UNM Inaugurates Truman Health Services Clinic in Roswell

New UNM Truman Health Services Clinic Brings much-Needed HIV and STI Care to Roswell: Bridging Gaps in Healthcare Access

UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic has recently opened in Roswell, bringing much-needed healthcare services to the community. The clinic provides primary care, as well as testing and prevention for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. In southeastern New Mexico, HIV rates have increased by 52% in the last 16 years, highlighting the urgent need for accessible healthcare services.

Dr. Michelle Iandioro, medical director for UNM Truman Health Services, emphasizes the importance of access to health care and resources for prevention and treatment, especially in areas with limited resources. Prior to the opening of the new clinic, Roswell relied on a mobile unit that provided HIV treatment once a month. This made it difficult for people to receive the help they needed without having to travel long distances.

The goal of UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic is to provide care to all New Mexicans, regardless of their location. Dr. Gary Mlady, interim CEO & president of the UNM medical group stresses this importance, noting that providing care closer to home is crucial in improving accessibility and reducing barriers to healthcare. With the addition of the clinic and telehealth center, UNM is expanding its reach and ability to provide necessary care throughout Roswell. This development is seen as a step in the right direction in addressing the healthcare needs of the community.

In conclusion, UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic is a welcome addition to Roswell’s healthcare landscape. The clinic offers essential services for people across southeastern New Mexico and aims to bridge gaps in accessibility and reduce barriers to healthcare. As disparities in STI and HIV rates persist in New Mexico, it is imperative that we continue working towards expanding access to comprehensive healthcare services throughout our state.

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