UNM Psychiatric Center, a component of the University of New Mexico Hospitals Behavioral Health Programs, is a public not-for-profit facility, providing a full spectrum of mental health and psychiatric care for all New Mexicans. The Center was established in 1967, and since has evolved into the largest community mental health provider in the state of New Mexico with telehealth/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.
Our mission is to add value to health care by providing innovative, collaborative education; advancing science through research; delivering progressive health care services; and forging partnerships in the interest of public health. We are a combined clinical care and academic research center exploring the frontiers of mental health through established clinical services and federally funded research.
Much of UNM Psychiatric Center's support and expertise comes from the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, comprised of an array of faculty, residents, educational programs, research activities, and clinical and community based facilities and programs. The Center also is electronically integrated with UNM Hospital and its outlying clinics to improve diagnoses and treatments as they relate to patient history, prescription medication(s) and other vital, protected patient information.
The UNM Psychiatric Center offers a wide spectrum of innovative in- and outpatient services, from addiction and substance abuse programs to senior care to psychiatric emergency services. We have developed a culture of shared expectations regarding integrity, accountability and decisiveness in commitment to excellence. Moreover, we exercise compassion and respect in our patient interactions and encourage diversity in people, ideas and mental health solutions.
We are a community serving our community with abundant resources that include pastoral care, interpreter language services, patient coordination, local and national support groups, mental health links and more. Please learn more about the UNM Psychiatric Center and how we can help you, your loved one and/or your family.