25 Years Of Service
In 2021, Southwest CARE Center (SCC) turns 25 years old. We want to thank our patients and supporters, who, throughout the years have trusted us as their primary healthcare provider. We are proud, yet humble, as we recognize the tireless work and dedication of our physicians and staff to ensure that all New Mexicans have timely access to our high quality, safe, judgement-free, and affordable healthcare services. Though we can’t celebrate in-person, yet, we wanted to share this milestone with you.
SCC was founded in 1996 as a clinic championing healthcare for those living with HIV/AIDS while researching the disease and its treatment. Since then, we have expanded the scope of our services to meet the various needs of the local Santa Fe community, as well as to fill gaps in the broader New Mexico healthcare system.
In 2012, we took an ambitious step by acquiring an additional clinic site in Santa Fe. This new site allowed us to expand access to primary care services by including adult family medicine in its offerings. A year later in 2013, we merged with another local health organization, Women’s Health and Family Medicine Services (WHS) which became our third clinic in Santa Fe. We have now expanded to provide HIV and hepatitis C services in Albuquerque. As a result, SCC is now the healthcare provider of choice for an even greater number of economically, socially and culturally vulnerable individuals and families.
Steps have been taken so patients can keep up with their visits and medical care in a safe and effective way during the coronavirus pandemic. An option for telemedicine visits to patients at home that can be done by phone or a secure video conferencing connection. Almost all of a patient’s needs can be met via telemedicine, including medication refills, orders for necessary lab tests, and managing of patients’ health concerns. In-person visits are still available.
Also available are behavioral health specialists who manage patients’ symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression. In addition, case managers are available who help with navigating financial and insurance concerns. SCC pharmacies offer special services for home delivery.
A “respiratory clinic” has been established where patient’s with respiratory symptoms that may be a result of the coronavirus or another infection can be seen the same or next day by one of our medical providers.
Appointments can be made at 505-955-9454.