Healthcare Coordination Division

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services created a Healthcare Program Coordination Division in 2015 to manage the agency’s VA, state, and local healthcare alliances. The division serves in an advocacy role to ensure that New Mexico’s veterans are aware of their health benefits–and to assist any veterans and their eligible dependents with navigating the New Mexico VA Healthcare  system.  The division is also responsible for developing and managing partnerships with non-VA healthcare entities which serve veterans in our state—especially for veterans who do not qualify for VA health care.

The division has created a Network of Care portal; a one-stop-shop not only for health care service, but also for services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. This public service is an attempt to bring together critical information for all components of the veterans’ community–including veterans, family members, active-duty personnel, reservists, members of the New Mexico National Guard, employers, service providers, and the community at large. This link can be found at

Healthcare Intake Form

The Healthcare Program Management Division is led by Mitchell Lawrence, who before coming to the NMDVS served 26-years with the United States Air Force before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant and Superintendent of the 377th Medical Group at Kirtland. Mitchell can be reached at (505) 383-2430 or


Healthcare Coordination Division

Mitchell Lawrence, Director (505) 383-2430


 Network of Care Vets