Health Care Assistance Program
As of July 1, 2014, New Mexico State has taken a direct role in funding local hospitals to cover medical services. As a result, HCAP no longer covers such services as surgeries, vision care or hospice at this time. Staff may be able to assist you with navigating health care programs, such as Medicaid and Affordable Care Act. If assistance is required please contact 505-662-8068.
To qualify you must be a resident of Los Alamos County for at least 90 days and receive an income at or below 225% of HHS 2017 Poverty Guidelines. Single applicants may not have more than $5,000 in liquid assets, and family applicants may not have more than $10,000 in liquid assets.
The Los Alamos County Health Care Assistance Program (HCAP) is funded by local gross receipts tax and administered by the Los Alamos County Council. Effective July 1, 2014, HCAP covers behavioral health services that are not already covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or Affordable Care Act insurance under the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. HCAP reimburses contracted behavioral health providers for services rendered to county residents who meet low income guidelines, including mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment programs.
Social Services Division Councils
The Social Services Division coordinates regular meetings of the Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC). LACHC membership includes local social services providers, business representatives, government agencies, and other interested parties. LACHC members focus on working together to help improve the lives of older adults, those in financial crisis, and resiliency for youth and families. The Los Alamos County Council informally recognizes LACHC as its community health planning body and designates a councilor each year to attend monthly meetings. Every two years or so, LACHC conducts a Community Needs Assessment,
which helps to guide the County in making decisions about such items as indigent health care, mental health services provided, frail, at-risk or under-served populations, and much more. For questions, please contact the Division at 505-662-8068.
LACHC typically holds public meetings on the first Thursday of each month, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., in Room 330 at the County Municipal Building, located at 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544. For more information, please contact LACHC Coordinator, Deni Fell, at 505-663-1875.
The local DWI Planning Council conducts public meetings that are typically held on the second Thursday of each month, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., in Room 110 of the County Municipal Building, located at 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544. For more information, please contact DWI PC Coordinator, Kirsten Bell, at 505-662-8241.