Mental Health Services

Because You Never Know When Your Bad Chemicals May Go On Parade

John Bear
2 min read
A partial list of mental health services
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The University of New Mexico Psychiatric Center (2600 Marble NE, 272-2800) offers a “full spectrum” of mental health and psychiatric care for citizens of New Mexico. According to, the center was established in 1967 and is the largest community mental health provider in the state with telehealth and telemedicine links throughout our communities, schools, corrections facilities and more. In 2008, the center admitted nearly 1,500 patients, while outpatient clinics experienced more than 190,000 visits, so they probably know their business.

UNM Children’s Psychiatric Center (1001 Yale NE, 272-2890) offers inpatient and outpatient mental health care for children and teenagers up to 17 years old. Details at

New Mexico Solutions (707 Broadway, NE Suite 500, 268-0701) offers outpatient mental health services, substance abuse counseling and therapeutic foster care. Visit

Department of Family and Community Services, City of Albuquerque Division of Behavioral Health (400 Marquette NW, fifth floor, room 504, 768-2860). The Division of Behavioral Health bills itself as a comprehensive services system that includes substance abuse and mental health treatment services for low-income citizens. It administers programs such as substance abuse assessment and treatment, street outreach, DWI prevention, and the Families and Schools Together program. It also provides services to children who have been witnesses to domestic violence.

Albuquerque Metropolitan Central Intake (3131 Amherst NE, suite B, 272-9033). The Division of Behavioral Health contracts with the University of New Mexico to operate this centralized point of entry for income-eligible citizens of Albuquerque into the city’s substance abuse services system. Licensed counselors provide substance abuse assessments for adults and adolescents, as well as case management services. Counselors make referrals for substance abuse treatment to providers in the Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Network.
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