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West Side Community Health Fair

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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APS Medicaid Enrollment and The City of Albuquerque present a health fair for the west side community which features on-site Medicaid/SNAP enrollment, free tablets for those already on Medicaid, Covid vaccines & health screenings, snacks and food trucks, raffles, plus tons of health-related vendors. This event is open to the public. No registration required.

Do you need support for you or your APS student? Need to see if you qualify for reduced-cost or free healthcare, food stamps, or need extra support? Need help paying your mortage? 

This free community event will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at West Mesa Community Center (south of John Adams Middle School), located at 5500 Glenrio Rd NW 87105. This fair features support for those in need, including on-site Medicaid and SNAP enrollment, health education, prizes, free snacks and more!

Free Covid & Hepatitis C screenings, free tablets available to those already on Medicaid (one per household; the activation fee is now waived for APS health fair attendees!) This event is open to anyone, and APS Medicaid & our local health partners are excited to host this very special health fair and community event! We will also have resources for Be Well NM (federal insurance marketplace) as well as other support and activities for families and kids!

Event Details

  • On-site Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), LIHEAP (energy assistance) and TANF (cash assistance) enrollment (bilingual staff also available).
  • BeWellNM representatives can provide information on financial assistance and education for affordable health insurance options.
  • Free wifi-connected tablets on-site for those who are already on Medicaid (one per household; $11 activation fee is now waived at APS Medicaid events only!)
  • Covid & Hepatitis C screening (see below for more info)
  • Haircut vouchers & free Lice Kits
  • Eye exams by Lions Club
  • Casa Forteleza & Enlace La Comunitario
  • Velocity Clinical Research
  • NM Immigrant Law Center & NM Dream Team 
  • Assistance with utilities & mortgage (please bring a copy of your lease and bank contract or utility bill/s)
  • Health resources and information
  • CNM Scholarships & careers
  • Raffles by La Mexicana
  • STEM Challenges & Games
  • Food Trucks & Snacks
  • And much, much more!

Covid & Flu Shot Clinic Information:

Truman UNM Medical Services will be participating in this event administering COVID-19 Phizer vaccines, HIV screenings and Heptatis C screenings.

No insurance or ID required. No need to register.

Who Will Attend to Answer Questions and Provide Support?

  • Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Western Sky Community Care
  • Local healthcare providers and organizations
  • A Medicaid specialist will also be available to help those with questions regarding Medicare options.
  • Medicare specialists will be on hand to assist
  • A variety of local mental health organizations, such as Centro Savila, will be on hand to make appointments or answer questions.
  • The City of Albuquerque and Bernaillo County will be on hand to assist.
  • Albuquerque Police, Fire Department & Community Safety
  • La Mexicana 106.3 radio station & Telemundo

What to Bring for On-Site Medicaid Enrollment

To expedite on-site Medicaid enrollment, please bring:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Immigration status or tribal enrollment
  • A photo ID
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of all household income, including benefits (for past month)
  • Current insurance information and/or recent unpaid medical bills
  • If you enroll in LiHeap (energy assistance), we may need a copy of your most recent gas/utility bill.

Non-citizens may be eligible for Medicaid, as well. For recertification, only new proof of income along with a picture ID is required. We may not need all of the above documents to enroll, but we highly encourage clients to bring them as their case may be expedited if all documents are provided at the time of enrollment.

“Because health-related issues can be barriers to learning, APS is working on ways for students and families to be healthier,” said Brian Bolding, Medicaid enrollment coordinator in the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division. “We at APS believe that a healthier student is a more successful student.”

For More Information, Contact

  • For assistance in English or Spanish, please contact: West Mesa Community Center at (505) 836-3487


Contact Information



West Side Community Center
Main Building
5500 Glenrio Rd NW 87105