For pregnant women, it’s important to maintain regular appointments with a health care provider. If you live in rural Northeastern New Mexico, making it to regular appointments can involve a substantial amount of travel. Regular commutes to appointments require time, can be dangerous, and cost extra money for fuel and food.
To help reduce the amount of travel that pregnant women in rural areas need to do in order to visit their providers, the ROAMS grant is working on making home telehealth equipment easily available in Northeastern New Mexico. Home telehealth kits may be available for pregnant women in Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora and Harding Counties. These kits come with an Ipad and will include all of the necessary equipment so that you can have regular check-ins with your provider from the comfort of your own home.
Pregnant mothers may be eligible to receive free equipment and services that will help connect them with their care providers from the comfort of their homes. If you are interested in learning more about home telehealth kits for pregnant women in your area, contact one of our Family Navigators.