Little by little, things are getting better every day. Spring has sprung. The weather is warming up. Best of all, there’s hope. Here in New Mexico, people are getting vaccinated left and right. In our state, we’re definitely kicking COVID’s butt! However, this is not the time to start being careless. Don’t disregard precautions. The last thing we want is to go into lockdown all over again. Stay safe, mask up, wash your hands, physically distance yourself from others, and get your vaccine.
Ketamine injections can help with a variety of conditions but it is most known for treating TRD (Treatment-Resistant Depression). Like TMS, Ketamine treatment is an alternative to pharmaceutical medications. Ketamine works by regulating the communication of your brain cells, improving depressive symptoms. It also appears to cause the formation of new brain pathways. Other than severe Depression, Ketamine is good for treating Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, PTSD, suicidal feelings, substance abuse, and other conditions.
What’s New at Sage?
Did you know that Sage is not only dropping emails into your inbox, but we’re actually all over the internet? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Each week we do features such as Wellness Wednesdays where our providers talk about staying well physically and mentally. Our Topic Tuesdays are the days we raise awareness about a certain topic. On Feature Fridays we either feature an organization that’s doing great things in our community or one of our amazing providers. Follow us on these platforms to join in on the conversation.
Sage Primary Care is doing COVID-19 Antibody Testing
- Covid antibody testing is typically covered by insurance if a patient has symptoms. Please check with your insurance provider.
- Our cash price is $125. If you’re not an established patient we cannot bill insurance. Non-patients pay cash.
- There is an age limit on testing.
- Swabs are done in the nose. They’re not the same as PCR swabs, which are advanced to the back of the throat.
- Results should be available within 15 minutes to half an hour.
It’s important to note that these tests are not as reliable in asymptomatic individuals. For example, someone might not have symptoms but need a test to say negative for an airline flight. However, if someone has symptoms with exposure, or just plain symptoms, and wants to get checked this is a relatively reliable test.
Sage is providing free tele-behavioral health services to individuals impacted by COVID-19. Those experiencing serious mental illness, Substance Use Disorders, or are healthcare workers in need of support are eligible for services.
Those services include:
- Crisis intervention
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Mental health and substance abuse treatment
- Culturally congruent/cultural wellness services
- Linkages to services and supports (housing, food, employment)
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 884-1114 ext. 603 to answer questions about eligibility for the E-COVID Grant.
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Expanding Addiction Services to Rural Communities in NM: SOR Grant
One of Sage Neuroscience Center’s top priorities is enhancing the way we deliver behavioral and physical health care services to our communities in New Mexico. Rural New Mexicans are at a significant disadvantage with unequal access to care and treatment for alcohol and drug-related problems. Sage Neuroscience Center wants to help increase that access by making our services available (in-person or remotely via telehealth).
Call us today at (505) 502-4950 for more information.
We are continuing to do our part by providing the safest care possible. Most of our staff members have already received the Pfizer vaccine. While we are still doing online appointments, we’re being very careful in the office with hygiene, distance, and masks.
We are still limiting our capacity for our in-person IOP.
We can only have five people in a room at a time.
- Checking temperatures for all patients, staff, and providers coming into the office.
- Plexiglass at each of the check-in desks and the pharmacy.
- 6ft apart stickers on the floor for check-in lines to comply with social distancing.
- All individuals must wear masks inside of the clinic.
- If you have any shortness of breath, fever, cough, or loss of smell, please stay home!
Do you need help paying your rent?
The state of New Mexico has created an Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
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Imani is a writer who is passionate about helping others through her work. Her own struggles with mental health and experience in therapy give her a unique perspective to empathize with our patients and readers. Her experiences influence the articles that she writes. In her free time, Imani enjoys traveling, making YouTube videos, reading, and obnoxiously singing to show tunes.
*All blog content that is written by Imani is approved by a licensed mental health professional.*