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May 6, 2011

Vision 2020 Symposium Focuses on Campus-Community Partnerships


First Choice Medical Director Saverio Sava was part of a panel discussion at the symposium that explored UNM-HSC Extension Hubs, which are community-based organizations like First Choice that make an arrangement with UNM HSC to serve as an extension of UNM HSC.  In First Choice's case, we serve as an extension of the UNM Hospital's primary care network by accepting UNM Care patients, as well as serving as a clinical continuity clinic for medical residents. Dr. Sava was joined by Dr. Vanessa Jacobsohn and James Libertoff, behavioral health provider at First Choice's South Valley Health Commons, who discussed the integration of behavioral health care in the primary care setting. Click here for more information about Vision 2020.

Our Patient-Centered Healthcare Home makes you feel welcomed and cared for by a team that:

  • Knows your health history and goals
  • Communicates effectively with you and with each other
  • Gives you appointments when you need them
  • Coordinates the complexity of labs, prescriptions, referrals and insurance

We go the extra mile to help our patients get help paying for their health care.

  • We assist with Medicaid applications
  • We help patients find insurance on the Marketplace
  • We enroll patients in special programs when they are eligible
  • We provide a discount for services based on family size and income

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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