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You can apply for Medicaid online by clicking here. To apply by phone, call 1-855-637-6574. If you prefer to do your application in person, call First Choice to make an appointment with one of our eligibility specialists.  Call the First Choice Outreach Hotline at 452-4049 and we will return your call.

You can apply for health insurance coverage online by yourself by going to or you can apply by phone by calling the Federal Call Center: 1-800-318-2596. The deadline for enrollment is March 31.

You may also apply for insurance at some First Choice locations. Call your health center for an application appointment, or leave a message for an outreach worker at 452-4049 and we will return your call.

To find out if you are eligible for a tax subsidy to help pay for insurance, go to

October is Health Literacy Month

Oct 15, 2012
October is Health Literacy Month and on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 the Bernalillo County Commission recognized Health Literacy Month through a proclamation.

Hispanic Heritage Month and Community Health Centers

Oct 5, 2012
By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services One great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month is to visit a community health center like First Choice Community Health Care in Albuquerque.

First Choice Receives Affordable Care Act Grant

Sep 28, 2012

The US Department of Health and Human Services announced today that twelve Community Health Centers in NM will receive Affordable Care Grants to assist set up of patient centered medical homes and expand cervical cancer screening for women.

Health Leadership Charter High School Approved

Sep 25, 2012

The Public Education Commission voted 9-0 at its meeting 9/19/12 to approve the charter school under the condition that it be located in the South Valley or on the Southwest Mesa.

A Message from Secretary Sebelius

Sep 19, 2012
US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote a guest column in the Albuquerque Journal after her visit to First Choice Community Health Care.