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.

Same Day Care

We strive to see our patients within 1-2 days when they need us most.

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 improve the health and wellness of our communities.

These videos tell our history and plans for expansion. Go to our youtube channel for more interviews.


Jan 29, 2016
First Choice Community Healthcare announced today that it received a $12,275 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative. Because of our commitment to providing affordable access to healthy food and healthy cooking classes, we are now partnering with BCBSNM whose Healthy Kids, Healthy Families vision is to help improve the health of youth in local communities.
Dec 22, 2015
First Choice Community Healthcare announced a children’s book giveaway program at a press conference this afternoon at the South Valley Health Commons. The book giving is made possible by a generous grant from the Molina Foundation of 5,012 books to promote the link between literacy and health.
Oct 8, 2015

This article first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal by Winthrop Quigley:

First Choice Community Healthcare, founded 43 years ago in the rectory of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Broadway south of Coal Avenue, has concluded it has failed in its mission to improve the
health and wellness of the communities it serves. First Choice provides excellent medical care in its nine clinics. More than 54,000 patients visited First Choice clinics 163,000 times last year
for medical, dental and behavioral health care visits. A quarter of them were children, 97 percent had incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($48,500 for a family of four), and 23 percent were
Spanish-speaking. Diabetes was controlled, children were immunized, high cholesterol was treated, teeth were cleaned.
“After 43 years, we still don’t see population health,” First Choice CEO Bob DeFelice said.

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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