New Mexico Department of Health
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Children’s Medical Services

Welcome to Children’s Medical Services.  We are the go-to for families who have a child or youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs means an individual younger than 21 years old, regardless of marital status, experiencing a moderate to severe medical and/or behavioral condition:

  1. With significant potential or actual impact on long term health and ability to function
  2. Which requires specialized health care services and/or a variety of services from multiple diverse systems.

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How Can We Help?

Services for CYSHCN birth to 21 years of age:

For those who meet financial and medical eligibility guidelines:

If you have questions about eligibility or for more information, see our CMS Brochure or contact your local Children's Medical Services office. Please see our CMS Contact Information document for a list of locations.

Visit the Families or Providers section for more specific information, tools, and resources.


Pediatric Specialty Clinics

We host over 130 pediatric outreach clinics for CYSHCN including: Cleft Lip and Palate, Neurology, Endocrine, Nephrology, Genetics, Metabolic, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma. We work with UNM hospital and other local specialty providers to help you access care if you live in a rural part of the state.


Learn More

Please visit the following websites to learn more.


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