Welcome to MECA Therapies Children's Outpatient Clinic For Children & Young Adults (Age 3 to 21)
Located in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico, MECA Therapies Children’s Outpatient Clinic offers a full range of programs for individuals 3 to 21 years of age. Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and other skilled professionals provide care that is individualized for children and young adults.
The goal of MECA Therapies is to assist children and young adults in reaching their rehabilitation potential in a pleasant atmosphere. MECA Therapies Children’s Outpatient Clinic is fully equipped with a large physical and occupational therapy area, as well as several individual therapy rooms, speech and communication rooms, a therapy pool, and a specialized skills area for sensory motor development.
Individuals referred to our clinic are offered a comprehensive evaluation. Following the initial evaluation, each patient receives detailed information about our findings, as well as a plan of care that includes home programming to do at home. Our professional staff helps develop and deliver treatment plans that seek to build on a patient’s strengths and enhance daily living.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
Physical therapy services focus on gross motor skills to include standing, walking, balance and strengthening through therapeutic activities, appropriate positioning, and adaptive devices that can be incorporated into a child’s typical day.
Occupational therapy focuses on the development of fine motor skills as well as sensory motor, self-regulation, body awareness, and support daily living activities.
Speech therapists work with a full range of communication disorders such as pragmatic language, fluency, oral-motor disorders, apraxia, and working to help children plan and coordinate movements needed to make speech sounds.
After a patient receives an evaluation, a treatment plan is established. Clinic patients can receive therapy in a one-on-one setting and/or co-setting. The Children’s Outpatient Clinic treats children with the following conditions:
• down syndrome
• cerebral palsy
• autism spectrum disorder
• speech-language disorders
• sensory disorders
• developmental delays
• cleft lip and palate
• and other rare syndromes
HOW TO RECEIVE TREATMENT
Step One: Referral
Referrals to MECA Therapies Children’s Outpatient Clinic can be faxed, hand-delivered, or submitted online. Referrals must be accompanied by a prescription from you physician. Health information and paperwork must be completed and obtained prior to scheduling the initial evaluation.
Step Two: Admission
After receiving a referral, a therapist evaluates a patient’s readiness for admission based on the following:
• Patient demonstrates potential for functioning improvements.
• Patient meets admission criteria guidelines set by Medicaid or private insurance carrier.
• Patient is capable of participating in the rehabilitation process.
MECA Therapies participates in a variety of private and Medicaid based insurance plans. Our participation allows for the highest benefit of coverage for our patients. However, this does not guarantee coverage. Insurance benefits are determined, and pre-authorization is completed prior to the first appointment.
Contact your insurance company regarding your specific benefits and to get additional information on your co-pays and deductibles.
In the event the patient is not covered by an insurance plan, the patient has the option of paying for services out-of-pocket.
* ¡Hablamos Español!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: (575) 522-9500
Appointments must include a referral from a physician. Bilingual services are also provided.
CONTACT US TODAY
CHILDREN’S OUTPATIENT CLINIC
1350 Hillrise Circle
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (575) 522-9500
Fax: (575) 523-1108
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.