Peer Support Warmline: 1-855-466-1700

Resources for APS and K-12 Education


20 days free access to Scholastic Learn at Home (up to 3 hours per day)

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. This is a great resource while schools are on break due to the virus.

Free science lessons from Mystery Science (K-5th)

Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools. They've curated this starter set of science lessons that you can use remotely.

Free eBooks

There are multiple websites that have free eBooks that you can access online.

New Mexico Specific Resources


APS Student Meal Pickup Sites

If you relied on your child's school to aid in getting lunch, APS has set up lunch pick up sites that you can go to.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday

The ABQ Library System

The library system an incredibly underrated gem with a ton of programs. Go explore their website here.

New Mexico Unemployment Insurance

New Mexico has expanded who qualify for Unemployment Insurance (this includes those who have had hours cuts) and loosened requirements.

You can find out more information here.

Resources for Food and Nutrition for Those in Need


Drive-Up Milk Pickup

If you need milk, you can go to the drive up with Rasband Dairy at 7116 Isleta Blvd Albuquerque, NM.

Resources for Elderly and Advanced Age Citizens


NM Aging and Long Term Services Department

This organization will assist in locating services for seniors in need of grocery shopping help, picking up prescription medications, and finding childcare for seniors caring for their minor grandchildren or family, as well as Medicaid/Medicare Assistance.

Senior Meals

Seniors in need of a meal, but unable to make it to their Senior Center; please call: 1-800-432-2080 or call your local senior center.

Prescriptions

If you are unable to leave your home for prescription medication pickup please call 505-768-2084, Or if you are in Albuquerque please call 1-866-699-4927. If outside of Albuquerque please call 928-871-6868. Navajo Nation Prescription med pick up please call 505-629-8544.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Disability and Medicaid/Medicare Waiver Services call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-800-432-2080.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Disability and Medicaid/Medicare Waiver Services call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-800-432-2080.

Long Term Care Concerns

If you are worried about communicating with a loved one in a nursing home facility or are worried about them call the Long Term Care Ombudsman at 1-866-451-2901.

Getting Groceries

Any grocery stores, including Smiths, Albertsons, Dollar General, and Target, are reserving time for only seniors to shop throughout the week to ensure they can get what they need in a clean, safe environment.

Resources for Sex Workers and Sex Industry


Street Safe New Mexico

Street Safe NM will be offering “Safe Date Kits” which include hand sanitizer, condoms, and antibacterial mouthwash.

You can also follow them on Facebook for more updates about free items and assistance they will be offering to ALL sex workers and sex industry workers during this time.

Resources for Food/Bar Industry Workers


USBG National Charitable Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Bartenders, Cocktail Servers, or any Bar Staff needing financial support.

Resources for Cell, Internet, and Cable Services


Free unlimited smartphone data from all four major service providers (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T)

Thanks to the FCC'S recent "Keep Americans Connected Pledge" which also includes:

  • Not terminating service due to an inability to pay
  • Waiving late fees
  • WiFi hotspots

free Comcast Internet for low-income households

60 days of free Comcast Internet for low-income households, the elderly, and veterans - continued service not required, can be cancelled at anytime.

Sparklight Internet and Cable Services

Sparklight Internet and Cable Services will be offering free wifi hotspot and cable access. Go to their website or call them at 877-692-2253

Free access to nightly streaming from the Metropolitan Opera

Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day.