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.

Medically Fragile Waiver

The Medically Fragile Waiver (MFW) program is intended for individuals who have been determined to have both a medically fragile condition and a developmental disability to live in their homes.

The Medically Fragile Waiver Program provides case management (by Registered Nurses only), private duty nursing (RN & LPN), home health aides, respite services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral support consultation, customized community supports, individual good and services, nutritional counseling environmental modifications, vehicle modifications, massage therapy and specialized medical equipment.

To learn more or apply for the MFW Services, please call 1-800-238-5548 for a Medically Fragile Waiver Registration Form

Historical Information

The Medically Fragile Waiver Program is a Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver authorized under Section 1915C of the Social Security Act and was originally approved in New Mexico in 1985. The program is designed to serve children and adults who meet eligibility requirements.

Read our Medically Fragile Waiver History document for more information.

Reporting Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

Call the Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Hotline at 866-654-3219.
OR File a report online.

Visit Division of Health Improvement pages for more information.


Medically Fragile Program Manager

Melissa McBride