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Mar 22, 2012

Feliz Cumpleaños from the alibi


Dr. Santiago Macias walks through the sunlit entrance of the South Valley Family Health Commons. Patients and staff approach him as he passes through, and he greets everyone by name.

As the new medical director of First Choice Community Healthcare, Macias has temporarily traded his lab coat for a dark gray fleece zip-up. Fleece is more practical, given that he bikes to work every day. The violent New Mexico spring wind is making the South Valley a freezing dust bowl. But here in the Commons, all is cozy and calm.  Read more here.

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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