We ensure that New Mexicans attain their highest level of health by providing whole-person, cost-effective, accessible, and high-quality health care and safety-net services.


Social impact totals for SNAP, Medicaid, LIHEAP, TANF, Child Support, and Behavioral Health Programs with images representing each program.
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A description of the measures and monthly data that can be viewed at the state or county level are available on the HSD Scorecard website.

HSD Customers March 2021

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63The Health Care Authority provides services and benefits to 978,963 New Mexicans through several programs including Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support, and several Behavioral Health Services. Click here to view a detailed explanation of the data analysis.

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The Latest News From HSD

New Mexico eliminates child support fees to aid families

SANTA FE – In a significant move to support families, the New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) announced today that they have eliminated program fees for child support services. This policy change aims to encourage more parents and guardians raising children...

State launches SUN Bucks to improve food access for kids

New grocery benefits program provides $120 per child for groceries  SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) unveiled SUN Bucks, a new grocery benefits program designed to help families during the summer months.  "Summer should be a...

Food benefits available for wildfire and flood disaster victims 

Lincoln and Otero County residents, including the Mescalero Apache Tribe, may apply beginning July 10, 2024  SANTA FE – The New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) announced today that New Mexicans affected by the South Fork and Salt fires may be eligible...

Temporary hot food benefits for SNAP customers due to wildfires

New Mexicans can temporarily purchase ready-to-eat foods from deli departments  SANTA FE – Effective immediately, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers in New Mexico can temporarily use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to...

New Mexico Health Care Authority Set to Launch July 1

The new agency plans to make it more accessible to get safety-net services and improve health care.  SANTA FE —New Mexico marks a significant milestone by launching the New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) on July 1, a new state agency serving 51 percent...