Building upon the success of our Teen and Young Adult Health Center in South Omaha, early this summer, OneWorld will open a second clinic for teens and young adults in West Omaha. The new Teen and Young Adult Health Center will offer the same services as its South Omaha counterpart to meet the unique health needs of young people. The new clinic will be located at 2520 S. 130th Ave.
“We hope that a new Teen and Young Adult Health Center in West Omaha will help us reach young people when they need our services most: when they’re making important decisions about their health and futures,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “Adolescence is often a time of peer pressure and physical and emotional changes, and we want to step up to meet teens and young adults where they are and to help guide them to lead healthy lives.”
OneWorld’s innovative Teen and Adult Health Center on South 24th St. is currently the only comprehensive health center in the Omaha metro area that is dedicated to teens and young adults. The clinic was intentionally designed to be warm and welcoming, and it provides critical primary and behavioral health care for patients who speak nine different languages and live in 13 different ZIP codes. The clinic’s extended night and weekend hours make health care more accessible for teens and young adults.
At the existing Teen and Young Adult Health Center, all young people have access to confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, STD treatment, educational materials, condoms and birth control — all at no cost to them, whether they have health insurance or not.
“Making these sexual health resources available to young people is making a difference in our community,” Skolkin said. “The successes we’ve seen at our Teen and Young Adult Health Center in South Omaha were encouraging as OneWorld developed a strategy to provide even more young people in Omaha with quality, affordable care. We are excited to see what positive effects a second adolescent-focused clinic will have on our community.”
The new clinic will open in summer 2019. Watch for updates from OneWorld regarding the date of the clinic’s grand opening.