Site of Service

Timely and Affordable Healthcare

Presbyterian developed the Site of Service initiative to ensure members have access to the care they need, when they need it and at the lowest out-of-pocket cost. The Site of Service initiative will help our providers guide members to accessible and cost-effective healthcare options. Having lower-cost options may also encourage members to get the care needed as prescribed by our providers.

Tests, Treatments and Procedures

Many common tests, treatments and procedures that are performed in a hospital can also be provided at more convenient and lower-cost locations. When certain procedures are done outside of a hospital-based facility, patients and members can save money on out-of-pocket costs.

Savings Opportunities

Hospital Facility Average Claim CostPotential Savings at Lower-Cost LocationPotential Claim Savings at Lower-Cost Location
Orthopedic (Joint) Procedures
$5,357 40% $2,143
Colon Screening
$1,417 65% $921
Diagnostic Imaging$1,320 50% $660
Lab Work
$261 65% $170

How Can Members and Patients Start Saving?

  • Call the Presbyterian Customer Service Center. The phone number is on the back of the member’s health insurance identification card.
  • Receive a provider referral to a cost-effective location.

Lower-cost Care Locations

 ServiceProviders Service Area by RegionLower-cost Care Provider

Joint Procedures

  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • Hip Procedures
  • Joint Injections
Central NM Surgery Center/Orthopaedics
Northwest Four Corners ASC
Southeast Southern NM Surgery Center

Lab Work

  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Other Bodily Fluid
  • Body Tissue

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Computerized Tomography Scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan
  • General Radiology
Central Radiology Associates of Albuquerque
Northeast X-Ray Associates
Southwest Imaging Center of Las Cruces

Colon Screening

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
Northeast Endoscopy of Santa Fe
Northwest Four Corners ASC
Southeast Clovis Surgery Center
Southwest Lohman Endoscopy Center