New Mexico Department of Health

Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Office of Border Health

In the early 1990s, the NMDOH had a much larger role in delivering health services, especially in maternal and child health for underserved residents in rural areas. The Office of Border Health (OBH) operated a mobile clinic to provide a variety of health care services to thousands of people lacking ready access to such services due to distance and/or the dearth of alternative medical service providers.

Since that time, and in response to population growth and changing demographics, the NMDOH has collaborated with the Executive and Legislative branches of State Government, federal agencies and non-profit organizations, to improve health care in these areas.

Since OBH was established in 1993, two additional local public health offices operated by NMDOH, but more importantly, 16 additional private non-profit community health centers and specialty health services providers have been established throughout New Mexico’s Border Region.

Upcoming Events

Community Health and Resource Fair Border Health - Convention Friday April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Las Cruces Central Public Health Office
1170 N. Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88001 575-528-5001 Phone - 575-528-6024 Fax

This free event brings together dozens of agencies and community resources to aid residents seeking self-improvement opportunities. Services and information provided at the event include ways to stay active and healthy, cancer prevention, healthy aging, family strengthening, saving energy, cooking & nutrition, expanded Medicaid services, income support and employment assistance. Blood pressure checks and blood glucose testing will be available at no cost.

Latest News

Spring Into Good Health Community and Resource Fair April 16, 2014 - Border Health - Celebration

The New Mexico Office of Border Health, in cooperation with New Mexico Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the United States Mexico Border Health Commission, will host Spring Into Good Health a Community Health and Resource Fair. The free event brings together dozens of agencies and community res... « read more »

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