Desert Hills of New Mexico

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Basic Information

Address: 5310 Sequoia Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87120
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Phone Number: 855-602-6571
Office Hours: 24/7

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Client Age Group: Children & adolescents (ages 6 to 18)
Professional Work Setting:

Desert Hills of New Mexico provides a full continuum of behavioral health services, from sub-acute residential treatment to community-based programs, for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 who have been struggling with substance abuse and addiction, behavioral and mood disorders, and/or certain mental health disorders. In the years since we opened in 1990, Desert Hills has grown from a small residential program to the largest provider of behavioral health services for the state of New Mexico. We currently provide care at three locations in the Albuquerque area.

Services Provided:

- Residential treatment program - consists of 24-hour nurising and an intensive therapeutic and educational program. All patients in residential care have their own treatment teams consisting of nurses, therapists, program director, unit staff, and psychiatrists. Separated into 10 distinct units which allows patients to be surrounded by peers who are facing similar issues
- Day treatment program - 5 days a week, 8:00am - 4:00pm, available for 6th - 12th grade students. Addresses both academic and behavioral issues.
- Educational services
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
- Disorders treated: ADHD, aggression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, impulse control, intellectual disability, ODD, PTSD, self-harm, suicidal ideatoin
- Co-occurring disorders treated: alcohol, marijuana, oxycodone, synthetic marijuana

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

At Desert Hills we proudly provide a full range of care services for children, adolescents, and their families. We strive to use evidence-based modalities and provide each member of our staff with ongoing training and supervision to ensure that all treatment services are being appropriately implemented. Not only do we offer specialized residential treatment that is customized for each patient, but we also offer programs that are culturally sensitive. Furthermore, we are Joint Commission Accredited and are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care.


"I was really struggling emotionally, but now I have a new outlook on life." - Amber S.