Presbyterian Medical Services

Contact: PMS
Address: 1422 Paseo de Peralta
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Phone: 505-982-5565
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Mission Statement

Presbyterian Medical Services designs and delivers quality accessible integrated health, education, and human services in response to identified community needs of the multi-cultural people of the Southwest.

What We Do

Presbyterian Medical Services provides medical, dental, behavioral health/counseling, children's services, hospice & home care, and senior services to the underserved areas of New Mexico.


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• Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) is the successor to the United Presbyterian Church's Medical Mission work in the Southwest which began in 1901. In 1969, a New Mexico based 501C (3) nonprofit corporation was formed to ensure continuation of the mission to provide health care services to the underserved communities throughout the southwest.

• Throughout our 40-year history, PMS has worked collaboratively with communities, local providers, hospitals, local, state, and federal government to develop programs and services which meet the needs of the people living in these communities. PMS only expands to communities that invite our involvement.

• The diversity of services includes primary medical, dental, behavioral health, children's services, home care, hospice, and senior programs. These programs are delivered by PMS as a result of the organization's ability to respond to the unmet needs of those living throughout New Mexico.

• Presbyterian Medical Services provides services to residents with 92 individual program sites in 38 community locations throughout New Mexico. The counties served are Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Eddy, Lea, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Juan, Socorro, Taos, and Torrance.

• Many of the residents of the PMS service area live at or below the poverty level and commute long distances under adverse conditions to access health care. Many of the communities served by PMS are located in remote, rural areas with geographical barriers which dramatically impact access to services.

• In 2007, the per capita income in New Mexico was $31,474, 19% lower than the national average, ranking the state 43rd in the nation. In the same year, approximately 96% of PMS clinic consumers are at or below 200% poverty.

• In 2007, PMS provided 233,549 medical, dental and behavioral health visits to 55,729 New Mexicans in need, and served 1,273 children in the Head Start programs.

• PMS staffs 1067 employees who live and work in the communities in which PMS provides services.

• Presbyterian Medical Services is not affiliated with Presbyterian Healthcare System.


Primary Care

Since 1969, PMS has been a leader in improving the health and quality of lives of the people in New Mexico. PMS operates 41 health centers, and provided 305,173 outpatients medical, dental and behavioral health visits to 60,246 New Mexicans in 2012. PMS health centers provide a significant contribution to the safety net for New Mexico's healthcare delivery system. When possible, PMS provides medical, dental and behavioral health services in the same facility and creates a continuum of care which spans across healthcare professionals. PMS school-based health centers are seen as model programs throughout New Mexico. PMS has been awarded accreditation by the Joint Commission. Accreditation by the Joint Commission signifies achievement of the highest standard of performance in the industry.


Presbyterian Medical Services has seven dental sites, most of which are co-located with an outpatient medical facility. Our dental facilities offer emergency, preventive, basic restorative and a limited amount of rehabilitative or prosthetic dental care. The need for dental services is often acute among families with incomes below or slightly above the federal poverty level. Patients rely on a variety of funding sources to reimburse their care and as many as 31% are uninsured and depend on our sliding fee scale. PMS dental programs truly serve their communities as 'safety-net' healthcare resources.

Behavioral Health

Presbyterian Medical Services manages 22 behavioral health programs in 18 New Mexico counties. Most behavioral health programs are co-located with community health centers. Our core behavioral health programs serve both youth and adults, and provide individual and group therapy for mental health and substance use disorders, psychiatric medication management, community support services, and crisis intervention. PMS provides specialty behavioral health programs based on local community need. These include services to veterans and their family members, jail diversion and specialty court services, multi-systemic therapy (MST), assertive community treatment (ACT), psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR), adolescent residential treatment (RTC), and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment (IOP).
PMS operates a collaborative Veteran and Family Support Services program in three counties - Sandoval, San Juan, and McKinley providing comprehensive services to veterans and their family members suffering from the effects of combat, deployment and reintegration including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Children's Services

Head Start:

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. The program engages parents in their children's learning and helps them in progressing towards their educational, literacy and employment goals. PMS currently has 24 program sites and serves 1,010 Head Start children (3-5 years of age) and 370 Early Head Start children (0-3 years of age) through both center-based and home-based programs.


Our Pre-K program consists of direct services to four year old children who will attend kindergarten the following year, providing developmentally appropriate activities for parental involvement. PMS serves 20 Pre-K children in Santa Fe County and 34 Pre-K children in San Juan County. New Mexico Pre-K is a voluntary program funded by the state of New Mexico. The goal of New Mexico Pre-K is to:

Increase access to voluntary high-quality pre-kindergarten programs
Provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children
Expand early childhood community capacity
Support linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum
Focus on school readiness

Home Visiting/Parent Educator Program:

The Home Visiting/Parent Educator Program serves parents and caregivers of children under three. This includes adoptive and teen parents, as well as expectant parents. The goals are to provide educational services and child development guidance; to ensure that babies are born healthy; children are physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy; children are safe; children and parents have a nurturing relationship; the parents and caregivers are connected to formal and informal supports in the community; and children are ready for school. The PMS Parent Educator Program serves the following areas:

Lea & Eddy Counties - 83 families
San Juan County - 73 families
Quay County - 50 families
Cuba & Jemez Mountain - 39 families
Cibola County - 50 families
Los Lunas - 50 families
Belen - 50 families
Total - 395 families

Early Intervention:

Roundtree Children's Developmental Services provides early intervention to all San Juan County families with children birth to three who exhibit a delay, may be at risk for a delay, or who are involved with the New Mexico Children's Youth and Families Department. Roundtree Children's Developmental Services provides case management, special instruction, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutritional services and outreach services to New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired as well as to the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Transition services are also provided as part of the child's Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) to assist with a smooth transition from Early Intervention services to the family's choice for their preschool/academic setting. All services are provided in the comfort of the child's home at no cost to the family.

Other Services


Presbyterian Medical Services provides hospice support to individuals who have a terminal diagnosis and have elected not to pursue curative measures, but instead to receive palliative care as they approach the end stage of life. PMS hospice programs in both Santa Fe and Farmington depend on volunteers who conduct fundraisers including the Festival of Trees, Light Up A Life, and Daffodil Days; help with office tasks; provide flower arrangements and baked goods to patients and families; and support caregivers by doing errands or providing respite care while family members get away to spend time taking care of their own needs. Home Care: PMS provides medically necessary home care services to patients in Farmington and Santa Fe. Our home care offers skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, IV therapy, home health services, and social work. The hospice and home care agencies are not accredited by The Joint Commission.

Developmental Disabilities:

SHIELD Industries is committed to responding to the developmentally disabled adult employment and community inclusion needs of San Juan County residents. The program provides integrated adult day habilitation, community-supported employment, community access and non-medical transportation services that promote the ability of individuals to live meaningful lives. Each client has an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) that helps staff address the unique needs of each client and provide the most effective support possible.

Senior Centers:

PMS operates five senior centers in McKinley and Torrance Counties, offering activities that play a vital role in the lives of senior citizens of those communities. PMS advocates strongly for our seniors and is committed to developing center services for them. Seniors might use a center's transportation program to enjoy nutritious meals at the center, join an occasional shopping expedition, or visit a provider's office. Senior centers also offer meal delivery for homebound seniors. The health and well-being of seniors can benefit from the companionship and support available at our centers.

92 locations around New Mexico

Presbyterian Medical Services
1422 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe
New Mexico

Toll-Free: 800-477-7633
Fax: 505-986-8299
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