Santa Fe County: Update on New BH Services

Greetings:

In 2014 Santa Fe County developed a Health Action Plan designed to establish priorities and guide the County in health care spending.  In 2015 we released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Mobile Crisis Services, and a contract was subsequently issued to Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS).  Over the past five years PMS has actively developed and implemented a Crisis Team that has well served our community.  We are grateful to their leadership and staff for the invaluable services they have provided, and the lives that they have undoubtedly saved.

In 2016 due to overwhelming community response the County and the community authorized both capital and operating funds for a Crisis Center.  In 2017 the County again released an RFP for Crisis Services, including for operation of a Mobile Crisis Team and a Living Room Model Crisis Center.  The contract was awarded to New Mexico Solutions, who will begin providing Mobile Crisis Services on April 1, 2020.  In the meantime, the County will be working to design and renovate a building on Galisteo Street to house all of the crisis services being provided.

The County, New Mexico Solutions and PMS are working in partnership to insure a smooth transition of Mobile Crisis Services.  We are very excited to be providing new services, but are also aware that we have huge shoes to fill in meeting community expectations.  We look forward to hearing from our community as we will be responsive to your needs.

We will continue to update you via the NAMI newsletter.  In the meantime feel free to contact me should you have any questions or suggestions.

Best Regards,

Alex Dominguez
Santa Fe County
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Community Services Department