Jan 27, 2015

Stress Reduction Class Starting March 6

First Choice Community Health Care has been providing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes for free to patients, clients, staff and community members since 2011.  The classes provide relaxation exercises, group discussions and practice with meditation, mindful eating and walking, gentle stretching and movement to help ease stress and pain.

There is no cost, but suggested donations of $5 per week are accepted.  Participants should wear loose, comfortably clothing and walking shoes, and bring a mat or blanket to lie down on, although this is not required as all exercises can be done while sitting on a chair.

The classes are held in the classroom of the South Valley Health Commons located at 2001 N. Centro Familiar SW. Albuquerque, NM  87105.

The instructor is Elizabeth McCallion, MS, who can be reached via email at

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