Information for Clinicians

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Public Health Order Compliance for Certain Health Care Providers

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday, March 25 announced two public health orders that will protect New Mexico’s supply of the personal protective equipment health care workers need to stay safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

One order prohibits non-essential health services, defined as services that can be delayed for three months without undue risk to the patient’s health. Eliminating non-essential medical procedures will slow the use of personal protective gear. Providers and facilities that are effected are required to submit a policy addressing how they will comply with the order.

Click here to submit your policy   |   Click Here to Read the Public Health Order

The second order prohibits health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers from selling or otherwise distributing personal protective equipment without prior approval from the New Mexico Department of Health. Health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers must provide the Health Department with an inventory of their personal protective gear within three days.  

Click here to Read the Public Health Order | Email Section.DOC-Planning@state.nm.us to submit the 1) amounts and 2) types of PPE you have on hand

What you need to know:

NMDOH Testing Criteria

 Specimen Collection, Handling, and Testing

Management of Patients with Confirmed COVID-19

 Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential COVID-19 Exposure

Infection Control

Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 Healthcare Facilities

Home Care

 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

If you suspect COVID-19 in a patient, immediately notify infection control personnel at your facility and contact the New Mexico Department of Health at 1-855-600-3453.

If you are experiencing a shortage of PPE, email the New Mexico Department of Health Emergency Operations Center at Section.DOC-Logistics@state.nm.us. If you have questions, you can call 505-476-8284 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

If you are a healthcare provider experiencing symptoms of fever and cough or shortness of breath, please isolate yourself, notify your employer, and contact your own healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing and follow-up care.

Public Health Screening and COVID-19 Testing Sites

Providers across New Mexico offer safe screening and testing for COVID-19. Click Here to find a testing location.

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