Celebrating 25 Years

Southwest Care was founded in 1996 with a primary focus on serving those living with HIV/AIDS and has built an international reputation for outstanding research and compassionate treatment in this field. Since then, we have expanded the scope of our services to meet the broader health care needs of the Santa Fe and Albuquerque communities.

Between 2012 and 2013, Southwest Care acquired the Galisteo and Alameda clinics in Santa Fe, expanding its primary care to include pediatrics and women’s health services. In 2017 the Jefferson clinic opened, providing primary care, HIV, and Hepatitis C, behavioral health, and pharmacy services in Albuquerque.

Our focus has always been on providing evidence-based, compassionate, whole-person care in a judgment-free environment. That includes the physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of our patients. An interdisciplinary team of doctors, advanced-practice clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, behavioral health professionals, and support staff provide comprehensive primary care and specialized health services tailored to each patient’s unique needs. We ensure that patients from all walks of life, including the economically, socially, and culturally vulnerable have access to exceptional medical care—regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Board

One of the distinguishing characteristics of a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC) is the composition of the board of directors. The FQHC regulations require a majority of the members of the board of directors of an FQHC be individuals who receive services from the center, and are representative of the individuals served by the center in terms of demographic factors, such as race, ethnicity, and sex. The remaining members of the board must be representative of the community in which the center is located and selected for their expertise in community affairs, local government, finance and banking, legal affairs, trade unions, commercial and industrial concerns, or social service agencies within the community.

We comply with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Board Members
  • Drew Lamprich, Chair
  • Ethel Hess, Vice Chair
  • Sallyanne Wait, BSN, Secretary
  • John Kormanik, Treasurer
  • Beth Koch
  • Luis Carrasco, Esq.
  • David Keating
  • David Rodriguez
  • Doug Weitzel
  • Andrea Kavanaugh
  • Kimberly Roman
  • Bruce Hinrichs, MD

Southwest Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC).

All Southwest Care Center (SCC) health centers have achieved NCQA Recognition. Learn More>

Our award-winning pediatric department is conveniently located at our Alameda Clinic in the Casa Solana Shopping Center.
25 Years

Since our inception in 1996 we have expanded the scope of our services to meet the broader needs of the communities we serve.

Our Mission

To improve the health of all communities of New Mexico, including the underserved, through safe, affirming, culturally respectful, and judgement-free care regardless of ability to pay.

Our Vision

To be the healthcare employer and healthcare provider of choice for the communities we serve.

Our Values

Access – to an integrated model of care and services that promote positive health outcomes

Excellence – providing the highest standards of care

Responsiveness – providing a culturally respectful and judgment-free experience

Accountability – fully compliant with all statutory and regulatory requirements

Sustainability – responsible financial stewardship, ensuring continued care of our patients, communities, and organization

Leadership Team