Special Health Care Needs
The Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Program
The Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Program in the Public Health Division of the New Mexico Department of Health provides care coordination services to children and youth with special healthcare needs across the State. CMS assures that all newborns receive their newborn screen after birth to identify congenital conditions which can be life-threatening and could also lead to developmental delays. CMS which consists of licensed social workers, nutritionists, nurses, and administrative staff have been reaching out to families telephonically to address any unmet medical needs such as durable medical equipment and medications.