Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) is the successor to the United Presbyterian Church's Medical Mission work in the Southwest which began in 1901. In 1969, a New Mexico based 501C (3) nonprofit corporation was formed to ensure continuation of the mission to provide health care services to the underserved communities throughout the Southwest.
Throughout our history, PMS has worked collaboratively with communities, local providers, hospitals, local, state, and federal government to develop programs and services which meet the needs of the people living in these communities. PMS only expands to communities that invite our involvement.
The diversity of services includes primary care, dental, behavioral health, children's services, home care, hospice, and senior programs. These programs are delivered by PMS as a result of the organization's ability to respond to the unmet needs of those living throughout New Mexico.
Presbyterian Medical Services provides services to residents at 78 program sites in 43 community locations throughout New Mexico. The counties served are Bernalillo, Catron, Chavez, Cibola, Eddy, Lea, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Juan, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia.
Many of the individuals served by PMS live at or below the federal poverty level and commute long distances under adverse conditions to access health care. Communities served by PMS are Often located in remote, rural areas with geographical barriers which dramatically impact access to services.
In 2012, the per capita income in New Mexico was $35,079, 18% lower than the national average, ranking the state 43rd in the nation. In the same year, approximately 31% of PMS clinic consumers were uninsured.
In 2012, PMS provided 305,173 medical, dental and behavioral health visits to 60,246 New Mexicans in need, and served 1,768 children in Head Start programs.
PMS employs approximately 1,100 employees throughout New Mexico.
Presbyterian Medical Services is not affiliated with Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Presbyterian Hospitals or Presbyterian Health Plan.
PMS is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).