welcome to Las Clinicas del Norte!

Las Clinicas del Norte (LCDN) is a federally designated Frontier Community Health Center, and provides services to the approximately 14,720 residents of its service area, covering 2,500 square miles in parts of Rio Arriba and Taos Counties, both of which have been designated Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs). The LCDN service area is a frontier region, with low population density (4.2 persons/square mile), with widely scattered villages and small towns. Las Clinicas del Norte is the only provider of primary care, oral health care, and behavioral health services in its service area. The area is extremely rural and mountainous, with winters that sometimes make travel hazardous.

Our vision is to provide culturally competent care to the underserved and medically indigent patients in a remote part of northern New Mexico. LCDN operates three clinic sites, in El Rito, Abiquiu, and Ojo Caliente, all strategically located to provide maximum access to the area’s rural residents. LCDN also operates school-based health centers in Abiquiu, 2 in the Mesa Vista School District at El Rito and near Ojo Caliente, and in Pojoaque, NM, a rural community 20 miles north of Santa Fe, adjacent to Pojoaque Pueblo.

about us

Mission Statement

Las Clinicas Del Norte exists to promote healthy communities with a proactive approach to individual and community health. Our focus shall be to provide comprehensive preventative and primary health care services that are accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive and compassionate.

  • Suggestions/Complaints

You can send suggestions or complaints to our Chief Operations Officer, Brandi Darby, at Brandi@lcdn.org

job openings

  • Behavioral Health Therapist

Las Clinicas del Norte invites licensed LCSW’s, LISW’s OR LPCC’S to apply for Clinical Health positions Las Clinicas del Norte. We are open to applications from LMSW’s, LMHC’s, LMHC’s, LPC’s, and LMFT’s with the understanding that applicants have 2-3 years of clinical supervision prior to testing for independent licensure.

  • Intake, diagnose, evaluate, develop treatment plan, and monitor progress for patients to include individuals, couples, families, and groups
  • Establish working relationships with sponsoring, advisory, and related services agencies
  • Promote organization by ensuring the understanding of program services available to clients
  • Assist clients in obtaining services by initiating referrals to community agencies and resources
  • Work hours: Four (10) hour work days or Five (8) hour work days

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or equivalent
  • New Mexico LISW, LCSW, or LMSW license required
  • Two to three years of experience in community-based behavioral health services

our history

Las Clinicas del Norte (LCDN) was established. It was first known as the El Rito Betterment Association.

LCDN opened its first clinic in El Rito in June 1973.

A new clinic location is opened in Ojo Caliente.

The Abiquiu clinic location is opened.

El Rito Betterment Association name was changed to Las Clinicas del Norte.

New expanded El Rito clinic is opened.

Our first school based clinic is opened at Mesa Vista High School.

The second school based clinic is opened at Pojoaque Valley High School and the Ojo Caliente clinic moves to a new building next to the post office.

The Abiquiu clinic moves to a new building by the Abiquiu Inn.

job openings

  • Cashier/Receptionist

Las Clinicas Del Norte is accepting applications for Cashier/Receptionist. Cashier Receptionist, is responsible for ensuring the financial viability of Las Clinicas Del Norte by collecting payments, ensuring the accuracy of patient billing information, initiating billing activities, and assisting in scheduling patients; is also responsible for projecting a positive first impression of the organization, by communicating effectively with the general public and co-workers as well as greeting all customers in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Seeking full-time or part-time nurse practitioner (CNP) for rural Federally Qualified Health Center in beautiful Northern, New Mexico. Located approximately one hour north of Santa Fe, Las Clinicas Del Norte serves a high-needs rural area with high-quality primary care and limited specialty services.

  • Full-time or part-time positions available
  • Well-established FQHC with patient resources such as case management, eligibility, and community health workers
  • Established practice with room to grow
  • Competitive salary and generous benefits package
  • Sites qualify for both state and federal loan repayment programs
  • Bilingual desired but not necessary

job openings

  • Medical Assistant

Las Clinicas Del Norte is accepting applications full time Medical Assistant to work at all LCDN Clinic sites as needed. Must be able to work independently, have good organizational, communication & computer skills. Will be assisting with patient care management. Medical assisting and bilingual preferred.

  • Dental Assistant

Las Clinicas Del Norte is accepting applications for Dental Assistant position(s) to work at all LCDN Dental Clinic in El Rito. Candidate must be able to work independently, have good organizational, communication and computer skills. Must have knowledge of good dental care, methods of sterilization, maintenance of simple records, routine office procedures, and of safety and sanitary precautions; ability to prepare instruments and equipment sterilization and safety; to anticipate routine problems and to take effective action; to follow orders and established procedures explicitly; and to schedule time efficiently. Radiology, Pit & Fissure Sealant Coronal Polishing; and Topical Fluoride certifications preferred. Bilingual preferred. Competitive pay and fringe benefits.

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician

Las Clinicas Del Norte (LCDN), is accepting applications for Certified Pharmacy Technician. Candidate must be able to work independently, have good organizational, communication, and computer skills. The Pharmacy Technician’s job purpose will require candidate be responsible for assisting the consultant pharmacist and medical staff in the provision of save and cost effective pharmaceutical services primarily for the Abiquiu Clinic site. They will also provide pharmacy support to assure that quality pharmacy services are provided in accordance with regulatory requirements and LDCN Pharmacy Policies and Procedures

  • Full Job Postings
  • Employment Application Form

Fax resume and employment application to HR Dept. (575) 581-0030 or email to HR@lcdn.org

Here at Las Clinicas Del Norte, we care about protecting the health and well-being of our staff and patients. Accordingly, Las Clinicas Del Norte has a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees that is a condition of employment. If you apply for and are offered employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.

We will also consider valid requests for an exemption from this requirement, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate having unvaccinated employees in our employ.

meet our management team

Andrea Sandoval, MBA, CEO

Executive Director

Kathleen Ngirbedul, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne Alvarez, FNP-C

Medical Director

Brandi Darby

Chief Operations Officer

Monique Garcia, LCSW

CCS Director

Desi Lopez

IT Director

Cora Griego

Dental Manager