First Nations Community HealthSource (FNCH) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1972 as the Albuquerque Urban Indian Health Clinic. FNCH is a Federally Qualified Health Center and New Mexico's Urban Indian Health program.
The name was changed in 1995 to reflect the organization’s continuing commitment to serving ALL underserved populations. Our mission is to help integrate into our services traditional values which enhance the physical, spiritual, emotional and mental well-being of Native American families and other underserved including homeless populations residing in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
First Nations Community HealthSource uses a holistic approach that is integrated and treats the whole person. Our medical, dental and behavioral health services are open from 8a-9p, Monday through Friday and 9a-1p Saturday. The clinic is a UNM Cares site and accepts all major health insurances. Walk-ins and appointments are available.
First Nations Community HealthSource has a committed and involved Board of Directors that consists of interested community members, professionals and students. Our elected officers are:
- President: Mechem Slim, RN
- Vice President: Tassy Parker, Ph.D., RN
- Treasurer; Anthony Reyna
- Secretary: Joyce Hudson
Board members include: Donna Christensen (Emeritus Member), Melissa Parra, NP, Cathie Newby, Sandra Leyba
In 2013, First Nations Community HealthSource will open up a second clinic site. Information about this site will be forthcoming.