(Image courtesy of Juan Montoya)
On July 9, 2019, OneWorld officially opened our newest clinic: OneWorld’s Teen and Young Adult Health Center in West Omaha.
Members of the press, community partners and friends of OneWorld attended the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. The open house began at 8:30 a.m., and the ribbon cutting took place at 9 a.m. Mayor Jean Stothert spoke during the ceremony, and she cut the ribbon outside the main entrance.
Located at 2520 S. 130th Ave. and staffed with top-quality physicians and other health practitioners, our new clinic focuses on the physical and emotional well-being of young people ages 12-24. This clinic builds on the success of our Teen and Young Adult Health Center in South Omaha, which was the first clinic of its kind in Nebraska. OneWorld has nearly 50 years of experience with providing health care to children and families in Omaha.
“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 Centers are the only comprehensive health centers in the Omaha metro area that are dedicated to teens and young adults. The clinics were both intentionally designed to be warm and welcoming—the new clinic even offers a phone charging station and video games in the waiting area. The clinic’s extended night and weekend hours make critical primary and behavioral health care more accessible for teens and young adults who speak nine different languages and live throughout the Omaha metro area.
At our Teen and Young Adult Health Centers, 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.”
Teens and young adults can come alone for appointments, or they can bring their parents, family members or friends if it makes them feel more comfortable. All are welcome at OneWorld! To make an appointment at the new clinic, teens and young adults can call (402) 769-7077 or text (402) 913-8630. Learn more about how to contact our Teen and Young Adult Health Centers on our “contact us” web page.
Media coverage from the ribbon-cutting ceremony for OneWorld’s Teen and Young Adult Health Center in West Omaha: