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New Mexico’s Family-to-Family Healthcare Information Center

Parents Reaching Out is New Mexico’s Family-to-Family Healthcare Information Center*. Healthcare Information Centers provide free information, training and assistance to families statewide. Our Center is prepared to connect families to statewide health resources for children, age birth to 26, with special health care needs.

Contact us for information about:

  • Healthcare Financing/Insurance
  • Medical Home
  • Early & Periodic Screening
  • Navigating Health services
  • Transition to Adult Systems of Care
  • Family/Professional Partnerships

Parents Reaching Out encourages the development of effective partnerships between parents and health care professionals. We work with health care providers, state agencies, programs for medical trainees, and with other community organizations to promote understanding of the value of family/patient-centered, culturally competent care.

We partner with families and other organizations to represent the voice of families in New Mexico on issues related to children with disabilities and special health needs. We want to contribute to building access to care, increasing insurance coverage, improving service delivery, and other important healthcare policy issues.

*The New Mexico Family-to-Family Healthcare Information Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs.

Information on Healthcare Financing/Insurance

Navigating public healthcare systems and understanding private insurance can be challenging. We provide families with information to help them make informed decisions regarding their children’s care, including information about:

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Application Information
  • System-specific Information
  • Appeal Processes
  • Insurance