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OneWorld is proud to announce the July 9 ribbon cutting ceremony for our newest clinic: OneWorld’s Teen and Young Adult Health Center in West Omaha.

An open house for guests and members of the press will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the ribbon cutting will take place at 9 a.m. Mayor Jean Stothert and other guests will speak during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Located at 2520 S. 130th Ave. in West Omaha and staffed with top-quality physicians and other health practitioners, our new clinic will focus 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, and our Teen and Young Adult Health Centers employ clinicians who are highly trained.

“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 Young Adult Health Centers (our original location is on South 24th St.) are currently the only comprehensive health centers in the Omaha metro area that are dedicated to teens and young adults. The clinics are intentionally designed to be warm and welcoming, and they provide critical primary and behavioral health care for patients who speak multiple languages and live in varied neighborhoods throughout the Omaha metro area. The clinics’ night and weekend hours make health care more accessible for teens and young adults.

At OneWorld’s 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.”

If you are interested in attending the West Omaha Teen and Young Adult Health Center’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, please contact Development Specialist Rachel Schure to RSVP: Call (402) 502-8940 or email rschure@oneworldomaha.org.

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