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Lea County Health & Wellness Department


At Lea County Health & Wellness, we strive to provide quality care to the clients and the community we serve. Lea County Health & Wellness combines Mental Health Services, Alcohol & Other Drugs Services and Connections Program services into a single system of care.

Lea County Health & Wellness Mission Statement

The Mission of The Lea County Health & Wellness is to provide the highest quality behavioral
health and substance use disorder assistance along with targeted case management
services to individuals in need. We will ensure a full continuum of quality education,
prevention, intervention and treatment services are available for eligible residents. We
will assist clients in obtaining services needed and to support them to meet their goals to improve functionality and cultivating positive changes in behavior.

Group Counseling and Therapy

  • Providing opportunities for clients to develop communication skills and participate in socialization experiences; this is particularly useful for individuals whose socializing has revolved around using drugs or alcohol
  • Establishing an environment in which clients help, support, and, when necessary, confront one another
  • Introducing structure and discipline into the often chaotic lives of clients
  • Providing norms that reinforce healthful ways of interacting in a safe and supportive therapeutic milieu that is crucial for recovery
  • Advancing individual recovery; group members who are further along in recovery can help other members
  • Providing a venue for group leaders to transmit new information, teach new skills, and guide clients as they practice new behaviors
      • Group Counseling and therapy
      • Individual counseling
      • Psychoeducational programming
      • Monitoring alcohol and drug use
      • Community-based support groups
      • Family involvement and counseling
      • Comprehensive psychosocial assessment
      • Life skills education

Connections Program

The Connections Program is responsible for monitoring treatment and educational referrals as well as aiding clients in accessing services with outside agencies and resources to improve educational, health, occupational, relational, emotional and behavior goals.

Connections Program Mission

The Lea County Connections Program mission is to ensure an integrated system of care from prevention through intervention for displaced individuals and families within our community. We strive to accomplish this through the development of policies and practices, community involvement, advocacy and the coordination of services that respect human dignity, strengthen partnerships, and maximize resources.

Michael Nevarez, LPCC
Clinical Manager
Lea County Annex
1019 E. Bender Blvd
Hobbs, NM 88240
575.391.2921 Office
575.397.7413 Fax
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday - 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday - 8:00am - 2:00pm
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