Cancer Support Services

Holy Cross Hospital's Cancer Support Services provides non-medical support to people in Taos & Colfax Counties experiencing cancer. Our services support emotional well-being and ensure that basic needs are met, in order to ease stress, promote healing and improve the quality of the life for patients and their families.

Services provided to clients include: Health care navigation, support groups, housecleaning, massage, acupuncture, yoga and other modalities, fitness and lifestyle coaching, and assistance with transportation and lodging.

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2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Holy Cross Hospital recently completed an assessment of health needs for residents in Taos County. The hospital also developed a plan for using its services to respond to the significant community needs identified in the report. A copy of the report is available for your review here and is available for inspection and copying in the hospital’s administrative office, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm.

Holy Cross Hospital will revise its implementation efforts each year and undertake a new study to revise this report in two to three years. Your review is encouraged and submission of comments for consideration is welcomed. Please take the time to review the needs identified in the report and help the hospital take actions to make improvements resulting in Taos County being an increasingly healthy place to live.

For further information please contact Monica Griego in the Development Department at (575) 751-8929.

 


HEALTHCARE.GOV Extends Deadline through December 17th, 2015 for coverage beginning January 1, 2016

Because of the unprecedented demand and volume of consumers contacting our call center or visiting HealthCare.gov, we are extending the deadline to sign-up for January 1, 2016 coverage until 11:59 pm PST December 17, 2015.

Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last two days and approximately one million consumers have left their contact information to hold their place in line. Our goal is to provide access to affordable coverage, and the additional 48 hours will give consumers an opportunity to come back and complete their enrollment for January 1, 2016 coverage.

IMPORTANT

If you enroll in a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov or the Marketplace Call Center by 11:59 p.m. December 17, 2015 Pacific Standard Time, your coverage will start January 1, 2016. If you provided your contact information on the web or at our call center, we'll send you an email or call you when we're ready for you to come back and finish enrolling.


GOT HEALTH INSURANCE?

Open Enrollment for 2016 will begin on November 1, 2015.

By now most people know they must have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.
But, did you know:

  • Health insurance must be obtained or renewed during open enrollment
  • You won’t be able to buy private coverage for individuals and families from the Health Exchange outside of open enrollment without qualifying for a special enrollment period
  • If you had coverage in 2015 you might have an opportunity to automatically re-enroll
  • Tax penalties are increasing

Health insurance can seem complicated so we’ve put together basic information and common terms we hope you will find helpful. Follow this link to learn more about the following topics:

  • What is Health Exchange/Affordable Care Act/Marketplace Coverage insurance?
  • What and when is open enrollment?
  • Will I automatically re-enroll?
  • What is the tax penalty for having health insurance?

Our Enrollment Specialists are available to help

  • If you don’t have health insurance
  • If your current insurance is too expensive
  • If you have questions

Call 575-751-5764 for more information.
This is a free service available to anyone in our community.


THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
An interactive look

This website from the University of Southern California (USC) shows you what changes you can expect to see in health care. Follow this link to see the website. Click on the various icons to reveal information.

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