Alternative Wellness Fair!

Ever wondered about Reiki? Acupuncture? or Mindfulness Meditation?  Now is your chance to learn more about these alternative health therapies without spending any money.

Join us on Thursday, June 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our Alternative Wellness Fair!!

The fair will also feature yoga, massage, and much more. We’re teaming up with various alternative therapy and wellness providers who will offer their specialties at no cost.  Support your own health and wellness by taking a bit of time on your lunch hour OR spend a few hours!!

The Fair will be held in the St. Luke’s Annex, which is to the left of El Caldito Soup Kitchen on the Community of Hope campus. The clinic itself is on the right side of the soup kitchen.

(St. Luke’s is located at 999 W. Amador in Las Cruces.)

See you there!! 




Run With Your Doc 2017!

Want to do something fun and healthy Saturday morning, February 25th?  Join us for our third annual Run With Your Doc (RWYD) fundraiser at Dona Ana Community College – East Mesa Campus. Over 800 runners and walkers came out last year for a 10K, 5K or 1 mile and we are expecting even more this year! All proceeds go to St. Luke’s and we use every penny to help our patients and their families or loved ones live healthier lives.  So, come on – get your exercise early in the day and make your doctor proud!

Here’s the scoop:

Where: DACC – East Mesa Campus, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces

When: 1 mile run starts at 8:00 a.m., 5K and 10K runs start at 8:30 a.m.

Who: Everyone!

How much: Register before February 23rd – 1 mile = $20; 5K and 10K = $30;

February 24th and the day of the race = $35 for all races

Check out our awesome 2016 team below!

See you there!


Flu season is coming! 

Did you know being vaccinated before flu activity begins helps protect you once flu season starts? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it takes about two weeks after a vaccination for the body’s immunity response to respond fully, protecting you from getting the flu.

Flu viruses are worse during the fall and winter months often gaining momentum in October and November. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and March but can last as late as May.

We are here to help you avoid the flu this year. We are offering FREE flu shots on two dates:

Tuesday, September 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Wednesday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm

 Walgreens staff members from the El Paseo store are giving flu shots to help protect you from the influenza this season.

Do not miss these opportunities to stay healthy!

*The annex is located on the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope campus, to the left of El Caldito Soup Kitchen.

 **If you have insurance, please bring your card.



Kids Clinic Coming to St. Luke’s!

For the first time in our 26-year history, we are seeing children under the age of 18!!


Beginning September 7, we will stay open every Wednesday until 6 pm. Dorothy Portillo, St. Luke’s Family Nurse Practitioner, will deliver friendly, top-notch health care services to anyone who comes to the clinic, but we are especially holding space open for children Wednesday afternoon and evening.


Results of a survey at area agencies determined that families with children would appreciate afternoon and evening hours so their children can access services after school. Depending on need, we may expand our hours even later.


Our other bilingual staff will join Dorothy to help see patients and sign them up for Medicaid if they are eligible.


Visit us on September 7!

Get a healthy snack and something to drink!

Thanks to the Children’s Reading Foundation, kids get a free book!

Dorothy Portillo, FNP

Come by and meet Dorothy!

We’re having a health fair!

Bring the whole family and come to our health fair!  Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

We’ll be at St. Luke’s Annex, next to El Caldito Soup Kitchen, on 999 W. Amador Ave., in Las Cruces.

Come learn fun ways to stay healthy!  Ever planted a container garden? Tried a zumba class? Had a dental health screening? Ready to learn about nutrition, healthy eating and diabetes care?

Face painting for the kids plus games and prizes! Enter a raffle to win them a bicycle and helmet!

Vendors will be available for one-on-one discussions from New Mexico Legal Aid, the ACLU, various health insurance companies, Medicaid, Safelink Wireless and many more. Plan to drop by their booths to get the latest information.

Also, check out our free healthy refreshments. The whole family will find something they like.

For more information contact Colleen at (575) 556-9681 Extension 115.

Media inquiries should contact or call Pamela at (575) 556-9681 Extension 112.

See you at the fair!! 


 Health Fair

Prescription Take Back Day

Remember our post from June 1 about disposing of your medicines properly?

The U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring “Prescription Take Back Day” on September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are eight locations around Las Cruces that are participating in the program. Click on the flyer below to find a location that works for you.

Rx Take Back Flyer

St. Luke’s in the news!

Hey, did you see the front page article in today’s Las Cruces Sun-News about us? That’s our executive director, Pamela Angell, hard at work in the picture.

Click here to check out the article!

We also just posted two more position openings – one for a behavior health clinical supervisor and one for a pharmacist. Check out our Careers page for the job descriptions.



St. Luke’s Health Care Center is hiring!

Committed to making a difference? Self-motivated? Hardworking? We want someone like you to join our team!

This is an exciting time to join St. Luke’s dedicated staff and volunteers. Along with funding to renovate our clinic, mentioned in the June 20th blog, we were recently awarded two federal grants. Both grants allow us to hire several new staff members.

Our new grants along with the renovation are “game changers” for homeless and indigent health care in our community. After years of depending on dedicated and committed volunteers and a very small staff, we are now able to devote funds to hiring people to help with the workload.

We will be hiring in stages. This is the first stage and we are hiring a Physician/Medical Director, a Finance Director, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, and an Administrative Assistant. It is easy to apply; just download the job application and position description; complete the application and email or mail as instructed on the application form.

The positions are open until filled.

 So check out our Careers page on this website!  

Picking a darn good team



St. Luke’s is renovating!

Wednesday was an exciting day for us! Governor Susana Martinez signed the state’s Capital Outlay bill at St. Luke’s, the first ever such event for the clinic. The bill authorized $505,000 to St. Luke’s for renovating our 7,000 sq. ft. annex. (It also awarded $295 million for other projects throughout the state.) The funding is the final amount we need to begin renovations on the annex.

We have been working toward this goal since 2012 and have raised $1.1 million dollars. The renovation gives us more than three times the space we have operated in for the past 25 years, which we outgrew long ago. Besides the accumulation of capital outlay funds every year, the City of Las Cruces has also chipped in $130,000 from their CDBG program.

It takes a village to support such a significant undertaking like ours. We are truly grateful to everyone who believes in and supports our mission – to improve the health and well-being of homeless and indigent individuals and family members in Doña Ana County.

Governor Susana Martinez
Governor Martinez, Board Members and Staff

We want to give a special shout out, though, to those supporters whose help we needed to get here. In addition to the governor, thanks to state legislators – Senators Mary Kay Papen, Joseph Cervantes, William Soules and former Senator Mary Jane Garcia; Representatives Bill McCamley, Jeff Steinborn, Doreen Gallegos, Terry McMillan, John Zimmerman, Andy Nuñez, Bealquin Bill Gomez, Mary Helen Garcia, Antonio Lujan, and the late Philip Archuleta.

The City of Las Cruces council, mayor, and staff are invaluable supporters. Their funds are modernizing the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in the annex, greatly needed when hot summer days reach into the 100s.

Thanks to Ted Shelton and ASA Architects our architectural plan and design is ready to go!

Please keep checking our blog. We will have periodic updates, as the dust clears, about our rebuilding efforts with details of new medical rooms and services!

Funding for renovating St. Luke's
Signing the capital outlay bill