Through direct services accessed at Casa de Salud, we provide dignity-based health care to all clients, including community members dealing with heroin and opioid pain pill addictions, at an affordable price to patients (and we accept medicaid).
Since 2005, Casa de Salud has provided harm reduction services, designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with drug use, to the community.
The following harm reduction interventions, services, and tools are provided at Casa de Salud and have been offered to at-risk populations for almost 15 years:
Casa de Salud has emerged as an important access point for evidence-based harm reduction and innovative drug addiction services in Bernalillo County—at a time when there is a growing demand for harm reduction services. The clinic’s expertise in delivering culturally competent care is especially important in this setting, as clients who enter the clinic for harm reduction services come from very diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, geographic, and family backgrounds.
Casa de Salud provides same-week access to medication, for clients making a decision to stop using opiates, and those clients who drop off for various reasons can return without judgment when ready to re-enter recovery.
In 2018, several thousand needle exchange visits were conducted, with over 100,000 syringes exchanged per month. Casa de Salud has harm reduction service hours Monday through Friday. Casa de Salud is a community leader in holistic/complementary treatments that reflect our patients’ cultural traditions. The clinic interweaves natural and conventional medicines to meet the physical and spiritual health needs of patients in a welcoming, just, creative, and inclusive environment.
The following services are provided on a walk-in basis Monday through Fridays (Monday/Tues/Wed/Thurs 9-5pm, Friday 9-1pm):
Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution
The following services are provided by apointment by walking in to the clinic or calling:
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opiate/heroin detox and maintenance
Natural/ alternative healing practices, including massage, reiki, acupuncture, and herbal remedies
Referrals for free or low cost ongoing counseling
Referrals to and assistance navigating community resources and support, including housing, employment, education, reducing medical debt.