Program Qualifications

Income Limits

Income limits change annually as the State of New Mexico per capita income is adjusted per NMSA 1978 §27-5-4G. To remain in compliance, Otero County Healthcare Services uses the Federal Poverty Limits (FPL).

Income Amount - 300% FPL
Household Total
$35,640 Household of 1
Household of 2
$60,480 Household of 3
$72,900 Household of 4
$85,320 Household of 5
$97,740 Household of 6

Resource Limits

Assets are not to exceed $20,000. Applicant's owned primary residence and lot are not considered in the assets calculation.


Pursuant to the Otero County Ordinance §140-5, an applicant must be domiciled in Otero County for a minimum of 90 days preceding the provision of medical services.