Suburban Extended Stay Albuquerque

UNM Hospitals

About Us

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the largest academic health complex in the state. Located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the HSC combines its four missions areas - education, research, patient care and community outreach - to provide New Mexicans with the highest level of health care.

The UNMHSC was created in 1994 when the UNM Board of Regents united the health-related academic and clinical components of the university:

  • UNM Hospitals
  • UNM College of Nursing
  • UNM School of Medicine
  • UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center
  • UNM College of Pharmacy
  • UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

Patient Financial Services

University of New Mexico Hospitals wants to make it as easy as possible for you to manage the costs of your services. The information presented here will help you better understand the billing process and prepare you in advance for your visit. By discussing expenses in advance with your doctor, your insurer, and the hospital, you will be better able to manage your medical bills.

Medical costs are often unexpected and not all costs are covered by insurance or Medicare. Please note that we offer various financial assistance programs as well as the opportunity to set up monthly payment arrangements to help make your payments more manageable.

Welcome to UNM Hospitals

UNMH recognized:

  • for being New Mexico's only Academic Medical Center
  • for being the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center
  • for it's Children's Hospital, the provider of 13 pediatric subspecialites, offering the highest level of intensive care for children and premature infants in the State.
  • University Health System Consortium (UHC) awards UNM Hospitals 4 of 5 stars on UHC 2011 scorecare! The UHC is an alliance of 115 academic medical centers (AMC) and 257 of their affiliated hospitals, representing nearly 90% of the nation's non-profit AMC's.
  • Recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for achieving the highest levels of quality of care.
  • Certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • for being first in New Mexico to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home designation!
  • for being a Pathway to Excellence ® Hospital - the only one in the state!
  • by the Department of Health as Best Hospital in Region for Vaccinating Newborns.
  • for being one of the Most Wired Hospitals Nationally for 9th Year!
  • by American College of Nurse-Midwives, Benchmarking as the Certified Nurse Midwife group practice with the lowest episiotomy rates and one of the top practices nationally for: highest total vaginal birth rate; highest spontaneous vaginal birth rate; lowest primary cesarean section rate; highest rate of 6 week post partum visit attendance; highest breast-feeding continuation rate; and lowest total cesarean section rate.

Patient Guide

This guide was created to help you navigate your way through UNM Hospitals with ease and satisfaction. If you have any questions or comments regarding any of UNM Hospitals, you may contact the Patient Assistance Coordinator. This person helps patients and families who have questions about the care or service they have received.

  • Phone: (505)272-2121
  • E-mail: Patient Assistance Coordinator
  • Physical Location: The office is on the first floor of UNM hospital. Please ask your nurse or doctor how to get there. You can also ask the staff to call the number for you.
  • If you need to talk to the PAC when the office is closed, please ask the staff to call the Administrative Supervisor on duty.

Billing Questions

For questions about a bill from a UNMHSC Doctor, please contact UNM Medical Group at (505)272-2521

For questions about a bill from any of the following facilities please contact Patient Financial Services at (505)272-2521

  • UNM Cancer Center
  • UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital
  • UNM Children's Hospital
  • UNM Children's Psychiatric Center
  • UNM Hospital
  • UNM Psychiatric Center
  • Contact Information

    UNM Hospital
    2211 Lomas Blvd NE,
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87106
    Information: (505)272-2111

    UNM Children's Hospital
    2211 Lomas Blvd NE,
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87106
    Information: (505)272-5437 (kids)

    UNM Children's Psychiatric Center
    1001 Yale Blvd. NE,
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87106
    Information: (505)272-2890

    UNM Psychiatric Center
    2600 Marble NE,
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87106
    Information: (505)272-2800

    UNM Cancer Center
    1201 Camino De Salud NE,
    (Bldg. adjacent to OSIS / across from UH Pharmacy).
    Albuquerque, NM 87106 - 0001

    UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital
    2211 Lomas Blvd NE, - Inpatient
    1127 University Blvd NE, - Outpatient
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87106
    Inpatient Information: (505)272-5355
    Outpatient Information: (505)272-5200

    Indian Health Service

    Albuquerque Service Unit

    Contact Information
    Albuquerque Service Unit
    801 Vassar Drive, N.E.
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87106
    Phone: 505 248 4000 (for info)
    FAX: 505 248 4088

    The Albuquerque Service Unit consists of the Albuquerque Indian hospital (28 beds) and attached ambulatory care center, health care centers at Isleta, Jemez, and Alamo communities and field health clinics in Zia, Santa Ana, and Sandia and at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. The Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation has assumed full control of all operations of the Alamo Navajo Health Center under Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act.

    The Albuquerque Hospital provide general inpatient care, with intensive care, surgery, and obstetric services contracted to the adjoining University of New Mexico Hospital and several private hospitals. Albuquerque has long been a center for education and employment for southwest Native Americans, which has contributed to the diversity of its Tribal representation. The Albuquerque ambulatory care center is an IHS-wide model for management in outpatient care, with 97,000 visits per year. All support services are available at the center, with separate units organized for urgent care and appointment patients.

    40% of all out-patient visits occur outside of Albuquerque, where the health care teams take a site-specific community-oriented approach to address major public health problems. These programs emphasize comprehensive continuing care, health promotion, and disease prevention

    Health Care Team

    Clinical Psychologists
    Dental Hygienists
    Health Educators
    Laboratory Technologists
    Mental Health Technicians
    Medical Imaging Technologists
    Medical Officers
    Medical Records Staff
    Physician's Assistants
    Public Health Nurses
    Social Workers


    Santa Ana

    Within the Albuquerque Service unit there are currently 32,000 registered users from 202 different tribes, in which the Navajo, including the Area's Alamo Chapter, represent the largest tribal group. The second largest group is comprised of the populations of the five Pueblos incorporated into the Albuquerque Area Service Unit: Sandia, Santa Ana, Zia, Jemez, and Isleta. The Pueblo Tribes first moved into this area of the Southwest in the early 1100s, settling into scattered villages along streams and rivers. These ancestors of the present tribes began moving into compact pueblos, usually of one to two stories, two centuries later. Each has always been a complete entity, a self-contained community. The Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation descends from the originally nomadic Apache de Navajo. Whereas the Pueblo tribes have always organized around the concept of the community, to the Navajo people the individual is primary. Curing ceremonials are an important part of the traditions of both groups. The Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation has assumed full control of all operations of the Alamo Navajo Health Center under Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act.

    Geographically, the Sandia Pueblo is at the base of the Sandias just outside of Albuquerque. Traveling northwest, Santa Ana is 8 miles from Bernalillo, close to Coronado State Monument and Zia is 8 miles north of that on the Jemez River. Jemez, one of the largest pueblos, is at the mouth of the canyon formed by that river. Isleta Pueblo is south of Albuquerque with rich lands fed by the Bosque River and slopes east to the Manzano Mountains. Further south, the Alamo Navajo reservation ranges from the northern plains through mesa and valley terrain to the forested Gallina Mountains.

    Albuquerque is a friendly, sprawling southwestern city of almost a half million people, where the very old and the very new co-exist quite comfortably. All major land and air routes intersect there and a number of national business concerns reside in Albuquerque, yet it has avoided a large city feeling and many urban problems while still supporting growth.

    Many of the industries represented are high-technology oriented; Sandia National Lab and Kirtland Air Force Base are major employers. At the other extreme, Old Town has been standing since 1706, its central plaza built to the plan of early Spanish towns.

    It's now a center for unique and picturesque restaurants and shops, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. intersected by the Rio Grande and bordered by the majestic Sandia and Manzano Mountain ranges, Albuquerque sits on a desert plateau with an average elevation of 5000' and generous water table.