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Native Americans can learn about services at UNMH

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Native American patients of University of New Mexico Hospital can learn more about medical services and financial assistance at a meeting today sponsored by UNMH officials.

The meeting, scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. at the UNMH Southeast Heights Center for Family and Community Health, 8200 Central SE, will focus on the needs of Native Americans.

It will feature a presentation by representatives of UNMH’s Native American Health Services, said Rodney McNeese, director of behavioral health finances.

UNMH holds quarterly meetings at various locations around the city to better inform the public and answer questions, McNeese said.

“It is an opportunity for us to talk about what’s going on with the hospital and to get feedback from folks that use the hospital and have interest in our services,” he said.

Today’s meeting was organized at the request of Native American patients.

It also will feature a discussion about financial services available for patients, such as UNM Cares – a service that supplements Medicaid and private insurance plans for low-income patients, McNeese said.

Officials also will discuss Medicaid eligibility and the enrollment process.

For more information, call Kathy Foster, a UNMH community relations specialist, at 272-4388.

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