Information for Providers

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May 7 Health Alert Network: Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines for Dental Care Settings

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, April 30 announced a Public Health Order to protect New Mexico’s supply of the personal protective equipment healthcare workers need to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NMDOH issued a Health Alert Network including guidelines developed jointly by the NM Medical Advisory Team (MAT) and the NM Dental Association. The NMDOH requires dental facilities to submit an attestation affirming they will comply with the guidelines outlined by the MAT and NMDA. Additionally, a PPE burn rate calculator is included as a resource for providers.

Download the 5/7 Attestation Form here.

Click here to submit your attestation

Click here to Read the Public Health Order. | Click here for the Phase 1: Reopening Guidelines: Dental Care Settings. | Click here to access a PPE Burn Rate Calculator for Dental Providers.

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April 30 Public Health Order Compliance for Certain Health Care Facilities

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, April 30 announced a Public Health Order to protect New Mexico’s supply of the personal protective equipment healthcare workers need to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Order modifies temporary restrictions on non-essential health care services, procedures, and surgeries. Facilities (specifically freestanding hospitals and surgical centers) are required to submit an attestation affirming they will comply with the guidelines outlined in the Order. The order does not permit the resumption of non-essential health care services, procedures, and surgeries in San Juan, McKinley, and Cibola counties.

Download the 4/30 Public Health Order Attestation Form here.

Click here to submit your attestation

Click here to Read the Public Health Order. | Click here to read the NM Medical Advisory Team guidelines, “Reopening Guidelines: Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (version 3).”

Finally, neither individual practitioners nor medical offices are required to submit an attestation. For guidance and further information on the resumption of non-essential (but medically necessary) services in medical offices please see these guidelines from the Medical Advisory Team.

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March 25 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

NMDOH Template Policy and Statement of Compliance (.pdf) |  NMDOH Template Policy and Statement of Compliance (.doc)

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

NMDOH COVID-19 Provider Portal

New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has developed a COVID-19 Provider Portal that allows providers to list their screening locations, report on shortages of PPE and daily screenings. To request access to the portal please complete the form below.

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.

Medical Advisory Team (MAT)

Following Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency in NM, the DOH launched the Medical Advisory Team (MAT), which is building a statewide delivery system to effectively manage the surge in COVID-19 cases and resources and assets as they become scarce. Click here to learn more about the MAT’s work.

What you need to know:

If you are experiencing a shortage of PPE, please contact your County Emergency Manager for assistance.

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.

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