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.

Emergency Hotlines

Nurse Advice New Mexico

1-877-725-2552 (Toll Free)

Provides New Mexicans with direct and fast access to a RN 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are directly answered by a Registered Nurse. In the event that all nurses are busy taking other calls, callers may leave a voice message and one of the Registered Nurses will return the call, usually within just a few minutes. This service is ONLY available for residents of New Mexico and those affiliated with our contracted partners.

Poison Control

1-800-222-1222 (Toll Free)

You may call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison expert. Call right away if you have a poison emergency! Also call if you have a question about a poison or about poison prevention.

Children, Youth and Families

1-800-797-3260 (Toll Free)
505-841-6100 (Local)

Protects abused and neglected children, rehabilitates delinquent and incarcerated youth and provides child care subsidies, promotes and supports quality child care and administers statewide domestic violence programs.

Hepatitis C & Buprenorphine Helpline

1-888-DOH-HEPC (Toll Free)

A Health Educator trained in harm reduction is available to answer questions and concerns about viral hepatitis risks, prevention, testing and treatment. Referrals to providers participating in UNMHSC’s Project ECHO throughout the state may be made for medical evaluation. The same staff member may educate callers about treatment options for opiate addiction with methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone), including referrals to DOH facilities or offices in Albuquerque and in Las Cruces.

Narcan/Naloxone Opiate Overdose Prevention Helpline

1-855-DOH-NOOD (Toll Free)

You may talk with a Disease Prevention Specialist about obtaining training in using an overdose reversal kit when someone is in respiratory distress/depression due to heroin or prescription painkillers. Referrals to local public health offices where Narcan is dispensed at no cost are offered.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

505-827-9384 (Local)

First responders can call this dispatch number 24/7/365 to get in touch with the emergency medical services critical stress team who can offer critical incident stress debriefing and counseling services.