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Program/Project Name Healthy Beginnings Foster Care Clinic
Affiliation Name University of New Mexico
Website URL
Model Type Medical Home
City Albuquerque
State NM
State specific location Hospital Based Clinic
How is program/project funded? Health Insurance
Describe how it's funded
What services does it provide Entry to care health assessment, Comprehensive health assessment, Standardize screening (developmental, mental health), In-clinic mental health evaluation, Subspecialty referrals, Ongoing primary care/medical home, Medical Social Work Case Management
Where does it provide services Locally-based
Description of program/project

Healthy Beginnings has been providing a pediatric medical home for children in foster care that reside in Bernalillo and surrounding counties since 2002.  We provide all primary health care services, health care management, urgent care, mental health care and developmental screenings.

How are patients tracked? Commercial electronic medical record, Specialized database for your program
Provide special focus No special focus
Program/Project strengths

We are closely aligned with the University's child abuse team and thus we are able to provide a continuum of care from first entry into the foster care system.  We provide comprehensive evaluations within federally mandated timelines.  We provide developmental screenings for all age appropriate children.  We manage all referrals and coordinate with foster families and with child welfare. We have Pediatric Psychologist on site monthly for evaluations.  We provide child welfare with a health summary after each visit and maintain close communication.

Program/Project challenges

Funding continues to be our major challenge. 

Contact Name Bridget Schneider LISW
Email Address bward@salud.unm.edu
Phone Number 505-272-1894