The importance of individuals having support systems goes beyond the medical, dental or mental health visit for true health and quality of life.

Integrated care is a large component of Family Support Services at HMS. Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) work alongside medical providers to address issues in the patient’s home environment that might stand in the way of health outcomes.

The HMS Family Support Services staff provides a wide range of services that address social determinants of health and chronic stress issues that often affect patient health outcomes. Assistance is provided to community members in locating community resources and services for their healthy development, such as food stamps (SNAP assistance), low or no-cost health insurance, nutrition education, diabetes education, and enrollment in HMS’ sliding fee payment option.

A vast array of other social services are provided, including support to our senior citizen population.

Available Family Support Services:

  • Child Safety Seat education/distribution

  • Community Resources – access to SNAP food assistance, utility assistance, and referrals for housing and transportation needs

  • Diabetes Education

  • HMS Sliding Fee enrollment

  • Imagination Library – free book program for children under 5 years of age (Hidalgo County only)

  • Insurance Enrollment for Medicaid, Medicare, and New Mexico Exchange

  • Outreach Event Coordination – related to health, fitness and nutrition

  • Parenting Classes

  • Registered Dietitian – provides nutrition counseling and group classes