Employee Quotes

"I enjoy the opportunity at First Choice Community Health to be part of an innovative Health Commons model, and to make chronic pain and stress reduction services available to the New Mexico community." - Dr. Brian Shelley, First Choice Wellness Director.

"I enjoy First Choice because it provides high quality care to all ages." - James Stapleton, Family Nurse Practitioner, North Valley Health Office.

"I joined First Choice because I feel that quality, accessible, affordable health care is a human right and should not be only for those that can pay." - Dr. Jennifer Pentecost, South Broadway Health Center.

“I am proud to be a member of the First Choice Community Healthcare team in Edgewood as I know we have made a difference in providing access and quality healthcare for our patients. I personally choose to work for a non-profit healthcare organization and appreciate the mission of access and continuity of care that First Choice provides for its patients.” - Ilah Jones, Nurse Practitioner, Edgewood Health Center.

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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