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 pangell@slhcc.info or call Pamela at (575) 556-9681 Extension 112.

See you at the fair!! 


 Health Fair