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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services


SIPI is in the process of hiring a substance abuse counselor on our campus for our students for the spring 2023 trimester. 

SIPI has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with First Nations Community Healthsource (FNCH). Students needing personal and/or substance abuse counseling will be referred to Megan Sanchez, LPCC. If you are a student and in need of assistance, please see Dr. Cometsevah and an appropriate referral will be made to FNCH. 

SIPI also has an MOU with Indian Health Service and appropriate referrals will be made to the Indian Health Service-Behavioral Health. 

If you wish to contact First Nations Community Healthsource or Indian Health Service-Behavioral Health, please see the following contact information. Thank you. 


First Nations Community Healthsource

5608 Zuni Road SE 

Albuquerque, NM 87108 

-Mental Health appointments: 505-262-6520

-Substance Use Services: 505-515-6546. If no call back within 48 hours, please call 505-262-6546.

-24-hour emergency crisis hotline @ 505-934-1694 or After hours questions can be answered through the Call4Health help line at 505-715-4206. BHS offices open from 8-5 weekdays.


Indian Health Service - Behavioral Health 

801 Vasser NE 

Albuquerque, NM 87131

505-248-2017 / Main:505-248-4052


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 

Director of Student Affairs 

Dr. Cecelia Cometsevah

ASC Bldg 102, Room #32

Email: [email protected]  | Phone: 505-922-4093



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New Mexico Crisis and Access Line


If you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern, you can find help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer- to-Peer Warmline.


New Mexico Crisis and Access Line


Call to connect with a counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)
TTY 1-855-227-5485
711 for relay (hearing & speech impaired)


New Mexico Peer-to-Peer Warmline


Call 7:00am – 11:30pm or text 6pm – 11pm every day
1-855-4NM-7100 (466-7100)
711 for relay (hearing & speech impaired)