February is National School-Based Health Center Awareness Month. OneWorld’s teams of clinicians at our four School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) have been busy this year! We’re proud to share that, since last July (just before the 2018-2019 school year began) 3,678 unique children and teens received care at OneWorld SBHCs through 4,358 clinic visits.

OneWorld’s clinics are located inside four Omaha Public Schools (OPS) schools: Bryan High, Indian Hill Elementary, Liberty Elementary and Spring Lake Elementary. Services are available to all OPS students, regardless of the school they attend, and students’ siblings under the age of 19 can also receive care at the clinics, as can children enrolled in early childhood programs at Head Start, Educare and Early Child Services’ Network of Excellence.

Our SBHC clinicians are available to provide supplemental health care from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (hours may vary based on OPS’ schedule). SBHC staff members can diagnose and treat many common conditions, like sore throats, ear infections, headaches, burns, scrapes, sprains, minor wounds and more. They also perform school and sports physicals, give immunizations and assist students with dental needs by arranging Care Mobile visits and utilizing teledentistry as needed. If students and their families do not already have primary health care providers, SBHC staff members will help them establish OneWorld as their health care home.

OneWorld SBHCs also give young people access to needed behavioral health services. Our 2018 Milagro Dinner video focused on two OPS students, Mireya and Vanessa, who found the care they needed for depression and anxiety at a OneWorld SBHC. After working with “Dr. James” (James Connelly, behavioral health therapist at one SBHC and at OneWorld’s Teen and Young Adult Health Center), Mireya created an after-school support group for her fellow students who were struggling with their mental health and well-being. Vanessa began to channel her thoughts and feelings into her favorite hobby—creating art—to help her “make the invisible visible.”

Parents can call to make an appointment for their child, but walk-ins are also welcome at our SBHCs.

Bryan High School
4700 Giles Road
Omaha, NE 68157
(402) 991-3904

Indian Hill Elementary School
3121 U St.
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 933-4968

Liberty Elementary School
2021 St. Mary’s Ave.
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 505-8180

Spring Lake Elementary School
4215 S. 20th St.
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 932-7014

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