Most RequestedPrograms

The New Mexico Department of Health works in many ways to promote, preserve and protect your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you.

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Birth & Death Certificates

Our Vital Records office collects, processes, corrects and issues copies of birth and death certificates.

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Medical Cannabis Program

Ensures patients have safe access to medicine for a number of qualifying health conditions, and licenses non-profit producers and dispensaries in the state.

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and our Public Health Division.

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Immunization Program

Request copies for shot records as well as child and adult immunization information.

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Health Facility Licensing & Certification

Our Division of Health Improvement licenses health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

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Developmental Disabilities

Our Developmental Disabilities Support Division provides service and support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Stay in the KnowLatest News


Department of Health and Community Leaders Urge Residents to Vaccinate Against Flu
New Mexico Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel and Deputy Secretary Dr. Abinash Achrekar will be available to speak to media about the importance of getting annual flu vaccinations as well as getting vaccinated themselves at the Northwest Valley Public Health Office.


Department of Health Reports Human Plague Case in Torrance County
The New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Scientific Laboratory Division has confirmed a case of plague in a 72-year-old man from Torrance County, the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year.

What's Happening at DOHFeatured Events


Flu (Influenza)
Hobbs Public Health Office
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Hobbs Public Health Office will host a flu shot clinic every Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am-9:00 am. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone six months o...


Flu (Influenza)
Lovington Public Health Office
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Lovington Public Health Office will host a flu shot clinic every Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 9:00am. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone six mon...

Message from the Cabinet SecretaryKathyleen M. Kunkel

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has a strong and enduring commitment to creating conditions which enable the people of New Mexico to thrive. We are committed to improving health status, and to ensuring the availability of and equitable access to high quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.

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Why the Federal “Public Charge Rule” will Increase Healthcare Costs and Public Health Risk in New Mexico
A new federal rule is scheduled to go into effect October 15, that will reduce access to needed healthcare services, increase healthcare costs, and may precipitate public health risks like infectious...


ALERT: 5 Important Ways to Prevent West Nile and Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
West Nile Virus has been reported in New Mexico, and a woman in Doña Ana County was recently hospitalized for the disease. Cases of West Nile Virus in New Mexico have occurred every year since 2003....