Student Health

Student Health Insurance Information

Regional Health Services for Students

 Crisis Lines

  • NEW! Toll Free Statewide New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL):
    1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474)

For emergency psychiatric help, call:
National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
Local PMS Crisis Line: 505-820-6333

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Training: For Faculty, Staff, and Students
"Question, Persuade, and Refer" (QPR) Training


Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860

Student Support Groups

  • February: National Black History Month
  • March: National Women’s History Month  + “Title IX Month”
  • April : Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month
  • May: National Mental Health Month
  • June: Pride Month
  • September: IndoHispano History Month
  • October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • November: National Native American Heritage Month

Behavioral Health Services @Northern

If anyone is struggling with stress related to academics, family, relationships, life phase transitions, parenting, past or current trauma, depression/anxiety and substance use, there is someone who can help you.

Susan Nelsen, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LISW) and has been with El Centro Family Health for the past eight years, providing Behavioral Health (BH) Services at the two School Based Health Centers in Carlos Vigil Middle School and Española Valley High School.

How to schedule Behavioral Health (BH) counseling with Susan:

  • Contact Frank Orona for a referral / 505.747.2269,, OR
  • Call El Centro's main clinic at 505.752.7395 to schedule an appointment
    • Important: please tell the El Centro receptionist you are a Northern student and want to schedule an appointment with Susan Nelsen.
    • Susan's hours are 8am to 4pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Rio Arriba Health Commons, located at the top of Industrial Road, above Carlos Vigil Middle School.
    • You can also reach Susan at 505.927.5565.
  • Medicaid and Individual Insurance accepted. Co-pays will be minimal or none.
  • Self-pay (uninsured): Service ranges from $3 to $12 based on annual income.
  • No one seeking Behavioral Health services is turned away due to lack of insurance.
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