In 2008, Presbyterian Healthcare Services and University of New Mexico Health Services Center each announced their plans to erect hospitals in Rio Rancho. With both healthcare providers projecting 2010 opening dates at different sites, construction times will be neck and neck as providers vie for the title of being Rio Rancho’s first full-service hospital.
- Follow the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center’s progress here: City of Rio Rancho website.
Existing Health Services
Rio Rancho offers a variety of healthcare services to serve its growing population. The closest full service hospital is currently located just south of Rio Rancho in Albuquerque. In the last quarter of 2006, Presbyterian Healthcare announced plans to build a $150 million, full service hospital in Rio Rancho located in Cabezon Communities. Among the medical services currently available in Rio Rancho are the following:
Presbyterian Urgent Care in Rio Rancho
Provides Urgent Care, Ear, Nose and Throat, OB/GYN, and Radiology services, including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Mammography. The facility has a new emergency room as well that includes 13 exam rooms, two crisis rooms and four overnight rooms. The ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.4100 High Resort Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124(505) 462-8888Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. M-F8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
Lovelace Westside Hospital
The premiere, full-service hospital serving Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s Westside, Lovelace Westside Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, fully equipped and expertly staffed operating rooms, and a brand new medical pavilion with a multitude of outstanding medical specialties and services.
10501 Golf Course Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87114
Hours: 24 hours a day
4005 High Resort Boulevard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Provides Pediatric, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Cardiology, Coumadin, Laboratory, Podiatry, and some Radiology services.
Presbyterian Gastroenterology Clinic
3715 Southern Boulevard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124. This facility will soon feature a new Gastroenterology Laboratory.
Lovelace Sandia Health System
3801 Southern Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM – (505) 896-8646
Retirement and assisted living facilities are available in Rio Rancho at the following locations:
Acantilado Vista Independent Living and Retirement Community
920 Riverview Drive, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Offers seniors independence, community and convenience in their own private apartments. In-house activities and restaurant style meals are provided.
Rio Rancho Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
4210 Sabana Grande Avenue, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Offers a 120 bed, Medicare-certified facility with speech, respiratory, physical, and occupational therapy. It provides 24 hour nursing care, accommodates special diets and has an extensive activities program.
Sandia Springs Senior Living Community
1000 River View Drive, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Offers 80 private apartments in its Assisted Living Service Plan and a Special Needs program for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia; also offers cottages for independent seniors on the premises.