The mission of First Choice Community Healthcare (FCCH) is to improve the health, life skills and well-being of all members of the communities we serve. When we are able to provide services for the communities, we increase accessibility and equity for our patients.
So, in addition to providing comprehensive primary care, dental care and behavioral health care, FCCH brings provider expertise and community partnerships together to offer additional special care services at FCCH sites.
Please talk to your FCCH provider if you are interested in a referral for any of these services.
Gender Affirming Care
Gender-affirming care refers to the medical, psychological, and social support First Choice Community Healthcare offers to people who are transgender, non-binary, or gender expansive. This gender-affirming care can help patients match their gender identity (the gender they feel on the inside) with how they look on the outside. This often allows people to feel whole and improves their overall well-being. Gender-affirming care includes several kinds of treatments, from counseling to medication to surgery.
Rheumatology ECHO at FCCH is Rheumatology care delivered by our primary care providers specially trained to diagnose and treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and other autoimmune inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders. The FCCH Rheumatology Team meets every week with Rheumatology Specialists at the University of New Mexico Hospital to discuss patient cases, get guidance from the experts, and make sure they are taking the best care of FCCH Rheumatology patients. FCCH Rheumatology ECHO is mainly for self-pay patients who may not otherwise get this specialty care.
Hepatitis C. Treatment
Hepatitis C ECHO at FCCH is Hepatitis C care delivered by our primary care providers specially trained to diagnose, treat, and follow patients with Hepatitis C. Many of our FCCH sites are able to provide Hepatitis C ECHO care. The FCCH Hepatitis C Team meets every week with Hepatitis C Specialists at the University of New Mexico Hospital to discuss patient cases, get guidance from the experts, and make sure they are taking the best care of FCCH Hepatitis C patients.
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)
Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) is a manual (hands-on) treatment that Osteopathic doctors (DO)s learn in their medical school training. OMT techniques include applying gentle pressure to muscles, soft tissues, and joints to help align and balance your bones and muscles. These OMT techniques can help chronic pain, stress and sports injuries, poor sleep, headaches, and other conditions.
First Choice Community Healthcare (FCCH) provides OMT treatments at our South Broadway site for our Primary Care Medical Home patients. Ask your FCCH primary care provider for an OMT referral if this is a service you are interested in.
Moving Knowledge, Not People
These projects are a part of UNM’s Project Echo. Our providers meet virtually with specialists and review cases that they treat in house.
Locations with Specialty Care Services
Main: (505) 873-7400
Dental: (505) 873-7423
Main: (505) 890-1458
Main: (505) 831-2534
Main: (505) 861-1013
Main: (505) 281-3406
Dental: (505) 224-8718
Main: (505) 865-4618
Dental: (505) 224-8740
Main: (505) 345-3244
Main: (505) 768-5450