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.

Upcoming Community Events 

Are your child’s immunizations up to date?

Bring you Child’s shot record and insurance information
on these dates to get them done before school starts!

August 15th and 21st 2019 • 1:00PM - 4:00PM @ North Valley Health Center1231 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 • Info: (505) 345-3244


Cooking for Health!

Our Monthly Community Cooking Class includes:
Doctor led health and nutrition discussions
Movement and breathing exercises
Cooking demonstrations on healthy,
quick and tasty recipes
Bilingual classes and materials
Free samples, recipes, nutritional info and take home a bag of locally grown fruits and vegetables
Children’s Wellness Program for kids
of all ages and free childcare

Classes held in the South Valley
Commons Clinic Classroom
Classes held from 10am to 12pm

September 28, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 23, 2019


First Choice Videos

Visit our videos page to see what First Choice is all about or you can visit our youtube channel for more interviews.

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Nov 15, 2016


Project is part of larger South Valley Community Development Project


The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1 million grant to First Choice Community Healthcare for a development that includes a workforce training center.

The grant will allow First Choice to break ground on a $22 million community development project in the South Valley. The funds pay for engineering, design and installation of water, sewer, storm drainage and other infrastructure on 7.5 acres owned by First Choice adjacent to its South Valley Health Commons.

"This investment is a strong endorsement of our plan to create a development that addresses the root causes of poor health in the South Valley, which are linked to poverty and low educational attainment," said Robert DeFelice, Chief Executive Officer of First Choice Community Healthcare.



Oct 21, 2016

 Costume Parade, Healthy Snacks Featured Along Trail

 Albuquerque – First Choice Community Healthcare is launching a Wellness Trail around the South Valley Commons campus to make walking for better health that much easier for patients, neighbors and clinic staff.

The Wellness Trail is part of the Healthy Here initiative of the Bernalillo County Community Health Council, and is supported with CDC funding, contributions and other resources from Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Health Matters New Mexico, Bernalillo County, and other partners.

Oct 3, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE- First Choice Community Healthcare received a $50,000 donation from Presbyterian Healthcare Services to build a greenhouse at the new South Valley Community Commons, a development project that is expected to create more than 100 new jobs while also promoting health.

The $50,000 sponsorship is the latest in a series of contributions to the farming project that will pay for improvements to transform a drainage pond and vacant lot into a lush vegetable garden and wetlands.

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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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