Clinical Links


Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
Standards and Benchmarks for SBHCs This form presents requirements for DOH-funded SBHCs. Other health centers in schools are encouraged to meet similar standards. (PDF)

With generous funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) in January 2011, the NM Alliance for School-Based Health Care (NMASBHC); BCBSNM; University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine School-Based Health Center Project (UNM SBHC); Apex Education and Welligent Corporation worked in collaboration to implement a patient registry system in School Based Health Centers (SBHCs). The goal of the project was to improve tracking and reporting of selected Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures for children and youth insured by BCBSNM (either Medicaid or commercial insurance) and received services in SBHCs. Bright Futures, a national health promotion initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics, was used to identify recommendations and standards for health promotion and preventive care for children and youth.

Asthma Management Resources

American Academy of PediatricsBright Futures
  • Comprehensive health supervision guidelines, including recommendations on immunizations, routine health screenings, and anticipatory guidance.

Allergy Management Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Confidential Services for Minors in New Mexico

Dental Vans. Statewide mobile mans and/or mobile equipment. Services may vary.
ACC Dental – 9008 Washington St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-323-1300 or 1-800-856-6528  
Participa!- Inc. Dental Services – 2434 Valencia NE,  Albuquerque, NM 87110,  505-872-0882 or  1-800-886-6751  
Mira Consulting – 7548 Calyx NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87120, 505-898-2797

Facility Resources
The SBHC facility itself is an important piece of the service we provide. It reflects the love and care we have for the young people we serve. When a young person walks into in a SBHC he or she should say, "wow, this place values me."
Therefore, some important questions for each SBHC staff member to ask him/herself are:
  • What are we saying to our adolescents via the facility?
  • Does the facility reflect adult or youth values and aesthetics?
  • How can we improve our SBHC facility so that it invites the students to take care of their physical and emotional health?
  • How can we involve students in the revitalization of our facility?
Facility links:

FERPA & Public Health PPT - by Ellen Campbell, Family Policy Compliance Office, Nov 2010

Immunization Information for New Mexico

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  • NM Board of Pharmacy: 505-222-9830, 800-565-9102. You can download the application packet from the website.
  • Sample Application This can be used for either class B or C application. Note: the difference between B and C is the specific drug formulary your SBHC includes. (Word doc.)

NM Department of Health

  • Includes SBHC/MCO clinical guidelines for: EPSDT, Asthma, Depression, Obesity, and Care Coordination and Communication among SBHC, PCPs, MCOs and Parents.
  • Information on how to become a SBHC MCO provider.

Prescription Drug Information

  • A comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers

The New Mexico School Health Guide provides guidelines and recommendations to school nurses and other school health personnel, including school-based health center staff, for coordinating school health practice and programs throughout the state.

UNM PALS (Physician Access Line) is phone number that providers can call for consultation with the UNM medical faculty and specialists. One can ask the operator to connect you with the attending or doctor on call for consultation about a patient that is being seen or for a medical question about patient disease management. The service is for physicians and mid-levels. Details at: UNM Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research. The phone number is 272-2000. Long distance is 1-888-866-7257.

Youth and Tobacco