COVID-19 Response

The Santa Fe Recovery Center is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a number of actions.

We want to reassure everyone that we are still admitting and serving our clients, and want people in need to continue to reach out to us.

Intake team contact information:
Main telephone – (505) 471 4985
Intake Cell – (505) 490-1476

Referrals contact Jeffery Romero, Case Manager:
[email protected]

Our Response to Coronavirus

Please know we are doing everything we can to keep everyone healthy while continuing to provide services to our clients. In order to keep our staff, clients and their families safe, we have implemented the following protocols.

September 2020 Update:  During September National Recovery Month, Santa Fe Recovery Center’s Board of Directors acknowledges the Center’s safe and successful operation during COVID-19. CEO, Sylvia Barela, and Medical Director, Dr. Augustina Garzon, rapidly implemented safety and testing measures enabling uninterrupted residential and outpatient operations. In the Center’s single COVID case, the Center isolated and tested everyone exposed, preventing virus spread—there are no cases today. The Center continued its expansion and improvement during COVID, reconfiguring to provide separate programs for men, women, and women with children, increasing capacity to 151 beds, and gaining approval to bill Medicaid for residential treatment. It will implement medically-monitored detox in January. With State and County support, the Center will build another residential treatment facility next year. The board thanks the Center’s staff for all that they’ve done to meet the increasing need for addiction treatment in our community.

Intake information

Previously SFRC had restricted admissions to clients living in Santa Fe County. With the increase availability of testing, SFRC is pleased to be able to open admission to clients from other NM counties. For those clients who reside in Bernalillo, San Juan, Dona Ana, Sandoval and/or McKinley counties, the hospital is also running COVID-19 testing and we are requiring clients to be tested before coming into our Jaguar building for an assessment.

SFRC’s hours for screenings and assessments have been adjusted to 9.00 am to 1.00 pm Monday through Friday for outpatient and residential levels of care. The Administration and Outpatient building on Jaguar Drive is open for clients and individuals for intake only. Family and friends may not accompany them into the building at this time. Before entry to the building, everyone—staff, existing clients and potential clients—are being screened for COVID symptoms.

For more information, please call our main number 505-471-4985, between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Please note: If you have flu-like symptoms or suspect you might be infected please call the New Mexico Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline directly at 855-600-3453 for further instructions.

Screening

Individuals seeking admission to SFRC continue to be closely screened to assess risk of the Coronavirus. If an individual is identified as being high risk, he/she will be instructed to call the Coronavirus Hotline for more information prior to being considered for admission.

Screening protocols, managed by SFRC’s medical director, are in place to keep everyone safe. A tent has been set up in the parking lot where individuals seeking admission to SFRC will be screened for COVID-19 before entering the building. Once they enter the building they are screened for admission to SFRC programs.

Family members are asked to remain in their cars throughout these screening processes.

Keeping the environment safe

Safety precautions have been implemented in all SFRC facilities. Staff and clients must wash their hands upon entering the building and surfaces in public areas are sanitized at regular intervals.

Residential and Outpatient services

Both the Men’s Residential Treatment and Women and Children’s Residential Treatment programs are still operating with in-person groups and counseling.

  • Beginning March 23, all Outpatient services, including individual counseling and group sessions, will be provided via Telehealth, videoconferencing, or telephone.
  • Residential/Inpatient Groups will still be conducted in person.
  • Clients should call our main number or reach out to their core counselor for more information.
  • Sunday visitation for our Residential clients will be discontinued until further notice.
  • 12-step meetings are suspended until further notice.

Updates

We continue to monitor the situation and will make changes to our procedures to remain responsive to the outbreak. Please check our Facebook page and this website for updates.

Thank you for working with us during this challenging time. Your continued support through this difficult situation is greatly appreciated.

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CARF Accredited Gold SealOur CARF (Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited treatment programs blend the traditional 12-step philosophy with current state of the art, empirically based treatment practices. Clients experience how the stigma of addiction and mental illness can be overcome through compassionate and cooperative care provided by our community and staff.

*SFRC uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and the Bio-Psychosocial Model for assessments and programmatic development.

* ASAM criteria consider several different dimensions in the client’s life from substance use, mental health conditions, medical conditions, and access to a safe stable living environment. The Bio-Psychosocial Model is a broad view that attributes disease outcome to the intricate, variable interaction of biological factors, psychological factors, and social factors.

*SFRC uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and the Bio-Psychosocial Model for assessments and programmatic development.

* ASAM criteria consider several different dimensions in the client’s life from substance use, mental health conditions, medical conditions, and access to a safe stable living environment. The Bio-Psychosocial Model is a broad view that attributes disease outcome to the intricate, variable interaction of biological factors, psychological factors, and social factors.

Santa Fe Recovery Center services are provided without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religious belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or inability to pay. Sliding fee discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.

Los servicios de Santa Fe Recovery Center se brindan sin discriminación por motivos de raza, color, sexo, edad, nacionalidad, discapacidad, creencias religiosas, identidad de género, orientación sexual, afiliación política o incapacidad de pago. Descuentos para los servicios esenciales son ofrecidos dependiendo de tamaño de la familia y de los ingresos.

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