The New Mexico Department of Health announced Friday that it will reduce the hours of operation and services provided at the Los Alamos Public Health Office.
The office will now only be open Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Monday, according to a press releases issued at 5 p.m.
The clinic, located at 1183 Diamond Drive, Suite D, will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays (closed from noon-1 p.m.), and will be closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Services provided at this clinic will include Children’s Medical Services (children and youth with special health care needs), and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program.
Services will be provided by appointment only.
Health department spokesman David Morgan said the department is still determining what they are going to do about replacing the nurse at the health clinic. The clinic’s nurse resigned October.
Since that time, the county has sought answers from the state about the reduced hours, which were Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and the replacement of a nurse.
All other public health services are available at the Rio Arriba County Public Health Office located at 2010 Industrial Park Rd in Española. Appointments are also required at the Rio Arriba office.