June 02, 2011

Udall Announces $7.1 Million for Health Centers in Las Cruces and Santa Fe

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that La Clinica De Familia in Las Cruces and La Familia Medical Center in Santa Fe will receive a total of $7.1 million as part of continued funding to provide health care services for low-income and homeless residents in their respective communities.

The funding is made possible through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. La Familia Medical Center will receive $3,192,773 and La Clinica De Familia will receive $3,945,336.

"Community health centers like La Clinica De Familia and La Familia Medical Center provide crucial health services to those who need them most," Udall said. "This funding will allow them to continue to offer quality primary and preventive care to our rural and medically underserved communities."

La Familia Medical Center has designed a safety net of community based clinics that provide primary medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, prevention, health education, pharmacy, prenatal and OB/Gyn, case management and family planning services. They are located in a Health Professional Shortage Area and serve the medically underserved and homeless population of Santa Fe County.

La Clinica De Familia is located along the U.S.-Mexico Border Area and operates seven full-time health care sites. They offer comprehensive primary, preventative, behavioral and dental care for all age groups. They also have a pharmacy and lab and provide prenatal case management, smoking, breast and cervical cancer, family planning and diabetes education.