The Health Care Authority’s mission is: 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.

Native Americans

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The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) is continuously striving to address the concerns that impact all New Mexicans, including Native Americans living on and off tribal lands. HSD’s priorities include providing individuals access to our programs and strengthening our relationships and partnerships with New Mexico Indian Tribes, Nations and Pueblos.

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Centennial Care

The Medicaid Centennial Care program works hand in hand with the Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Clinics to provide access to medical services. Most Native Americans currently on Medicaid are not required to be in Centennial Care, but can choose to be in a Managed Care Organization (MCO). They may stay in Fee-for-Service Medicaid (depending on current Medicaid services) or choose a MCO with Centennial Care. Native Americans can always go to Indian Health Service, Tribal clinics and hospitals for healthcare services whether they are in Fee-for-Service Medicaid or choose Centennial Care.

For more information about Centennial Care and your options, click here.

You can choose a MCO on-line, or contact the Consolidated Customer Service Center by phone at: 800-283-4465.

To get contact information for HSD’s Native American Liaison please click here.