Gateway Center at Gibson Health Hub

Learn about the City's Gateway Center at GMC.

The City has recently acquired the Gibson Medical Center, which already serves as a health hub with existing tenants providing services. Plans to create a Gateway Center as part of this health hub will add additional health resources for the community as well as centrally located emergency overnight beds accompanied by supportive services to connect people with the help they need on their pathway to housing.


Gibson Health Hub (GHH) is Home to Six Tenants, Including Three Accredited Hospitals


AMG Specialty Hospital

AMG - Botique hospital and medical care.

Haven Behavioral Hospital

Haven Behavioral Hospital - In-patient and out-patient behavioral health.

Turquoise Lodge Hospital

Turquoise Lodge Hospital - (State) Substance use disorder treatment and detox.

Fresenius Kidney Care

Fresenius Medical Care - Kidney Care

Zia Health ManagementZia Health Management LLC - In-home medical care

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Public Education Department - (State) Job training

The Hub is Also Home to Various City Departments

The words Albuquerque Community Safety, City of Albuquerque circling a blue shield with the letters ACS.

Albuquerque Community Safety - A third branch of the City's first responder system; dispatches an unarmed, first responder team trained in behavioral health.

The words Albuquerque Community Safety, City of Albuquerque circling a blue shield with the letters ACS.

VIP Trauma Recovery Center - Created a central hub to connect victims of violent crime to trauma recovery services.

The Solid waste One Albuquerque logo in Blue letters on the left, and FCS in yellow on the right.

Encampment Outreach - Secures 1/4 mile radius around GHH and connects individuals in encampments to services.

Enhancing the Continuum of Care with Five Key Services

Service Description Outcome Estimated Yearly Impact 
Gateway: Emergency Housing Program Low, barrier, trauma-informed overnight beds for transition to housing Successful exit to safe, stable housing  1000 individuals
Gateway: Engagement Center Easy access to services needed for case management; job training, personal identification  Successful exit to safe, stable housing 1000 individuals
Gateway: First Responder Drop Off Low-acuity, 24/7 connection point to shelter, housing, other services Divert individuals from emergency departments 1,500 connections/ transports to needed services
Medical Sobering Low-acuity, medical monitoring to gain sobriety; Complement to CARES Campus Divert individuals from emergency departments and jail 14,000-16,000 overnight stays
Medical Respite Patient-centered medical care and necessary social services Reduce avoidable emergency department usage and potential re-admissions; connect individuals to permanent supportive housing 180-240 individuals

How Did We Get to These Services?

Community Input Meetings

 Research FCS has Conducted

Research by Other Institutions

More Information

The City is building Gateway in stages, with Phase I anticipated to be complete in winter 2023.

In Phase I:

  • The Emergency Housing Program and Engagement Center portion of Gateway will serve 200 single adult women-identifying individuals per year with 50 initial emergency overnight beds and 90-day transitions to housing for residents. 
  • The First Responder Drop-Off will make up to 1,500 transports a year to needed services.

The Gateway follows best practices from around the country including using a low-barrier approach where services are not forced on individuals, but a plan is made based on the needs of the person.

Get answers to FAQs on the Gateway Center @ GHH