Indigent Health Care

855 Van Patten
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Hours: Monday-Friday  8am-5pm

Larita Engle
Indigent Clerk

Indigent Health Care

The Indigent Health Care Office assists the indigent residents of Sierra County in obtaining health care. To further this goal, the County has adopted an ordinance which recognizes the County’s responsibility to assist indigents in paying for health care.

Individuals are eligible for IHC assistance if:

  • 1. they qualify as medically indigent 
  • 2. they have been residents of Sierra County for at least ninety (90) days

Individuals are not eligible for assistance if:

  • 1. they are eligible for medical assistance from New Mexico Human Services Department as specified in Section 27-5-3 NMSA 1973
  • 2. they do not qualify as medically indigent
  • 3. they do not meet the residency requirements
  • 4. they are under the age of 18, unless they are married or emancipated

Prescription discount cards may be picked up in the Indigent Health Care / County Manager's office free of charge. Please visit for more information.


Current Employment Opportunities

Sierra County is an equal opportunity employer.



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