MANNM Walk-in Clinic will be open on Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm starting May 2nd. The last check in time will be at 1:45pm.
Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico (MANNM) is now offering telemedicine appointments for patients on the using the doxy.me platform. All you need is a smartphone – Apple / Android or a computer with a camera and microphone, Chrome/ Firefox browser. A good internet connection is recommended. Information here. Video on how to use the process is here. MANNM’s most recent update is here.
Children’s Clinic has made multiple changes to address the situation with COVID-19: The clinic now has a dedicated entrance on the southwest side of the hospital that bypasses the hospital entrance, and the clinic has been divided into sick (fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) and well (check-ups, immunizations, school/sports exams, medication follow up, injuries, etc) patients areas. The White Rock Clinic will remain open to well patient care. There are now a variety of options for meeting children’s medical needs, including drive-through, Telehealth, and phone consultation Complete information here.
Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) began enacting strict measures in March in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Details here.
Pediatrician Dr. Jacqueline Krohn announces that she is available for appointment via Doxy.me online video visit. Please call as usual for an appointment and ask for a video visit: Information here.
Leading insulin manufacturer Novo Nordisk announced that it would offer 90 days of free insulin to those who lost their jobs and medical insurance because of the coronavirus pandemic. Information here.
Las Clinicas Del Norte has a new phone number (505-695-1616) and operates from the Public Health Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. LCDN offers primary pediatric care.
If someone suspects they have been exposed to or may have COVID-19, they need to call 505-257-8322 (MANNM) or 1-855-600-3453 (State Hotline) before going to a medical clinic.
Every New Mexican should have health care during the COVID-19 emergency – to help expedite that process there is a new online screening tool to help New Mexicans determine what health insurance coverage they may qualify for by answering a few simple questions, the state announced Thursday. It is available at New Mexico Health Coverage Connector here.
FAQs on Coronavirus: https://cv.nmhealth.org/faq/
Donated Food Distribution
Contact LA Cares at (505) 661-8015 for emergency food. A monthly food box is available by prior arrangement only on the second Friday of the month and the Thursday night before. The next distribution is September 10th and 11th. Residents will be asked to drive-thru to pick up their box (there will be no extra “shopping the room” at this time). Anyone who resides in Los Alamos County who has seen a temporary drop in income is welcome to register. Delivery is available to those who cannot leave home. Information here.
Los Alamos Mobile Food Pantry is available at First Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Drive (behind Lemon Lot). The Food Depot distributes food on the fourth Friday of the month from 11:00 to 12:30. No pre-registration is required. It is advised that you arrive early to wait in line. Distribution will take place Friday, April 24 on a drive-by basis.
The Santa Fe Food Depot has opened weekly drive-by food distribution in various locations in Santa Fe: https://www.thefooddepot.org/get-help/
Individuals seeking to apply for SNAP benefits should visit www.yes.state.nm.us or call 1-800-283-4465.
Please nominate a family in need for a gift card to a local restaurant as part of JJAB’s Community Gift Card program. Essential workers may also be nominated. Information here.
Hope Pregnancy has donations of formula (also diapers, wipes, and baby/toddler clothes and toys). Text 505-500-4165 for help.
Little Food Pantries
The Little Food Pantry at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (lower parking lot, corner of Diamond and Trinity) is filled.
Another free food pantry is available inside Los Alamos Christian Church, 92 East Rd, Los Alamos. Access during business hours.
There is also a pantry at St. Job’s Orthodox Church at 1319 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos.
Loss of employment income
The following flow charts from NMDWS are helpful in determining what steps must be taken next to receive unemployment income: here and here.
New information for workers affected by COVID-19 is on the Department of Workforce Solutions website here. Call days are now designated based on the last number of your Social Security Number.
June 26, 2021 - The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced today that New Mexico will begin offering the Federal-State Extended Benefits (FDEB1) program for those who have exhausted their previous unemployment benefits. Under federal law, the FDEB1 program offers up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits to individuals who have exhausted both their regular unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) assistance. More information here.
NMDWS offers a reminder to all claimants that the additional $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation will be ending July 25, 2020.
The state Supreme Court provided temporary protections for New Mexicans in consumer debt cases from having wages withheld and some of their assets taken to repay creditors during the current public health emergency and economic downturn. Information here.
Self-employed may start filing for unemployment Sunday 4/26. Applicants can seek benefits retroactive to Jan. 27 or a more recent date when they became unemployed, partially employed or unable to work as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Information here.
The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) here.
The state now has a webpage with information about getting financial, basic needs, and childcare assistance in one place: Information here.
Non-citizens with work authorization are eligible for unemployment insurance in New Mexico. For New Mexicans with DACA or any other immigration status who are being let go of their jobs and have questions about collecting unemployment, we are here to help at Santa Fe Dreamers Project. Call and leave a message 505-490-2789 or e-mail email@example.com. Information here.
The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) has established business continuity plans to ensure that services continue to operate as normal. Counselors are available 24/7 at 855-662-7474.
Small Steps Child Counseling in Albuquerque is offering services for crisis and ongoing for the Spanish speaking community as well as English and ASL. All services are accessible through phone, video or online. Services are available for any child, family, or adult in need of practical or emotional support. Message for more information or call (505) 933-4639. Information here.
North Star Psychiatric: North Star Psychiatric Services is shut down for the 3-week shut down as of Monday March 16th. They are offering Telemed services in lieu of physical appointments for all scheduled patients. Please call the office at 412-7756 for automated details. Direct contact will be made to each patient as well as this local posting. Please remember that we are closed the week of the 23rd- 27th for what was to be Spring Break, no appointments, Telemed or otherwise, are scheduled during that week.
If you have any questions, refill requests, scheduling needs, or otherwise, please call the office manager, at 505-695-4691 anytime.
Los Alamos Family Council: LAFC therapists accept all Medicaid, Presbyterian and BlueCross BlueShield. Therapists are available appointment times 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday. LAFC works with all clients regardless of their ability to pay. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, therapists are able to use telephonic or secure video conferencing to provide service. They understand that some people may not have somewhere private to sit and talk with their therapist, but are able to provide face-to-face meetings when absolutely necessary. Information here. normal office phone has a message forwarding people to a mobile office. That temporary number is (505) 551-2671.
Clinical and developmental psychologist Dr. Stroud has provided this informational video for parents in order to support caregivers in managing the emotional responses and developmental needs of their children during this crisis. Dr. Stroud provides parents with information and skills to support their children's emotional health, mental well being, and build necessary skills of resilience. Information here.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are available online. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking: Information here and here.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are online and by phone. The primary purpose of an NA group is to carry the message of recovery to the addict who still suffers. https://virtual-na.org/
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Smart Recovery offers its toolbox online: here.
Domestic Violence / Family Safety
Order of protection hearings are now occurring by phone.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law 3/18/20 contains key provisions that can help survivors of domestic violence: Information here.
The Los Alamos County Victim Assistant will continue services via phone for any domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking related cases. Call (505) 663-3511 to access services.
Crisis Center of New Mexico has no changes to services. The shelter is open and supervised visitation and counseling will take place as scheduled, call 505-753-1656.
Information on Los Alamos library services available remotely will soon be added to this list. For information now, please contact the library branches at 505-662-8250 or 505-662-8265.
Audible is offering a collection of audiobook stories which are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet: Information here
Many online educational content providers are offering content for free during school closures. Parents can find a variety of resources to keep kids engaged at home. A large list can be found here: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
Another list of resources grouped by ages: here.
Scholastic has free online learning resources here and here.
The Los Alamos Historical Museum’s new History at Home page has hands-on history activities for learners of all ages, and is available here.
This Facebook page, “At Home in Los Alamos,” was created as a resource for Los Alamos Parents to find activities that can be done while at home during the COVID-19 restrictions. Collaborators include: Fuller Lodge Art Center, PEEC, Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos County Library System, Los Alamos STEAM Lab, and Los Alamos Arts Council. We invite the public to check this page, as most organizations will be attempting to post daily activities. https://www.facebook.com/AtHomeinLosAlamos/
Local Kate Ramsey offers virtual Zumbini Classes designed for Babies to Age 5 and their parents/caregivers are available by registration here.
Barranca pre-K’s Ms. Fetveit posted a charming video online of herself reading a story to her students: Here and here.
Parentivity is a web-based system that provides 24/7 customized information for parents of children from birth to age five. Accounts are free during the closures: here.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has launched a new online series to help the community get outside, have fun and continue to learn about nature while the schools and Los Alamos Nature Center are closed. Watch the PEEC wildlife webcam here.
Online virtual museum tours are available: Information here.