1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669): Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage to obtain the medications they need for free or at a reduced cost. www.pparx.org
Medical - Medication Assistance
(800) 706-2400: Pfizer Helpful Answers is a family of prescription assistance programs that provides eligible patients with their Pfizer prescriptions for free or at a savings, and, in some cases, offers reimbursement support services. www.phahelps.com
RxAssist is a nationally recognized, web based medication assistance resource center. The website provides information regarding programs set up by drug companies that offer free or low-cost medications to uninsured individuals with low income. www.rxassist.org
812 South 24th Street - (402) 345-8047: Offers assistance with applying for free or reduced cost prescriptions and medical care. To receive assistance, you will need a photo id, social security card for everyone living in your house, and a current piece of mail dated within the last 30 days. If you do not have these items, ask to speak with a case manager to assist you. www.togetheromaha.org
Medical - STD Testing
2915 Grant Street - (402) 451-3553: Provides STD testing, counseling, and treatment at multiple locations in Omaha. www.charlesdrewhcomaha.org
1111 South 41st Street - (402) 444-7112: Provides testing for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV for individuals age 13 and older. For females, testing also includes screening for vaginal bacteria and infections. Treatment and counseling are also offered. Call for an appointment. Requires photo identification and $15.00 fee. www.douglascountyhealth.com
250 South 77th Street, Suite A - (402) 552-9260: Provides free, confidential, and anonymous HIV testing and counseling with results available the same day. Screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia is now available at Nebraska AIDS Project for a $10.00 fee, which includes treatment if necessary. An HIV test is required prior to an STD test, and NAP offers testing to anyone age 13 and older. While HIV testing may remain anonymous, STD testing must be done confidentially, which means you will need to provide information such as your name, date of birth, and telephone number. www.nap.org
3105 North 93rd Street - (402) 496-0489: Offers free and reduced cost pregnancy testing, pregnancy planning services, abortion services and referrals, adoption services and referrals, STD testing, treatments, and vaccines, HIV testing, birth control and emergency contraception, LGBT services, men's and women's reproductive healthcare, and women's routine physicals. www.plannedparenthood.org
5050 Ames Avenue - (402) 595-2280: Confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases including testing and counseling for HIV. The clinic is open the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 5:30-7 PM. There is a $15 fee for testing which can be waived based on the patent's ability to pay. www.unmc.edu/sharing/respect_clinic.htm
(402) 489-1059: Common Sense Parenting is a practical, skill-based parenting program. Classes are specific for parents of toddlers and preschoolers, school age children, and children with ADHD. The program addresses issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control, and school success. Classes are held on the Boys Town Campus and at the National Research Hospital in Omaha. http://www.boystown.org/locations/nebraska-iowa/programs/common-sense-pa...
www.parenting.org - Free online resource for parents created and maintained by parenting experts from Boys Town.
South Omaha - Juan Diego Center - 5211 South 31st Street - (402) 939-4602
North Omaha - Christ Child North Center - 2111 Emmet Street - (402) 453-6363
Offers financial family planning, nutrition and health, parenting classes, personal development, basic skills education (childcare provided at Juan Diego Center), and community involvement programs. www.ccomaha.org
6502 Sorensen Parkway - (402) 502-9788 or 6663 Sorensen Parkway - (402) 453-6869: Offers free parenting classes for all parenting levels. http://www.chdomaha.org/
4545 Dodge Street - (402) 504-3638 or main line (402) 553-6000: CSI's Parent Education 5-week workshop provides class instruction to parents of all ages. Classes are separated based on the age of the child. Topics include development, interaction, preventing challenging behaviors, discipline, and self-esteem building. There is a cost for the parenting program, but assistance may be available for those who qualify.
8200 Dodge Street - (800) 833-3100: Offers Parenting U, a series of workshops on a variety of parenting topics. Workshops are generally in the evenings, food is provided, child care may be available if needed, and all workshops are free. Registration is required due to limited space. Register online at http://childrensomaha.org/Parentingu
Northwest - 2010 North 88th Street - (402) 496-1000 or Southwest - 13336 Industrial Road, Suite 101 - (402) 895-4000: Offers parenting courses for parents of children with special needs. www.crccomaha.org
2101 South 42nd Street - 552-7400 (English) or 616-7749 (Spanish): Positive Parenting is a 12 week class for parents of children from birth to age 12 who want to learn more about developmental stages and needs, appropriate expectations, effective discipline, family roles, and cooperation and independence. Free child care is available. Groups meet once a month. Cost is $75 ($6.50 per class). www.heartlandfamilyservice.org
333 South 132nd Street - (402) 330-2024: Offers a 4 session course intended to expand parent knowledge of children's needs, allow children to grow from mistakes, and teach children to live with consequences. There is a fee for the course, but scholarships may be available upon request. Offered twice a year. www.jfsomaha.com