Patient Information

2019 Las Cruces, NM

 NM Mission of Mercy is a first-come, first-served clinic where all are welcome
May 3 & 4, 2019
 Doors open at 5:15am!

What is NM Mission of Mercy 
New Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM), a large scale, two day free dental/medical clinic, is a program of the New Mexico Dental Association Foundation. It is a place and time where dental/medical professionals and community volunteers can come together to help provide care at no cost to individuals who cannot access and/or afford care. 
 Who Should Come
Adults and children (Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.)
If you do not have enough money to pay for dental or medical care
If you do not have a regular dental or medical home

No appointment
No paperwork needed 
No application 

May 3 & 4, 2019           
NO ONE should wait until NM MOM to seek
critical dental or medical attention, as this
could lead to serious health consequences.


Las Cruces Convention Center
680 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001            map


 Free Parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center

Clinic Hours

The clinic doors open at 5:15 am.
Patients may begin lining up after 4:30 PM, Thursday, 5/2/19.
Treatment will be provided for 12 hours but the doors will close when clinic capacity is reached.
No appointments will be taken or are necessary.
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
The number of patients seen will be limited by clinic capacity.
There is a possibility that not everyone in line will receive treatment – Come early!

Services Provided

Basic medical and dental services will be provided.  Dental volunteers will provide fillings, extractions, and cleanings.  Limited lab work (for example, temporary partials) and limited root canal therapy will be offered if volunteers are available to provide the services. All patients will receive preventive dental education and instructions on how to properly maintain their oral health. Medical volunteers will provide consultation, referrals, education, and some urgent care treatments.

NM MOM providers cannot treat dental patients with some specific medically compromising conditions, such as extremely high blood pressure. All potential NM MOM patients will receive a medical screening before any treatment is performed.

Due to the volume of expected patients and time constraints, dentists and medical professionals will not be able to address every problem a patient may have.  A provider will perform triage to determine which procedure(s) would most benefit each patient.

NO ONE should wait until NM MOM to seek critical dental or medical attention, as this could lead to serious health consequences.

Requirements for Treatment

NN MOM is open to anyone willing to wait in line to receive treatment, no questions asked, for as long as resources are available. There is no sign up for patients as the clinic is first-come, first-served. Come early!
No ID’s or paperwork is required, and any demographic information collected will only be used in aggregate so that we have statistics about our patient population. Patients will be required to complete and sign a waiver.

What to bring

The line to enter the clinic will be outside so dress appropriately for weather conditions.
Food and drinks will not be provided.
You will wait your turn to enter the clinic, and then wait to see a dental/medical provider so bring reading, electronic devices, crossword puzzles, or other items to fill your time.
You will only be allowed to bring one small personal item (purse or backpack) into the clinic.


Free childcare will be provided for all patients receiving care. Drinks and snacks will be provided for the children.

Patient Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at NM MOM?

How long should I expect to wait in line?

How long should I expect to be in the clinic?

Do I have to wait in line if my case is an emergency?

I'm not from New Mexico. Can I still receive services at NM MOM?

Are pets allowed inside the facility?

Are translators available?

Who is paying for all of this free care?