With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing and many New Mexican’s social distancing and staying home, it’s important to know what resources are available. Below are some useful phone numbers.
Coronavirus Health Hotline
Please use the number above if you have health related questions about the Coronavirus.
Coronavirus Information Hotline
Please use the number above if you have questions about school closures, job issues etc. Use this number as well to report any businesses that aren’t complying with the new order or employees who feel like they’re being forced to work at a non-essential business.
Food Assitance Hotlines
- Seniors who need groceries should call: 1-800-432-2080
- If you need assistance obtaining food for school-age children call: 1-505-827-6683
- SNAP Benefits: 1-800-283-4465
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Questions on food or formula availability: 1-505-469-0929
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children General Questions: 1-866-867-3124
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing up to $2 million in disaster assistance low-interest loans. This funding is now available to all New Mexico small businesses:
In light of the Public Health Emergency, certain workers may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Visit https://www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Info for more information on unemployment or call 1-877-664-6984.
The Office of the Superintendent of Insurance launched the toll-free call center to help New Mexicans with questions about health insurance coverage related to COVID-19. It will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
- How to obtain health insurance coverage
- How to resolve grievances associated with premium payments, termination of coverage, claims, benefits denials, and surprise billing related to COVID-19
- How to appeal an insurance decision
Donate to the City of Albuquerque’s Health and Social Service Centers that will distribute funds to help people who cannot pay their rent. Checks can be made payable to: FCS Health and Social Services and mailed to these locations:
- Alamosa Health & Social Service Center – (505) 836-8800 – 6900 Gonzales SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
- Los Griegos Health & Social Service Center – (505) 761-4050 – 1231 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
- John Marshall Health & Social Service Center – (505) 848-1345 – 1500 Walter SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
- East Central Health & Social Service Center – (505) 767-5700 – 7525 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
- For rental assistance in Vietnamese, contact the East Central Health and Social Service Center at 505-767-5700.
Mental Health Support
The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line are here to support individuals and communities during this time. They have counselors available and here to hear you 24/7 at 1–855-662-7474.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- UNM Mental Health: 505-272-2800
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 505-266-1900
- AGORA NM Crisis Center: 505-277-3013
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-773-3645
- New Mexico Legal Aid: 505-633-6694
- Child Abuse Hotline: 505-841-6100
- Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-866-654-3219 or (505) 476-4912
- New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: 855-662-7474
- New Mexico Rape Crisis Center: 505-266-7711
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline
Call 3:30pm – 11:30pm or text 6pm – 11pm every day
711 for relay (hearing & speech impaired)
National Center for Disaster Fraud
Call 1-866-720-5721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report fraud related to COVID-19.
If you cannot complete your Social Security business online, please call our National 800 Number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
The FDA is urging people to make blood donations during the coronavirus outbreak. Across the nation and in New Mexico, hospitals are in critical need of blood donations. Vitalant has four blood donation centers throughout New Mexico. Visit https://bloodhero.com/ or call 1-877-827-4376 to make an appointment or to see upcoming blood drive events.
The New Mexico Chapter serves families facing Alzheimer’s across the state through support groups, a 24/7 Helpline (1 (800) 272-3900), information kits, resources and referrals, training workshops, education conferences, a respite reimbursement program and advocacy.
Due to precautionary health measures, their physical offices in New Mexico are closed until further notice, though they are available by phone & email. Call (505) 266-4473.
There are also web chats available by visiting www.alzfdn.org and clicking on the blue and white chat icon on the lower right-hand corner of the page
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