Free Dental & Medical Services to be Provided by New Mexico Mission of Mercy

April 29, 2019 Carlos Arreola

The New Mexico Mission of Mercy in Las Cruces will be providing free dental and medical services. The dates for the event are Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Please read all the down for details.

Note: Immunizations are NOT available during this event.

Location:Las Cruces Convention Center 680 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001  

Parking: Free Parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center


The clinic doors open at 5:15 a.m.
Patients may begin lining up after 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 5/2/19. Treatment will be provided for 12 hours, but the doors will close when clinic capacity is reached.
No appointments will be taken or are necessary.
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
The number of patients seen will be limited by clinic capacity.
There is a possibility that not everyone in line will receive treatment – Come early!

Services Provided: Basic medical and dental services will be provided.  Dental volunteers will provide fillings, extractions, and cleanings.  Limited lab work (for example, temporary partials) and limited root canal therapy will be offered if volunteers are available to provide the services. All patients will receive preventive dental education and instructions on how to properly maintain their oral health. Medical volunteers will provide consultation, referrals, education, and some urgent care treatments. NM MOM providers cannot treat dental patients with some specific medically compromising conditions, such as extremely high blood pressure. All potential NM MOM patients will receive a medical screening before any treatment is performed. Due to the volume of expected patients and time constraints, dentists and medical professionals will not be able to address every problem a patient may have.  A provider will perform triage to determine which procedure(s) would most benefit each patient.NO ONE should wait until NM MOM to seek critical dental or medical attention, as this could lead to serious health consequences.

Requirements for Treatment: NN MOM is open to anyone willing to wait in line to receive treatment, no questions asked, for as long as resources are available. There is no sign up for patients as the clinic is first-come, first-served. Come early! 

No ID’s or paperwork is required, and any demographic information collected will only be used in aggregate so that we have statistics about our patient population. Patients will be required to complete and sign a waiver.
What to bring:The line to enter the clinic will be outside so dressed appropriately for weather conditions.

Food and drinks will not be provided.
You will wait your turn to enter the clinic, and then wait to see a dental/medical provider so bring reading, electronic devices, crossword puzzles, or other items to fill your time.
You will only be allowed to bring one small personal item (purse or backpack) into the clinic.
Childcare: Free childcare will be provided for all patients receiving care. Drinks and snacks will be provided for the children. More information is available at this link: http://www.nmdentalfoundation.org/patient_information.aspx

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