Food and Nutritional Services

The Green Chile Café

The Green Chile Café is a local favorite for fresh, quality dining. Open to the public, it’s located on the west end of the building, and features indoor and outdoor seating.

The café serves a variety of foods each day, from healthy choice options to homestyle comfort food, soups, desserts, cookies and more. Now featuring scrambles to order in the morning and burgers at lunch, grab and go salads and other goodies.

Meals are served daily:
Breakfast, 6:30 am – 9:15 am
Lunch, 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Snack Time, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Call In After Hours (available to inpatients), 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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After Hours Service:

When you are ready to order simply dial 1771 from your telephone and place you order with a member of the Food Services Staff.

  • You may order between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
  • Meals are made to order and can be PICKED UP at the Café within 30 minutes.
  • In order to meet this 30 minute window, we are sorry but there will be NO Substitutions.
  • All meals come with 20 oz fountain drink or sweet or unsweet tea, and choice of cookies, apple or orange as dessert.

Vending Machines for Visitors

Vending is available 24-hours per day and offers, assorted snacks and beverages.  Vending machines are located next to the main registration area, emergency ambulance bay, emergency room waiting and adjacent to our medical surgical patient unit in addition the Green Chile Café Dining Room.

Complimentary Beverages for Visitors

Complimentary small coffee and tea is available in our vending area adjacent to the main registration area and in The Green Chile Café.

Guest Trays

Guest trays are available for visitors at $5.50 per tray, if you would like a guest tray dial 1771, visit the cafeteria or ask the hostess for assistance. Guest trays may not be charged to the patient room. We accept cash or credit cards in room for payment.

We ask if you would like to eat at the same time as the patient you are visiting you order 45 minutes ahead of time. If you have any questions about guest meals, you may call the Nutrition Services Department 736-8325.  From within the hospital, simply dial extension 1771.

Patient Meal Services

The diet, such as a regular, consistent carbohydrate or low sodium, is determined by the patient’s doctor. A selective menu following the prescribed diet is spoken by the hostess from Nutritional Services. Daily a hostess will assist with meal selections. The menu selected will be for the next meal or meals.  A proper diet plays an important role in your treatment and care. Your doctor may change your diet during so as to provide you the best care. If you have any food allergies, or preferences, please inform your nurse.

Orthopedic Patients will utilize a room service menu that is located in the room, please call 1771 to place your order. We will bring your meal within 30 minutes.

Patient Snacks

Our medical surgical unit has a small nourishment room with foods for patients. Ask your hostess, CNA, or nurse for these items. Some of the items you may request include assorted juices, soups, coffee, tea, milk, ice cream, cereal, applesauce, graham crackers, pudding, peanut butter, crackers and condiments.

Clinical Nutrition Services

A Registered Dietitian directs the Nutritional Services Department. During your admission he may visit you to provide nutrition education. Our hostess or other Nutritional Services Team member will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding your diet, menu or specific food preferences. If you wish to speak directly to the dietitian you may call 736-8325, within the hospital call Extension 1770.

The Green Chile Café at Artesia General Hospital

Order online from the Green Chile Café
6:30 am – 5:30 pm
Weekends Online order only

Conference room space and catering are also available for community events. Learn more about The Green Chile Café and Conference Rooms.