Social Services
Contact Info
SSD Staff

The Social Services Division manages the Health Care Assistance Program, which supports access to health care programs and services and may provide behavioral health care coverage for low income residents of the community, in addition to managing health care needs of detainees. The Division manages social services contracts with half a dozen agencies who provide a wide range of programming for families, youth, and seniors throughout the community. Lastly, the Division coordinates the work of the Los Alamos Community Health Council and supports the work of the local DWI Planning Council, both of which hold monthly public meetings. For more information, please call 505-662-8068.

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.

 

Contact Info

505-662-8068

kim.gabaldon@lacnm.us

1505 15th Street, Suite A

Public Walk-in Hours Tues - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed 12-1)

Mental Health Support

Los Alamos Mental Health Access Project
To assist the community of Los Alamos in accessing mental health care and connecting to emotional well being.

New Mexico Crisis & Access Line/Linea De Crisis Y Acceso
1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)
1-855-466-7100 (WARM LINE)

Los Alamos Family Council
Affordable behavioral health services for individuals and families including, but not limited to substance abuse programs, DWI school, and employee assistance programs.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8755

Mesa Vista Wellness
Holistic Health for New Mexico - personal growth through mind, body and spirit for individuals and families.

Health Care Programs

HCAP Policy
Full policy describing the Health Care Assistance Program (HCAP) as adopted by Los Alamos County Council on November 29, 2016.

HCAP Application Forms
Health Care Assistance Program application forms for behavioral health services.

Yes New Mexico Medicaid Program
YES is a quick and easy way for people in New Mexico to sign up for Centennial Care, the state's Medicaid Program.

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange
The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) was created to help you access Affordable Care Act insurance if you do not qualify for Medicaid.

Housing Resources

Section 8 Housing
Los Alamos County partners with Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority - Espanola Office for Section 8 assistance. Housing specialist, Christine Archuleta, is in Los Alamos every other Wednesday, please call 505-753-3897 or the Social Services Division at 505-662-8068 for more information.

Local Area Apartment Rentals
A starting point for those seeking an apartment rental in Los Alamos or White Rock, as compiled by local area agencies and various property owners and managers. This list is subject to change without notice at any time, and vacancies cannot be guaranteed.  

Financial Resources

2-1-1 of Northern New Mexico
Resources provided by the United Way of NNM and Self Help, Inc.

Self Help, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in need and developing self-reliance in Northern New Mexico.

LA Cares
Monthly food distribution, emergency food boxes, and emergency assistance with rent and utilities for Los Alamos County residents, call 661-8015.

Social Security

Food Stability

LA Cares
Monthly food distribution, emergency food boxes, and emergency assistance with rent and utilities for Los Alamos County residents, call 661-8015 for more information.

Mobile Food Pantry
Santa Fe Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry is available to low-income residents on the 4th Friday of each month from 11:30-12:30, except holidays, in the parking lot at First United Methodist Church. Call 662-8068 for more information.